Zayn Malik’s hairstyle, like Justin Bieber’s, has been closely followed since his tenure in boy band, One Direction. While Zayn’s hair and music have changed over time, the pop star has continued to be a male fashion icon. With his new status as Hollywood elite, however, came close scrutiny of his emerging fashion decisions, particularly Zayn Malik’s new hair and style choices.
Here are the best Zayn Malik haircut ideas to try this year. With a fade or undercut on the sides and short or long hair on top, these cool hairstyles look good from all angles.
Best Zayn Malik Haircuts
From classic, original hairstyles (e.g. the quiff) to trendy cool haircuts (e.g. the undercut), Zayn’s hair has allowed him to experiment with just about every variation imaginable. Here’s a brief overview of Zayn Malik’s best hairstyles – from hair color to length, we’ve covered his top long and short haircuts.
Zayn’s Quiff Hairstyle
In the image above, Zayn channeled his inner Elvis Presley. A distinct Zayn hairstyle, this quiff features his thick mane loosely slicked back with a strand falling naturally in the front. While the style appears effortless and rugged, it takes careful styling and some pomade or wax to pull off the Zayn Malik hairstyle seen here.
The Faux Hawk
This drop fade faux hawk is definitely an original Zayn Malik haircut. The style involves elements of a skin fade as well as a brush up in the front. The side-shave blends excellently with the thin beard Zayn sports with it.
Here, Zayn Malik shows off a classic shaggy style with a side swept front. Appearing at the iHeartRadio Music Awards and influenced by Justin Bieber, Zayn modified the trendy look. Instead of a perfectly neat hairstyle, Zayn’s side-sweep has a bit of a bed-head look. This style features teased waves swept to the side at the front, and ruffled long locks in the back.
Slicked Back Hair
This Zayn Malik hair is simple yet adventurous. Featuring a plain headband that keeps his hair slicked back and under control, the look is fairly easy to re-create. If you want to fashion this hairstyle yourself, we recommend using some gel or pomade to keep your hair slick and in control.
The Top Knot Hairstyle
This picture illustrates Zayn’s top knot hairstyle! The classic top-knot features a high fade with enough hair left on top to slick back and bunch up with a hair tie. Malik combines the side-shaved up-do with a short grungy beard for a unique overall style.
Blonde Buzz Cut
Channeling an inner 90s boy-band, this Zayn haircut was introduced at Paris Fashion Week. Here, we see Zayn Malik’s blonde hair in the form of a buzz cut with a line-up, a feature that creates neat and straight hair lines in the forehead/temple region.
The contrast between his dark and rugged facial hair with the well-kept blonde hairstyle is what really makes the look pop. Don’t forget that this style is a complete departure from the typical Zayn Malik long hair everyone has become accustomed to.
Fade with Spiky Hair
Another interesting Zayn hairstyle, Malik opted for a mid fade on the sides and dyed, spiked up hair at the top.
When the pink faded, his hair turned to a more ombre, slightly bouffant style.
Other Top Zayn Malik Hairstyles
Finally, Malik’s latest new hairstyle features his favored fade with wavy locks that fall evenly on each side. If you’re curious about other cool Zayn Malik haircuts, here’s a compilation of his other hairstyles! Whether you’re looking for stylish short or long hair, we’ve got all his latest styles to inspire you!