We can't decide what's cuter: Zayn Malik taking his mom as his date to the 2015 Asian Awards in London last night, or the buzz cut he debuted on the red carpet. At his first public appearance since leaving One Direction, Malik showed off a dramatic new look, with his trademark long layers completely shaved.
We'd take a moment of silence for his signature coiff, but frankly, it isn't needed. His new cut, which is definitely more grown-up and a welcome departure from the boy band bangs of years past, looks pretty fine to us. Then again, there isn't much he can't pull off---we're sure Zayn could even make a mullet look good. Besides, if his solo career allows time for him to moonlight in one of the U.K.'s football leagues, he certainly has the sexy-sporty look to do it, and either way, he'll forever light up our world like nobody else.