Debuting the 'do on press duties in Japan over the past few days, the 20-year-old heart-throb showed his choppier cut, though still not as untamed as Harry "bed hair" Styles' majestic mane (view below).
Zayn appears to be emulating Bieber's transition-from-boy-to-man post-moptop hairstyle of 2011. Or is it more Halle Berry?
According to a source from UK rag The Mirror, Niall checked with management to see if his mate was alright, while Zayn returned to their hotel "to recover". So why was he sick?
The Mirror's source believes that the boys had a big night on their first night ever in Japan.
"They made the most of the local drinks to get over their jet lag, but were suffering during the press conference," the source said.
Do these faces look hungover to you?