Bald women have been turning heads and redefining standards of beauty for years now. There is no braver and bolder fashion statement, and hairs off to the ladies who are confident enough to sport it.
Most commonly seen in science fiction, females have been shaved bald as a way to strip them of their femininity, or symbolize an overwhelming amount of power, a la Sigourney Weaver in "Alien" or Demi Moore in "GI Jane" (although good luck trying to desexualize those two hot mamas).
In many other films, the act of shaving a woman's head symbolizes something of a rebirth, or a huge change in life and perspective.
Check out Natalie Portman in "V for Vendetta" for further proof.
Perhaps it is that defying of tradition that lends such an allure to bald women on the street as well. As has been discussed in regards to hairless men, confidence is perhaps the most powerful aphrodisiac we can get our hands on, and letting your face stand alone in all of it's glory takes a lot of that confidence.
In movies like "Dune" and "Star Trek," women with shaved heads are bubbling over with sexual prowess and appeal. Interestingly enough, this ties in with the males as well, as the cause of baldness is an excess of the hormone testosterone, which regulates the sex drive.
So while big hair has been the trademark of traditional sex kittens through the ages, it turns out that bald makes better biological sense.
In a more contemporary sense, some women choose to shave it all off as a way of shirking convention and of thumbing their noses at society's idea of what makes a beautiful women.
Think of the angel-faced Sinead O'Connor (pope photo ripper though she may be) and the dragon-tattooed cranium of super model Eve. Stripped of their distracting locks, the strength of both women's faces was brought to the forefront – and they cashed in – proving that you didn't need to play by the blonde haired, blue eyed rules of the time to compete with as a beautiful woman. Riot girls throughout the nineties buzzed in turn to prove that no patriarchal world was gonna tell them how to look.
Unfortunately, not all bald women become that way by choice. Some women are recovering from an illness such as cancer; others still have naturally fine, thinning hair, or female pattern baldness and decide to beat nature to the punch. View some very inspiring stories our visitor's have shared here.
In both of these instances, these brave ladies choose to embrace their lives and their power, proving that beauty is more than follicle deep. Take a good long look at Melissa Etheridge and Sheryl Crow, and you'll know that surviving is beautiful.
What greater bravery can you imagine than looking an aggressive disease in the face and coming out the other side alive? And really, there is NOTHING sexier than that.
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