Breaking up with e of the biggest boybands on the planet was never going to be easy, but it looks like Zayn Malik has finally washed One Direction out of his hair.

The Bradford-born singer has unveiled fresh new look that just may leave his former bandmates green with envy - literally.

Taking to fiancée Perrie Edwards' Instagram, the 22-year-old debuted his funky lime green buzz cut while posing with his partner.

"#GreenHairDontCare," the Little Mix singer captioned the snap as she nuzzled into her man's neck.

For the outing Malik teamed his new hair with a black bomber jacket and white t-shirt and his other half opted for a chunky blue sweater.

Although the star might not care, the fans do. His makeover has prompted a huge reaction from the online community and triggered hilarious internet memes. While some thought it was cool, others suggested that he may have been talking styling tips from The Joker.

Malik has been experimenting with a new image since he announced his departure from the chart-topping group back in March. His pierced nose and new hair are just a couple of ways that the pop star hopes to reinvent himself as a solo artist.

"I'd like to apologise to the fans if I've let anyone down, but I have to do what feels right in my heart. I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight," Malik said in a departing statement.

There had been speculation that Styles may soon be following his footsteps but a representative has since shut down rumours that he will be flying solo with a new album next year.

"It's complete rubbish and fabrication. Harry isn't recording a solo album - he is [in] the studio recording for the new 1D album, "a spokesperson told the Mirror.