THE family of Bradford pop superstar Zayn Malik say they have not relied on his fortune to open a new beauty salon – that he cheekily jokes he’s too beautiful to need.
Zayn’s mum, Trisha Mailk, 47, and two of his sisters – Doniya, 25, and Waliyha, 18 – have set up Waliyha Beauty in Sticker Lane, Laisterdyke.
Mrs Malik said Zayn was proud of his mum and sisters’ work on the business and added she was pleased to work with her daughters to open their first venture together.
Mrs Malik said: “We have spoken to Zayn on Skype about the salon and he is really proud of us.
“We have sent him before and after pictures of the salon.
“This is something the girls have done for themselves.
“It is all their hard work. Zayn has not been involved in it.
“He has left it to us to do our own work.
“He joked that he was a natural beauty and would not need to use any of our beauty treatments! He gives us a bit of banter about it.
“This is something for my girls to take forward in their lives. They have wanted to do this.
“It is great as we get to spend a lot of time together doing the business.”
Mrs Malik said Zayn was currently in Los Angeles writing songs for his second album.
She said: “He is just writing at the minute. He lets us have a sneak preview of some of his new songs.”
His family’s female-only salon will offer treatments including spray tans and waxing.
Doniya added they did not rely on Zayn’s celebrity status to get the business up and running.
She added: “We still have to work hard, just because we have a name that is known doesn’t mean we won’t work hard.
“It is really exciting to be opening up the salon.”
He quit the band in 2015 to pursue a solo career, and to date has had four UK Top 40 singles.
He released his first album Mind of Mine in March last year.
But despite his international stardom he has not forgotten his Bradford roots.
He paid for a hospitality box at Bradford City’s Valley Parade for the current season as a thank-you for the club letting him launch his album at the stadium.