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.
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9 Women on What It Felt Like to Shave Their Heads | Glamour
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9 Women on What It Felt Like to Shave Their Heads
One can experience joy, or fear, or just pure adrenaline—everyone is different. And now, with quarantine in the mix, it seems that more and more women are eager for the change. I initially buzzed my hair six years ago after leaving a domestic violence relationship. There was something about knowing he touched the hair on my head that disgusted me.
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!