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Zayn Malik Is the Latest Hollywood Hunk to Go Blond

Jun 11 2015 - 5:00pm

Shortly after Zayn Malik revealed green hair on Instagram [1], he changed up his look to a bleached-blond style. He's certainly not the only first Hollywood hottie to pull a drastic hair-color change-up. Take a look back at other Tinseltown guys who've gone blond over the years. The only question is this: which shades do you prefer on these dreamy dudes?

Does Zayn look better as a blond or brunet?

Zayn Malik seems to be using his lush mane as a means of changing his image from One Direction member to solo artist.

Does Channing look better as a blond or brunet?

Naturally a brunet, Channing stepped out with significantly brighter locks while filming his new movie Hail, Caesar.

Source: Getty [2], Pacific Coast News [3]

Does Justin look better as a blond or brunet?

Bieber is no stranger to hair dye! His recent foray into platinum reminds us of Aaron Carter back in the day.

Source: Instagram user justinbieber [4]

Does Chris look better as a blond or brunet?

It's not the first time Chris has dyed his hair blond, but we think the brighter locks pair well with his bad-boy persona. What do you think?

Source: Instagram user chrisbrown [5]

Does Pete look better as a blond or a brunet?

Pete posted this bleached-blond style to Instagram with the caption "prepared for new art on the horizon." Hear that sound? It's our inner middle schooler's heart breaking.

Source: Instagram user petewentz [6]

Does James look better as a brunet or blond?

Though it's not the first time James Franco [7] has gone for lighter locks, he cited "that late '90s bleached look" as his inspiration for this hue on Instagram.

Source: Instagram user jamesfrancotv [8]

Does Adam look better as a brunet or blond?

The Internet let out a collective gasp when the naturally raven-haired Renaissance man tweeted [9] a pic of himself with a coif so light it bordered on white!

Source: Getty [10]

Does Ryan look better as a dirty blond or bleached babe?

Although Ryan Gosling [11] is naturally gifted with sandy strands, he went full-on platinum in 2011 while filming A Place Beyond the Pines.

Source: Getty [12]

Does Brad look better as a dirty blond or bleached babe?

Perhaps the most famous (and gorgeous) guy to go blond is Brad. Though his natural color is a toasted shade, he notably went for a flaxen hue in 2005 during the premieres of Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

Source: Getty [13]

Does David look better as a dirty blond or bleached babe?

David Beckham [14] has never been shy about changing up his hair, but in 2007 he traded in his natural ash blond locks for a paled-out look.

Source: Getty [15]

Does Jared look better with blond, brunet, or ombré tresses?

While we wouldn't dream of changing Jared Leto [16]'s current perfectly ombré'd mane (can we switch hairstyles, please?), he once donned shorter 'dos back in the day. Jared gave us Eric Northman realness in 2010 with his slick champagne-hued style, while he reverted to his natural chestnut color in 2011.

Source: Getty [17]

Does James look better as a blond or brunet?

James Franco [18] dabbled with a more golden shade in place of his original espresso color in 2013.

Source: Getty [19]

Does Johnny look better as a blond or brunet?

Johnny Depp [20] exchanged his signature chocolate locks for sunnier lengths earlier this year in January.

Source: Getty [21]

Does Ryan look better as a blond or brunet?

Ryan Reynolds [22] dyed his whole head a creamy color for his role in 2009's Paper Man. Had he kept it, he would be matchy-matchy with his wife, Blake Lively [23].

Source: Getty [24], FilmColony [25]

Does Bradley look better as a blond or brunet?

Look! It's a baby Bradley! The actor first appeared on the scene with a mop of honey-hued hair in 2001.

Source: Getty [26]

Does Justin look better as a dirty blond or bleached babe?

And of course . . . who could forget Justin Timberlake [27] in his *NSYNC days? No matter how much you might love or loathe it today, we'll always cherish Justin's original frosted tips — no matter how much more dapper he may look with his naturally darker coif today.

Source: Getty [28]


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