Hair trend alert: Zayn Malik is rocking boyband hair and bangs

Zayn is channelling the '90s with his latest 'do...  

Man of the moment and ex-One Directioner Zayn Malik hit the red carpet last week for the premiere of the new Fifty Shades Darker film. The singer accompanied Rita Ora (who stars in the film!), and dressed up for the occasion by flaunting a dapper checked suit and a new hairstyle!

Yet while there were many a good look to be spied on the red carpet, it was Zayn’s Backstreet Boys-inspired boyband hairstyle that stole the limelight. To see his ’90s-worthy hairstyle for men, and learn how to get the look for yourself, just keep scrolling!

zayn malik with curtains hairstyle for men
Zayn Malik with ’90s curtains at the ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ film premiere. Credit: Action Press for Rex by Shutterstock

Since Zayn parted his ways with his One Direction pals, he’s undergone quite a lot of dramatic hair transformations: he’s rocked an Elvis-style quiff, a slick side parted ‘do, an edgy mohawk, gone blonde, and even invented his own fade haircut! But it’s his latest look that we love the most…

When Zayn debuted his new dapper cut, we couldn’t help but think of all the glorious boyband hairstyles from way back in the ’90s, including all of the gents who rocked ‘curtains’ (AKA middle-parted fringes).

Zayn’s take on this retro trend is a little more modern, as he’s paired a long fringe with his signature low fade cut and groomed beard. Plus, he’s opted for a wet look finish, by opting to leave his hair shiny, as opposed to matt.

Editor’s tip: Want to get this Zayn-inspired hairstyle for men at home? If you’re already sporting a long fringe, all you need to do is create a centre parting down the middle of your hair, before liberally applying some of the VO5 Wet Look Styling Gel through your locks!