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Beauties go bald

Can women look pretty without their crowning glory? We take a look at celebs who have donned the bald look, and how they fare on the style-o-meter.

fashion and trends Updated: Jun 21, 2012 00:16 IST
Hindustan Times

Can women look pretty without their crowning glory? We take a look at celebs who have donned the bald look, and how they fare on the style-o-meter.

Avril Lavigne
Pop star Avril Lavigne shed off a part of her pretty blonde locks in the favour of a brand new wild hairstyle, earlier this month. She looks cool but singers Cassie and Rihanna did a better job with the look, say fans.

Natalie Portman
Considered the most gorgeous bald actress of all time, Portman went bald for her role in the 2005 film, V for Vendetta. “I was really excited to get to shave my head; it’s something I’d wanted to do for a while and now I had a good excuse. It was nice to shed that level of vanity for a girl,” said Portman in an interview.

Amber Rose
While many filmstars go bald for roles, American model and socialite Amber Rose flaunts the bold look solely for the sake of fashion. And as you can see, she does pull off the look with oomph.

Charlize Theron
Last week, Hollywood actor Charlize Theron shaved her head for her upcoming movie, Mad Max: Fury Road. The actor, who is famous for her pretty blonde locks, is here seen hiding her new bald look with a bowler hat. Her fans are however not much impressed with the look, but do you have a choice when it comes to work commitment?

Cynthia Nixon
The Sex and the City actor stunned fans with her new hairdo as she went bald in January, this year, for the Manhattan Theatre Club production of Wit. “I was always kind of curious to see what it would be like?” said the actor in an interview. We miss your gorgeous red locks, lady and hope you grow them back soon!

Are you game for the bald look?
It’s a bold look and there can be no turning back for a few months, so go ahead only when you are sure that you have the confidence to pull it off. “For Indians, it could be a tad risky. Beginners could try a cropped look instead of going completely bald. The look suits best on a well-sculpted face so get rid of your double chin,” says beauty expert Richa Agarwal.

Henna crowns for bald heads
Canada-based photographer Frances Darwin launched Henna Heals last year. She got artists to hand paint intricate patterns with henna on the scalps of
cancer patients.

Soon, you’ll have a bald Barbie too!
Responding to an international Facebook campaign, Mettel has decided to launch a bald Barbie, next year, for children with cancer. The doll will be Barbie’s friend and will come with wigs, hats, and scarves so that she stays fashion forward even without her hair.

Indian celebs who rocked the bald look

Shabana Azmi
She shaved off her locks for Deepa Mehta’s film, Water in 2001, which got shelved due to protests from certain groups. Though she could not be a part of the movie, she was flooded with compliments for her smart bald look.

Lisa Ray
When Deepa Mehta revived her project, Water, in 2005, she roped in Lisa Ray. The actor shaved off her silken tresses but still managed to look every bit gorgeous and stylish.

First Published: Jun 20, 2012 17:10 IST