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Hair now, gone tomorrow: A brief history of the shaved head

Text: Nandi Ndlovu; Photography: Instagram, Twitter

March 25, 2016

Whether a movie role, a personal choice or a meltdown (we’re looking at you Britney), shaving your locks off is sure to make a serious statement. Here is a timeline of the women who were brave enough to reach for the clippers and looked incredibly fierce afterwards. You go girls!Amber RoseAmber Rose

Amber is the queen of this look and has been sporting a blonde buzz cut for years now.DJ ZinhleDJ Zinhle

Zinhle must be a fan because two weeks ago she broke the internet with an Amber Rose-style new ‘do.Charlize TheronCharlize Theron

Charlize was all types of fierce in Mad Max: Fury Road.Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman

Natalie shaved her head for her role in 2005’s V for Vendetta and still looked incredibly beautiful.Cate BlanchettClate Blanchett

Now, here’s one that shocked us. Cate Blanchett in 2002’s Heaven – she still looks as elegant as ever.Demi MooreDemi Moore

Back in 1997, Demi had us wanting to enlist in the army, because that’s how cool she looked in a military cut and camouflage.Alek WekAlek Wek

She started modelling at the age of 18 in 1995 and has since become one of the most recognisable faces in the fashion industry.Sigourney Weaver Sigourney Weaver

The most infamous bald head of all time, Sigourney Weaver in Alien 3.

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