One Direction's Zayn Malik stepped out last night to rehearse for the London Palladium for Royal Variety Performance with a noticeably different new 'do. The teen idol wore his brown locks in a shaggy, center-parted style and, well, we kind of dig it. Zayn usually goes for a tousled, side-swept look—vintage Justin Bieber hair, if you will.
But this sleek 'do seems to fit Zayn's features—seriously, have those cheeks ever looked more chiseled? The star was all smiles while posing with his bandmates during the rehearsal, and we noticed some of the other guys getting in on the hairplay too: Take Harry Styles, who wore his hair down in loose waves (bye-bye, half-up half-down 'do).