When my witty friend Christina first saw pictures of my new look, she cleverly coined the phrase “Amazebald”. Yes Chemo Queens, we are Totes Amazebald !!
If it weren’t for chemo, we would never have known what fabulous shaped heads we had lurking underneath our mops of hair. To the Chemo Chicks out there who are about to shave their head, don’t fear! You will find a way to rock it. Take a look below at the famous females who are fabulously amazebald in different ways. You too may find you look better without hair!
Which kind of Amazebald are you?
Sinead O’ Connor
I’m Irish so the first lady who I ever associated with making short hair on women epically cool yet feminine is of course the fabulous Sinead O’ Connor. She will always be the number one lady who rocks the bald look. She embodies both spunky edgy cool with soft delicate femininity.
Before she chopped off her locks, she looked like a typical Irish primary school teacher, albeit a very pretty primary school teacher with a mischievous sparkle in her eye. Her shaved head allows her true beauty to shine as her brown bambi doe eyes pop like Audrey Hepburn and Winona Ryder combined. Her short look helped shaped her to be the iconic Sinead O’ Connor the world today wouldn’t be the same without.
Born and raised in Jamaica until she was 13, Grace Jones is a force to be reckoned with: a singer, songwriter, supermodel, record producer, actress, a fashion trendsetter, a muse and icon. Here is another fierce lady whose short hair shaped her identity and image.
It goes without saying that with hair she would have blended in with the crowd with her sweet wholesome smile. As an amazebald, her cheekbones are dangerously sharp and her face can’t help but shout out the confident sultriness bubbling within. Though her look was usually described as scary, angular and androgynous, to me she exudes the female strength of a prowling lioness and an Amazonian Warrior
Jessie J shaved her head and donated her famous black locks to the Little Princess Trust in March 2013. Little Princess Trust provides wigs made from real hair to children who have lost their hair through cancer treatment. Now Jessie J, for that may I say you are Totes Amazebald!
I know I’m not the only one who was disappointed to see Jessie J grow her hair back. I honestly think she looks far better as an amazebald. She has amazingly strong features; wide smile, big eyes, thick eyebrows, big lips, strong nose and good cheekbones that when she frames her face with hair, it condenses these features into one small space making them look more angular than they are. Her bald hair suited her better as her great shaped face gave her features the space they needed to be celebrated and appreciated, giving her face a beautiful softness. I think hair is one accessory Jessie J should do without.
Jessi J, please shave your head again!!
Amber, Amber, Amber, how we love your signature blonde buzz cut. She rocks it like no other. Though you can see it’s the same face in the before picture, it’s like looking at a completely different girl. She looks like a generic American beautiful blonde that you would see standing in the audition line with many other generic American beautiful blondes. Amber knew to make an impact she would have to stand out.
She oozes femininity like a rose and puts the “smoking hot” into Amazebald that quite rightfully she should be called Flamebald!
Natalie Portman’s shaved head for the film V for Vendetta enhanced her elfin features, making her look otherworldly and futuristic. It gives a certain appealing vulnerability to her face. In the film her bald look exaggerated her beauty and even made her orange prison tunic look chic and modelesque! Not an easy feat!
Natalie usually has her long hair beautifully styled with volume and swept away from the face but I picked this before picture on purpose; it’s to demonstrate that long hair can actually take away from your features if styled incorrectly, totally the opposite of what the powerful bald look does for her.
Hair was meant to warm our heads, not cover our beautiful faces and features. Though her hair is pixie short not bald, here’s another example of how some faces just need space to make their features pop.Without all that hair, her face looks so young, cheeky, fun, fresh and alive.
Her long hair is like draped curtains, hiding the beautiful scenery behind while the short look is like the window frame, perfectly showing off what her face has to offer.
Last but certainly not least is Demi Moore. Who wouldn’t want her amazing Pocahontas hair? It gives her a “butter wouldn’t melt” smile but nothing screams “I’m a strong confident woman” like her G. I. Jane look. Her bald head emphasised her defined jaw and complimented her noticeable toned shoulders and arms making this woman someone you wouldn’t want to mess with.
Fellow Chemotarians, having no hair isn’t a sign of weakness actually it demonstrates quite the opposite. Chemo is putting your body through its own “SEAL training program”, testing your body’s boundaries and strength which your body will bounce back from even stronger. Exude your female strength with pride the G.I. Jane amazebald way!
Me? I’m a Futuristic, Spunky Edgy Cool G.I Jane Amazebald.
In the comment section below, tell me which amazebald you are; or if you have hair, tell me which you amazebald you would love to be!
Mix and Match from the list below:
- Spunky edgy cool
- Soft delicate femininity
- Dangerously sharp cheekbones
- Confident sultriness bubbling within
- Fierce, angular and androgynous
- Prowling lioness
- Amazonian Warrior
- Beautiful softness
- My standout features need space
- Oozing femininity like a rose
- Smoking hot
- Young, cheeky, fun, fresh and alive
- G. I. Jane