With much of Australia now entering lockdown for a second (or third, even fourth) time again, it’s hard not to take a discerning eye to one’s household instruments in search of entertainment. Left to our own devices, lockdown now presents an opportunity to try something new, to be somewhat more daring with the knowledge that, should we go astray, there’s always the next few weeks of isolation that can see us atone for our sins.
With that in mind, if you’ve been considering a chop but now can’t make it to a hairdresser, perhaps we should steer you towards some shaved head inspiration. It’s time to wield those clippers like you mean business, as these celebrities prove going without the locks isn’t just empowering, it’s beautiful too. Hair means a lot of things to a lot of people. For some, it’s a security blanket, for others long locks is the ideal that’s been inculcated into our minds from beauty magazines and Hollywood films since the age of time. But when we finally seize control of our own self-image, shaving the locks can do wonders, both mentally and physically.
Just look at Jada Pinkett Smith. Having been open about her hair loss journey, the star recently shaved her hair in celebration of letting it all go - society’s expectations of women, her hair, and the ideals she cultivated around it. It comes after her daughter Willow shaved her head in 2012. After internet trolls criticised Jada for allowing Willow to shave her hair, she fired back: “Willow cut her hair because her beauty, her value, her worth is not measured by the length of hair.” It’s a sentiment we can’t agree more with. Take a look at these celebs who have embraced the buzz cut for some inspo to shave - or at the very least, go shorter.