Calum Hood Steals Zayn Malik's Hair

Never mind Calum Hood's scandalous nude Snapchat video -- what in the world is the 5 Seconds of Summer singer doing with Zayn Malik's hair?

Okay, while Hood didn't physically remove the One Direction singer's famous locks and superglue them to his freshly-shorn scalp, his latest trip to the salon was seemingly inspired by Zayn's famous look circa 2012. When you're in competition for the same demographic, some people might call this a slap in the face. Since Malik and his bandmates own a slice of the 5SOS empire, we'll just call this extremely good marketing.

According to Unreality TV, Calum Hood's latest 'do has generated a fair amount of interest from fans and detractors alike on social media. While we can't say that their complaints are completely warranted, Hood probably should have anticipated such a response from Directioners. Those folks are a dedicated bunch, not to mention insanely protective.

Have a look at Calum's Zayn Malik-inspired hairstyle below.

Here's a handy comparison, in case you've forgotten what Malik looks like.

The folks over at Sugarscape also noticed that Calum Hood was rocking a style similar to Zayn's 'do from two years ago. Is that too soon?

"Cal Pal's had a bit of a punk rock makeover this week, adding in some bleached blonde streaks to his dark brunette swooshy fringe, and it sort of reminds us a bit of that swirly chocolate spread that they sell sometimes. Lovely jubbly."

We've spent a few moments discussing Hood's new look, but what do fans think of his hair? After taking a few minutes to dig through the depths of Twitter, we unearthed a handful of reactions. You can find these responses lurking below.

What do you think about Calum Hood's new look? Can you honestly blame the guy for getting inspired by Zayn Malik's 2012 hairstyle?

[Lead image via Astrid Stawiarz / Getty Images]