Zayn Malik has shaved off all his hair

In the era of social media that we live in, it's far too easy to get invested in the lives of the rich and famous. Whether we choose to keep up with Kim Kardashian's latest business endeavours or remain on top of whatever trouble that Shia LaBeouf has got himself in to, one thing is for sure: we're often more interested in the top one per cent, than our friends.

Now, I'm not condoning such behaviour, but when we spend so much time tapping away on apps such as Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat, it's unsurprising that we've become so obsessed with what our favourite celebrity is doing. I mean, thanks to such applications, we can now access their lives in a way that we never could before. Certainly, Arnold Schwarzenegger uses Snapchat and it seems like Donald Trump conducts the majority of his business via his thumbs and Twitter. As such, we're granted near 24/7 access to the lives of those we admire and look up to - a fan-girl's veritable dream.

So as you can imagine, the whole world found itself in quite the tizzy when news broke that Zayn Malik, of One Direction and heartthrob fame, shaved off all his hair.

Yes, you heard that right - Zayn Malik is now bald.

His mother, Trisha posted the snap on her personal Instagram account on Sunday. The image shows her lovingly kissing her son's bald head, whilst he poses for the camera alongside his girlfriend, American fashion model and social media star, Gigi Hadid.

And of course, his legion of fans had quite the reaction to the post. One user simply responded with "why why why why why why why why" and another commented, "he always looks good but I love his hair cry".


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This is a latest in a series of hair transformations that Zayn has undergone of late. And at the rate he's going, he'll soon become better known for his hairstyles than for his fledgling career as a solo musician.

Back in 2015, Zayn sported the shaved head look and the world had a similarly dramatic reaction.

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Since then, Zayn has toyed around with all kind of hairdos and hair colours, to varied levels of success. At one point, he even dyed his shaved head green, creating all sorts of comparisons to everyone's favourite animated ogre.

The 24-year-old has also played around with longer locks. Here he is in 2014, with a much longer hairstyle than the one he has today...

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Regardless of how you feel about Zayn Malik's shaved head, it's evident that the bald look is a far cry from the hairstyle that the fresh-faced young star first sported when he came into the lime-light on Britain's reality television music competition, X Factor.

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So what do you think of Zayn's new do? Do you love the bald look or do you wish he'd grow it all back out again? Personally, I think that his bald head looks super smooth.