Last Friday, Zayn Malik made his first public appearance since leaving One Direction at the Asian Awards in London. He arrived onthe red carpet with his mother on his arm, a stud in his nose, and freshly buzzed head of hair. Much like his show stopping high notes and 1/5 of our hearts, Zayn’s hair is gone. The Internet wept. Our saving grace: his perfectly chiseled face remains intact.
I don’t care whether or not you like One Direction, because honestly this has nothing to do with that. This is about appreciating beauty in it’s purest form. If you can look at the pictures below and not recognize the majesty that was Zayn’s hair pre-Jake Gyllenhaal Jarhead makeover, than I actually pity you. It must be difficult being blind to joy.
Fear not my friends, for even this darkest of clouds has a silver lining. Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it is, in fact, hair and will grow back eventually. Until then, we only have about a million photos and countless music videos to remember it by. Let us reminisce together, on the wonder that was Zayn Malik’s hair throughout the years.