I have a friend who is classically beautiful.
Until recently she had a mane of long dark hair.
She has had to come to terms with losing her hair and has courageously shaved her head around where her wound is and decided to face her loss with style. Amazingly, she is now even more beautiful. Her inner beauty shines forth and her face has a radiant beauty. She is a truly extraordinary young woman.
I decided to have a look around for other beauties who don’t rely on their hair.
Example 1 from ‘Kryptonian Warrior‘ :
Question: Is A Woman With A Shaved Head Hot?
Example 2 from ‘Buzznet’:
British model Alice Dellal has been storming catwalks with this distinctive look. It goes rather well with her off the runway personal style. Dellal pairs her undercut with black leather jackets, combat boots and heavy, black eye liner creating a wild and rebellious image that’s inspiring young IT girls.
Buzznet.com correspondent and fashion enthusiast, Hanna Beth jumped on the trend stating in her blog that she loved Dellal’s look. Hanna writes, quote: “I have never been as happy with my hair as am now.. I love it..” She and her best friend both took to the razor’s edge an adopted the edgy style. Even though the undercut can look rather punk rock, Hanna does an impeccable job of keeping this look very clean and feminine combining it with lacy blouses and leopard print outer wear.”
Example 3 from ‘Switchboard’:
On Memorial Day, West Virginia women shaved their heads on the steps of the state capitol in a call to end mountaintop removal mining. Today, a crowd cheered as more women (and several men) joined the call and sheared off their hair on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
As Appalachia Rising explains, “In Appalachia, a woman’s hair is her adornment, and in the native American community, women would sometimes shave their heads as a sign of mourning.” The cultural significance of women’s hair makes head-shaving a meaningful sacrifice. It was one that the participants were glad to make in exchange for some national attention to the ongoing destruction of mountains, streams, and communities through mountaintop removal. As one of the shorn activists said today,”My hair’s gonna grow back, but the mountains won’t.”
Well, it is one thing to choose to lose your hair, and quite another to have to face losing your hair through illness and fighting for your life. I have so much admiration for all those women – and men – who have found their courage and beauty through losing their hair – so all love and three cheers to a beautiful friend.
God Bless and here’s to strength, courage, style and beauty through adversity, but most of all to Life!