8 Female Celebrities Who Boldly Went Bald

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It may seem like long locks reign Hollywood when it comes to female stars, but the celebrities on this list won’t let the high-pressures of their very public lives prevent them from trying out something that many women dream of but would never dare to attempt — shaving their heads. While it might not suit everyone, some of these ladies look amazing with their nearly-bald and totally bold style and some are just so gorgeous that they could wear their hair long, short, or buzzed and still look incredible. Check out the 8 female celebrities on this list who have dared to shave all of their hair off and see if you think they can pull off the nearly-no-hair style.

8. Sinead O’Connor

Sinead O’Connor may be the old-school classic figure on this list, having rocked the shaved head looks for years. She apparently initially got rid of her locks when she first started to gain success in the business, wanting to be sure that she was being recognized more for her musical talents than for her gorgeous looks. She’s certainly become recognizable, although for both her music and her looks, as well as her wild behaviour which has ranged from ripping up a picture of the Pope on live television (sacrilegious Saturday Night Live, anyone?) to internet rants that caught the attention of the public and the media alike, all worrying about her mental state. Sinead O’Rebellion, indeed.

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7. Rose McGowan

Rose McGowan is the newest member of this list having just recently shaved off her hair in an attempt to try out a bold new look. Bold new look achieved! Her recent comments on the unfair gender wage gap in Hollywood may have had something to do with her motivation (perhaps she wants to balk at the normal idea of beauty in the business), but whatever her reason, it has certainly sparked some opinions about her new lockless look. What do you think? Like it? Love it? Loathe it?

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6. Lupita Nyong’o

The Academy Award winning actress first shaved her hair when she was just 19 years old after suffering excessive hair damage. Luckily for Lupita, she’s incredibly beautiful (like wow) and is easily able to pull off the short-haired look. Now part of her signature style, along with fabulous fashion choices, not to mention her limitless on-screen talent, Lupita Nyong’o is sure to inspire more ladies to try out the shaved look.

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Rob Latour/REX

5. Agyness Deyn

Agyness Deyn didn’t want to be just another pretty face and super-skinny body when she entered the world of modelling (nor did she want to be just another normal name which is why she ditched her real name of Laura Michelle Hollins and took on the moniker of Agyness Deyn), so she took a drastic move and chopped off all of her hair. What may have been career-ending for some models ending up being the golden ticket for the platinum blond Scottish-born babe, making her stand out and nabbing her job after job until she quickly became a runway and print campaign star.

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4. Jessie J

Jessie J is as well known for her glamour and on-point style as she is for her singer-songwriter work. But when it comes to charity, Jessie J is willing to give it all up…at least when it comes to her hair. While helping to raise money for the charity Comic Relief, Jessie J had her long locks buzzed right off leaving her with just a hint of hair on her head. Rocking the shorn look, it showed good intentions and even better style.

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3. Solange Knowles

Solange Knowles has never shied away from wearing her hair long and large, natural and styled, curly and utterly fabulous – basically whatever the lady feels like while always managing to look as spectacular as she does beautiful. However, it’s not always easy taking care of such hair, and eventually Beyoncé’s little sister had had enough. She shaved it off and in response tweeted, “I just wanted to be free from the bondage that black women sometimes put on themselves with their hair…”

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2. Amber Rose

Amber Rose is bold and brash in everything she does and that includes her style. Outfits that show off her intense style and incredible body, makeup that never fails to be perfectly on-point, and an attitude to match, Amber Rose can pretty much do whatever she wants and make it amazing, not to mention headline-grabbing. That includes her hair, or rather, her lack of hair. Keeping her style short and shaved, she still manages to add color, from bright white to platinum blonde to various colors of the rainbow that always top off her signature style.

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1. Britney Spears

Britney Spears was already on a wild downward spiral when she shocked the world by completely shaving her hair off in an utterly spur-of-the-moment move. The paparazzi’s pictures of the pop princess doing the shaving herself inside of a hair salon circulated along with the fact that the hair-stylist present had flat out refused to shave the super-stars head forcing the star to pick up the clippers herself. Fans were worried that it was just another example of the star’s need for help. After a few more incidents of erratic behavior (remember the umbrella to the window?!) she eventually ended up getting the help and support she needed, as well as her long blonde locks back.

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