Their ultra-short, almost-bald styles made them stand out in a sea of some of the most beautiful women in the world, which should be justification enough for a beauty trend. Jenny Shimizu : One of the edgiest models of the '90s, Shimizu is as well known for her closely shorn hair as her affair with Angelina Jolie. She's currently married to fashion scion Michelle Harper. Amber Rose : Quite possibly the most high-profile bald model she describes herself as a "bald-headed scallywag" and "bad bitch" , Rose is also a proud feminist, author, and probably the only person who can shut down Kanye West with a single tweet. Tamy Glauser : Glauser got her start by walking for a newly appointed Nicolas Ghesquiere at Louis Vuitton, but has since taken the fashion world by storm.
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19 Stunning Celebrity Women with Shaved Heads
Shockwaves went through the fashion industry in the early nineties when Eve Salvail first appeared on the runway with a shaved head, her head bare save for a curled dragon tattooed on her scalp. Two decades later and long hair is still the default for new models, whose agents praise its versatility: With fashion shows and editorials requiring models to be quick-change artists, longer hair can more easily lend itself to the required transformations. As a result, agencies have historically preferred that models play it safe. African models like Grace Bol, Herieth Paul, and Ajak Deng have been wearing their hair super short for years, but only recently have their peers followed suit. Rising stars Tamy Glauser, Ruth Bell, and Kris Gottschalk have all embraced the buzz cut—and seen their careers skyrocket as a result. As it turns out, having a shaved head has become something of a savvy career move: It not only attracts cooler clients, it also serves to set a model apart from the hundreds of other girls on the scene.
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If you've been hitting the gym hard all summer, reward yourself with a Brad Pitt—inspired butch cut. Adam Levine proves that a scruffy beard and a denim jacket look way less hipster with a shaved head. Daniel Day-Lewis, man of great complexity, doesn't need a complicated haircut. So why do you?
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.