With many salons and barbershops closed , people of all ages and genders are shaving their own heads for the first time. The Cut talked to 17 people about why they decided to buzz in quarantine: to save money on shampoo; to push gender boundaries while stuck inside; to inspire a certain intimidating, masculine new-in-the-military look; or just to fight boredom. Read on to see them all. Already a subscriber? Log in or link your magazine subscription.
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Here, we unpack the history of the shaved head. Read More. Over on Instagram, it would appear people are shaving their heads left, right and centre during the pandemic. But what significance does the buzz cut hold throughout history? In ancient Egypt , priests ritualistically removed all the hair from their bodies to avoid lice and general uncleanliness. In other ancient cultures including Buddist monasticism, it was and remains a sign of religious devotion often to signify the sacrifice of vanity.
People are shaving their heads in quarantine — here's why
Subscriber Account active since. Celebrities are no strangers to undergoing radical transformations for certain roles, including shaving their heads and losing most, if not all, of their hair. Whether they're playing an astronaut, a criminal, or a cancer patient, stars like Joseph Gordon-Levitt , Tom Cruise, and Angelina Jolie have all shaved their heads for a role.
The Instagram hashtag girlswithshavedheads currently has over , posts, with the more recent showing examples of lockdown buzzcuts. Of course, black women and non-gender conforming women have been doing this forever, without anyone paying particular attention to them. I'm sure a lot of the women who have been shaving their heads for decades are rolling their eyes that it's taken a few weeks without a hairdresser to push some of us less-courageous women into it.