The 23-year-old's fans seem pretty impressed with his new style...

Since leaving One Direction, Zayn Malik has been pretty consistent with his style. We’re talking black tees, leather jackets and that rugged hipster beard – and we totally love him for it.

But now the Pillowtalk singer has sent fans into meltdown, by debuting a major style shake-up. He’s only gone and shaved off his beard!

The 23-year-old took to Instagram last night to treat his 14.9 million followers to a smouldering selfie.

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There was no caption needed for the clean-shaven snap, which showed the star with a small patch of hair below his lower lip and just a little stubble on the rest of his face.

Giving us some major lash envy (seriously, how are they so long?!) Zayn looked super-fresh, ditching his usual dark attire for a low-cut red T-shirt and chunky gold chain.

As you can imagine, Directioners went a teeny bit crazy, with the photo already racking up over 1.5million likes.

Zayn has been rocking a bearded look for a while now

Zayn has been rocking a bearded look for a while now

They clearly approve of the new style. One commented: ‘I love how your face looks,’ while another wrote: ‘HE LOOKS SOOOOOOOOO GOOD.’

Other messages included: ‘THIS PICTURE IS OVERLOADED WITH PERFECTION’ and: ‘His eyes and his eyelashes and his hair and I’m dead and this man ain’t real.’

Wow, who knew a shave could cause so much excitement?

Zayn’s girlfriend Gigi Hadid actually caused a social media stir of her own this week, by posting a very cute shot of her and Zayn on holiday.


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In the super-sweet beach snap, Zayn and his 21-year-old girlfriend could be seen laughing as they gazed romantically into each other’s eyes. Aw.

We’ve gotta say, they’re giving us total #RelationshipGoals. Keep it up, you guys!

By Naomi Bartram