Zayn Maik Debuts New Hair (Or Lack Of It) & He's Not The Only Celeb To Show Off A New Look Post-Career Change

For someone who wanted to take some time away from the spotlight of fame, Zayn Malik sure is making a lot of headlines these days. The former member of One Direction made his first public appearance at the 2015 Asian Awards on Friday in London: And though he adorably arrived with his mother by his side, Zayn Malik made headlines for debuting new hair (or, well, lack of it). Considering Malik's hair was a HUGE part of his One Direction identity (I'm not kidding, people lost their minds over Malik's follicles), this new buzz cut is a clear sign he's going through quite a lot of change at the moment.

Malik's shaved head isn't quite as controversial as it has been for other celebs, however it sort of does indicate that the star is trying to shake off his One Direction look — and he's not the only celebrity to change looks after making a big life and career move. Let's take a look at a few others.

Zayn Malik

Aaaaaand he's still hot.


Chris Pratt

Pratt went from being a character comedian on NBC’s Parks and Recreation into a Hollywood leading man and action star. Along with the career change came this set of abs.

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Shia LaBeouf

He decided he didn’t want to be famous anymore, guys. Subtle. (Worth noting: He has a rattail now.)


Jennifer Lawrence

J. Law single-handedly turned the world upside-down when she debuted her pixie cut. The look said, “I’m an Oscar-winner now, bow before me!” Her star rose astronomically — and the more famous she became, the shorter her hair got.


Nicole Richie

Richie went from famous party girl to refined fashion icon with a penchant for dyeing her hair mermaid hues a while ago. When she started her family and changed career gears, her look changed completely from those early '00s, The Simple Life days.


Renée Zellweger

Though Zellweger was criticized for her new look when she returned to the spotlight in 2014 after a lengthy hiatus, she is more content than ever in her life. As she told People: “I’m glad folks think I look different! I’m living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I’m thrilled that perhaps it shows.”

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Miley Cyrus

Miley went from country-pop princess Hannah Montana to …well… Miley in the blink of an eye. Her change in appearance was a calculated decision by the star to make sure the world knew she was no longer a Disney darling.



After bravely taking time in rehab to recover from an eating disorder, Kesha re-emerged with bright pink hair and a new outlook on life and music. She even went so far as to drop the “$” from her name to show how much she was ready for a change.

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