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18 January 2013, 12:22
The 'Live While We're Young' singer has been showing off a new look during the band's stay in Japan.
One Direction star Zayn Malik has ditched his trademark quiff hairstyle after the band's arrival in Japan this week.
The 'Little Things' singer, who has become well known for his gravity-defying quiff over the past year or so, has dropped the look in favour of a messy, longer hairstyle which he showed off during a promotional appearance in Tokyo yesterday (17th January).
Zayn was pictured alongside his One Direction bandmates during a press conference in the Japanese capital to promote their album 'Take Me Home', and kept his look simple with a red plaid shirt, jeans and a plain white t-shirt.
The 'Live While We're Young' singer has worn his hair in a high quiff ever since the band's first single 'What Makes You Beautiful' back in September 2011, although he did also adopt a blonde streak in his hair for much of 2012.
Check out a picture of Zayn Malik showing off his new hair in Japan this week below (Credit: PA):
One Direction arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday (16th January) where they were greeted by hundreds of screaming fans at Narita International Airport, and the boys opted to wear traditional red kimonos as they stepped off their plane to greet all of their Japanese 'Directioners'.
View a picture of Harry Styles getting ready for a magazine shoot in Japan this week below (Credit: Instagram):
It has been reported that One Direction are due to begin filming new scenes for their upcoming 3D concert movie during their stay, which is being directed by Morgan Spurlock and is set for release in August.
One Direction have been nominated for one BRIT Award at this year's event, in the category for Best British Group, and are set to perform at the ceremony in February.