This is Zayn Malik, back in 2010 while he was competing with One Direction on the X Factor.
But there was something Zayn didn't know yet: His hair game was about to get seriously strong.
It started pretty casually, nothing too fancy.
Then in late 2012, Zayn decided to start moving his hair game onwards and upwards with a subtle blonde lock.
As you can see, Louis was slyly impressed with this blonde streak.
The blonde got more prominent as time went on.
But then just like that, the blonde was snatched away from us.
Admittedly the whole "I'm dark and mysterious" thing was ~clearly~ working for him, but blonde :(((((
Then after MONTHS of regular hair, emo Zayn was born.
But just as quickly as emo Zayn arrived, we were introduced to Zayn feat. curtains.
It was a dark time for us all.
But like the magician he is, Zayn turned the curtains into this "don't mind this one strand of FINE ASS HAIR hanging over my face".
We're willing to admit there was a slight wobble in the hair game in 2014.
But it was soon rectified into a sleek AF ponytail.
Get up off the floor, we're not finished yet.
Admittedly he maybe took it ~too~ far with the double ponytail.
But clearly this wasn't working for Zayn because he gave zero fucks when he SHAVED THE WHOLE FUCKING THING OFF.
SOUND THE KLAXON, BALD BAE ALERT.
Not content with giving us bald bae realness, Zayn was back to platinum blonde in time for Paris Fashion Week.
*weeps for the slay*
At this point in 2015 it's like, just marry me already.
Thank you LAWD, you have sent an angel to this earth.
Two days later Zayn dropped in on the grey hair trend, dead casually with no consideration for our already weak hearts.
Nobody is OK at this point.
And then FADER came along and just ruined our lives.
I AM IN THE ARMS OF JESUS.
At this point, Zayn's hair game is so strong, it's actually disrespectful.
And just when you thought we'd hit the absolute peak...
...IN CAME THE FUCKING PINK HAIR.
We are truly in the hands of a hair wizard.
We bow down to you Zayn, we are not worthy.
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