Undoubtedly, there is no more controversial hair style than the risky shaved cut, because although the fact that a celebrity changes their hair style is not always relevant, when a famous woman decides to shave, the controversy is strongly present!
But beyond the controversy, dispensing with long hair is also synonymous with “feminine strength” and the following celebrities are the best example of this, since the reasons why they decided to do so are truly admirable and show us that confidence and safety are the most important precursors to beauty because they all look truly fabulous!
1. Jada Pinkett Smith
In his fight against alopecia, the star of Matrix: Resurrections She shared a video on her Instagram account in which she shows her completely shaved head and decided to talk about it so that she would not be questioned about it. She nowadays looks amazing without letting her condition limit her great style.
This alopecia and I are going to be friends… period! Now at this point I can only laugh. I’ve been battling alopecia and all of a sudden one day I saw this line here. So it just showed up like that and this is going to be a little bit harder for me to hide. So I thought I’d share it so they don’t ask questions.
In 2013, award-winning singer Jessie J shaved her head on live television to help raise money for a charity called Comic Relief. Jessie confessed to Glamor your desire to keep your new look for a while.
I want to keep it that way for a while, yeah. I look like this on my album cover. I wanted to make a statement. I feel there’s no point in shaving for charity if it’s going to grow back the next day.
3. Kristen Stewart
the star of the series Twilight admitted in an interview for Harper’s Bazaar that he had always wanted to shave his head and finally decided to do it for his role in the film Threat in the deepof 2020.
I’m doing a movie called ‘Menace in the Deep’ and I’m playing a mechanical engineer working on an oil rig at the bottom of the ocean, so for me it’s practical. I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time, because at some point in your life you want to be able to do it. The feeling is incredible, I want to be touching my head all day.
4. Cara Delevingne
Cara Delevingne confessed that although her representatives opposed her decision, she felt safe doing it.
Before I even had the project, I told the director, ‘I want to shave my head for that.’ My reps and agents were like, ‘Please no! Why would you do that?’. When it’s a role like that (for the movie ‘Life in a Year’), especially when it comes to cancer, I needed to feel what it would be like to have no hair.
5. Natalie Portman
The Oscar winner confessed to shaving for her role in the film v for Vendetta It was not as unpleasant as many of us might think.
I was in character at the time it happened. So, for her, it was a very traumatic experience. She didn’t choose it. She imposes on him as quite a violent act. In the cinema, we are very spoiled. You can always do it again and this was not the case. I just tried to stay focused and do my best work with the only chance we had.
6. Adwoa Aboah
In a moving personal essay for the magazine Teen Vogue In 2015, model and activist Adwoa Aboah explained why shaving her head was such a liberating decision.
After many years of hating my hair, I finally felt no attachment to it. I felt empowered and for the first time, I didn’t need to carry a big plastic bag of products and it didn’t take me an hour to find all the hairpins after a night out. Now I feel very comfortable and I no longer panic about looking different. I’ve grown up and learned to appreciate having a unique look and not having long blonde locks…finally.
7. Lupita Nyong’o
the star of 12 years a slave confessed to the magazine Allure’s in 2018 that she always had trouble accepting her natural hair.
I had straightened hair for most of my teenage years. Maintaining straightened hair is a commitment. I remember doing crazy things like sleeping with my head above the headboard so my hair wouldn’t be messed up the next day. Once my father joked: ‘Why don’t you cut it all off?’ And a few months later, I went to the salon and said, ‘Let’s cut it off.’ It was almost a challenge to myself: ‘Can I live without hair?’ He shaved it right off me. It was so scary but so liberating because I went completely bald.
The interpreter of Colors counted to mtv in 2016 that he decided to shave his head to demonstrate the importance of his biracial identity.
Hair has also been a great indicator of racial issues in my life. It is one of the last symbolic fights for women of color. Shaving my head was important to me because I needed to be able to show that I could still love myself if she did it.
the actress of SisterCode He decided to shave his long and characteristic platinum blonde hair of years. Furthermore, she confessed that her friends tried to dissuade her, but she decided to do it anyway.
My friends were like, ‘Please don’t do this, Amber, you’re going to look crazy.’ And of course, being me, I rebelled against everyone and went straight to a hair salon.
10. Amandla Stenberg
Though she already had concerns about shaving, Amandla Stenberg said goodbye to her long, curly hair to play a biracial teenager in Nazi Germany in Where Hands Touch. Amma Asante, the film’s director, told her that “if she really wanted the part, she had to shave her head.” The award-winning actress admitted that shaving her hair off was liberating and helped her accept herself.
At first I had very big and curly hair. It was me who loved my ‘blackness’. As soon as I got tired of that [look] was my identity, I cut my hair shorter. I was curious how that might affect people’s perception of my gender, so I kept cutting it shorter and shorter. I wanted a hairstyle that felt less feminine. It was very liberating. This summer I ‘came out’ as gay and I must say that not having hair made me feel even more comfortable with my gender.
11. Danai Gurira
Danai Gurira was so nervous that she shaved her head to play the strongest warrior in Black Panther.
I was the first of the ‘Black Panther’ warriors to shave my head and, in theory, it sounded amazing. Then the day came and I was like, ‘Is it today?’ Then it happened. Then you go to the bathroom to wash your hands, you look up and you say, ‘What the hell?’ Then all the girls started arriving. We had all gone bald, one by one. They all had their caps on. Then the pride began to grow.
12. Evangeline Lilly
In 2019, Evangeline Lilly left her long hair behind and showed off the process of shaving at home in a series of videos posted on Instagram with the caption “Hello world. It is a beautiful day”.