The One direction star shouldn’t base his hairstyle on a cartoon character

Zayn Malik usually has immaculate hair.

We have appreciated (and many of the Now staff have swooned over) the James Dean-style quiff he’s sported recently.

It was even possible for us to forgive Zayn’s brief fling with a blond streak too.

But the spiky look Zayn stepped out with during a One Direction press conference in Japan yesterday is quite simply awful.

And far too reminiscent of Ash from Pokemon.

Perhaps Zayn was just trying the style out while in Japan which is the home of Pokemon.

Either way it has to go.

The last pop star to rock spiky hair was Gareth Gates, and look what happened to him. A few singles, a romp with Katie Price, and a stint on Dancing On Ice later and he’s pretty much over.

Please Zayn, go back to the quiff. For all our sakes.

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