You are beautiful with or without it. This generation of women are turning the idea of femininity on its head, quite literally. How a woman perceives herself and portrays herself is changing and many are finding the courage to rid themselves of what society naturally believes makes a woman feminine.
Sometimes a hashtag sums it up perfectly. A phrase topped the quartet: "The future is female, and it doesn't have time for styling products. The message is clear.
If you are reading this, you are considering shaving your head. Congratulations and welcome to the coven. Everyone has different reasons for wanting to buzz it all off.
British actress and singer-songwriter Michaela Coel just debuted one of the coolest buzz cuts we've seen this year, and in a show-stopping Instagram selfie no less. Instead of sticking to her natural color, she spiced up her look by tinting her super-short hair this gorgeous shade of cotton candy. Needless to say, now we're aching to go pink, too.
Years ago, Demi Moore shaved her head for the title role in G. Jane and it was revolutionary. Audiences applauded her bravery for willingly parting with her long, flowing locks in order to commit to the part.
This list of bald female celebrities includes actresses, musicians, and models who have shaved their hair for film roles or to give their image a unique hard edge. The famous bald women on this list have made media waves upon shaving their heads, though not always for the same reasons. While Natalie Portman was lauded for her close-crop - which was filmed in real time for V for Vendetta - who can forget Britney Spears's legendary meltdown that left her looking like a cueball?
With her role as Imperator Furiosa in Mad MaxTheron proved a female action hero can kill it at the box office — no flowing hair or sparkly makeup necessary. Unlike many of the celebs on this list, the American Idol alum didn't shave her head for a role or for style — she did it to show solidarity for her childhood best friend who was battling breast cancer. See how prettily short hair shows off the singer's face?
This article was first published on Broadly. A woman's hair has long been regarded as the key to her femininity and a potent symbol of her sexuality. Whether kept long, short, natural, braided, or dyed, a massive amount of emphasis is placed on a woman's hair. Because of this, the image of a shaved head signifies a certain defeminization and is still a look with the power to shock.
Head shaving is the practice of shaving the hair from a person's head. At different times and places people have shaved all or part of their heads for very diverse reasons including practicality, convenience, low maintenance, fashionstylereligioncultureand aesthetics. The earliest historical records describing head shaving originated in ancient Mediterranean cultures, such as EgyptGreeceand Rome.
For those in the number 2 clipper club, a shaved head is more than a haircut; it's a statement. As model Jourdana Phillips told us, backstage at the Victoria's Secret show in Paris, "I no longer feel forced to adhere to society's beauty standards and feel free to do as I please,"—a sentiment shared by many women with the gender-norm-defying haircut. Similarly, when Internet trolls criticized Jada Pinkett Smith for allowing daughter Willow's shave, she fired back on Facebook: "Willow cut her hair because her beauty, her value, her worth is not measured by the length of her hair.