Zayn Malik Reveals New Facial Hair Transformation Months After Gigi Hadid Split

More hair, don't care—Zayn Malik headed into 2022 rocking a serious beard. Scroll on to see a photo of his new look!

By Gabrielle Chung Jan 15, 2022 12:37 AMTags
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Zayn Malik is making some night changes to his appearance.

On Friday, Jan. 14, the One Direction alum took to Instagram to show off a major facial hair transformation, debuting a new beard. In a photo, Zayn's signature scruff looked noticeably longer than usual as he rocked a pair of sunglasses from his collaboration with Arnette. He completed his 'fit with a leather bomber jacket layered on top of a knitted sweater.

Although Zayn didn't include a caption with his selfie, the comments section was nonetheless flooded with praise from his fans.

"Love the new look," one wrote, while another one raved, "True beauty."

The post comes four months after a source confirmed to E! News that Zayn and Gigi Hadid, with whom he shares 15-month-old daughter Khai, had called it quits. News of the split followed allegations that the "Pillowtalk" singer and Gigi's mother, Yolanda Hadid, were involved in a family dispute.

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In a police citation obtained by E! News, Zayn was charged with harassment for allegedly shoving Yolanda, 58, into a dresser, "causing mental anguish and physical pain." He pleaded no contest to the charge, and denied "striking" the former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star in a statement to TMZ.

 

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Amid the allegations, Zayn also released a social media statement that read in part: "This was and still should be a private matter but it seems for now there is divisiveness and despite my efforts to restore us to a peaceful family environment that will allow for me to co-parent my daughter in a manner in which she deserves, this has been 'leaked' to the press. I am hopeful though for healing for all involved with the harsh words shared and more importantly, I remain vigilant to protect Khai and give her the privacy she deserves."

Since their breakup, Gigi has also changed up her look. In late November, the 26-year-old supermodel reverted back to her blonde locks after going auburn earlier in the year.

However, Zayn's latest hair transformation isn't his first. Take a look at all the styles he's rocked over the years in the gallery below.

Blondest Ever

2018

Crop Top

2017

Toussled Tresses

2017

Think Pink

2016

Blond Again

2016

Gray Day

2015

Going Green

2015

Buzz Fever

2015

Blonds Have More Fun

2015

Fresh Cut

2015

Dashing Fellow

2014

'90s Vibes

2014

Smoothing Things Over

2014

Slick Back

2014

Side Swept

2014

Indie

2014

Roughing It

2013

Groovy Waves

2013

Blond Streak

2012

Spiky

2012

Skater Boy

2010

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