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Zayn and Joe Jonas Are Locked in a Battle of Hair Dye

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In what is perhaps the most subtle celebrity beef of our time, Zayn Malik and Joe Jonas are currently locked in a battle of hair. When one styles his in a spiky blowout, the other follows. When the other dyes his black tips blonde, so does his opponent. Now, it appears, the two both had the same idea for Valentine's Day.

Naturally, this very particular war of hair can be boiled down to one catalyst: Gigi Hadid, current girlfriend and music video costar of Zayn and ex-girlfriend of Joe. Whether it's an attempt by Joe to woo her back through some kind of optical illusion or Zayn simply trolling Joe, no one can be completely sure. But what's clear is that the two have, over the course of months, slowly morphed into one single Gigi Hadid boyfriend.

Here's Zayn at yesterday's Pre-Grammys Gala:

Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

And here's Joe at a Grammys party two days before, giving Zayn's pink tips a very strong side-eye:

Photo: Vincent Sandoval/Getty Images

Photo evidence suggests that while Joe dyed his either on or slightly before February 11th, Zayn waited until a few days ago, according to TMZ.

Meanwhile, Zayn has been wearing blonde tips throughout the whole of his "Pillowtalk" publicity tour:

A photo posted by Zayn Malik (@zayn) on

While after much experimentation with blue, green, and multicolored tips, Joe Jonas settled on a very Zayn-esque blonde last month.

Photo: Jason Merritt/VF16/Getty Images

In a shocking twist, however, the pink-hair-for-Valentine's-Day thing isn't solely limited to ex-boyfriends of Gigi Hadid: Both Kylie Jenner and Blac Chyna, ex-girlfriends of rapper Tyga did the same yesterday. Pink hair: the new medium of celebrity beefs.