The singer, 22, attended the 5th Asian Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Friday night (17 April) and walked the red carpet with his mum Trisha.
Debuting a newly-shaved head, Zayn looked dapper in a dark blue suit with black tie.
While his new haircut divided his fans, we think he's back to looking his best!
One fan said: "Why have you shaved your beautiful hair?!!?!?!!"
Another disagreed, saying: "Zayn Malik looks fit with no hair."
The event marked Zayn's first public appearance since he announced he was quitting 1D last month to live the life of a "normal 22-year-old".
Since then, Zayn has holidayed with his fiancée Perrie Edwards and been enjoying time away from the spotlight - and his former bandmates.
Zayn appeared at the award ceremony alongside other stars including producer Naughty Boy - who he is rumoured to be working on solo material with.
In fact, Naughty Boy was the one who announced Zayn had won the award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.
And Zayn took the opportunity to thank his former One Direction bandmates, calling them "four of the best guys I've ever met".
He said: "I'm massively overwhelmed to be here tonight... Tonight's about thanks. I'd like to thank my mum and dad for making me Asian."
Zayn went on to say how his experience with 1D would "stay with me for the rest of my life".
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