And cutting my hair reduced me to, like, mental patient-level crying. I was inconsolable. AKB48, the person girl group Minegishi belongs to, prohibits smoking and significant others. But even when actresses like Hathaway discard their coifs in the name of their art, they are thought of as self-sacrificing. Head-shaving — like wearing a nose prosthesis orspeaking in a British accent for the duration of a film — is a sign of commitment.
9 Women on What It Felt Like to Shave Their Heads
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While living in quarantine , women have become obsessed with some unexpected things. To name a few: Andrew Cuomo , whipped coffee , sourdough starters , and, for some of us, shaving off all our hair. Record scratch: bald women?! I know. Living under lockdown, what started as a limiting practice of social isolation has become, for some women, an igniter of personal experimentation and self-empowerment.
Why women feel pressured to shave
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.
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