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. I mean, I'm not going to be able to have touch-ups once I put the helmet on. I must shave my head!
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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. Then, Natalie Portman did it for V for Vendetta. Of course, many will also remember a hairless Britney Spears brandishing an umbrella as she attacked a paparazzo.
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. For me, I wanted a fresh start after gradually and accidentally making my undercut so drastic it was inevitable I would have to restart my hair growth all over if I wanted it to grow out in a non-bizarro way.
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, fashion , style , religion , culture , and aesthetics. The earliest historical records describing head shaving originated in ancient Mediterranean cultures, such as Egypt , Greece , and Rome.