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.
Morgan Calvert, 25, teacher from Waxahachie, Texas
Amber Singletary, 40, makeup artist from Washington, D.C.
Sometimes a hashtag sums it up perfectly. A phrase topped the quartet: "The future is female, and it doesn't have time for styling products. The message is clear. A community of women with buzz cuts and shaved heads is growing under hashtags that embrace the look, uniting people in dismissing societal standards and celebrating those who do what they want. Especially considering the beauty ideals that are pushed on women from birth thanks, shampoo commercials , bald women's blatant refusal to exist for anyone but themselves is groundbreaking. The look isn't new—women have worn their hair shorn since ancient Egypt, and iconic women throughout history have adopted the look—but with the current climate of women rejecting antiquated norms in favor of self-determination, now more than ever is the time for women to own their look. When did you first shave your head?
With her role as Imperator Furiosa in Mad Max , Theron proved a female action hero can kill it at the box office — no flowing hair or sparkly makeup necessary. Unlike many of the celebs on this list, the American Idol alum didn't shave her head for a role or for style — she did it to show solidarity for her childhood best friend who was battling breast cancer. See how prettily short hair shows off the singer's face? But Bey's little sister isn't just famous for her cropped style — she's been a hair icon for years, telling Essence Magazine that numerous women come up to her and reveal that she's their haircut inspiration. Of her close crop for the role of Fantine in 's Les Miserables , Hathaway confessed , " Cutting my hair reduced me to, like, mental patient-level crying. I was inconsolable. While this Oscar winner has played around with a variety of short hairstyles since she took Hollywood by storm in , her most famous look is this stunningly chic buzz cut. Blanchett chopped her hair off to play the role of Philippa in 's Heaven and found the experience personally gratifying. I had to do it once for a film role, but I've done it periodically, too," she told The Daily Telegraph.
But the opportunity to have a new surname was certainly an attractive proposition. Williams has had trichotillomania, a condition that causes her to pull out her hair compulsively, since she was nine — and her original name was Balde. A year-old picture framer from Warwickshire, Williams believes that her trichotillomania was triggered by the stress of her mother leaving the family home.