L ast week, I joined a club of black British girl bosses who have decided to go bald. Since my afro was large and healthy when I shaved it off, the assumption was that something must have gone wrong: traction alopecia from the tight hairstyles black women endure is a common reason for a drastic cut. A bad breakup is often assumed, or a quarter-life crisis as my dad still suspects. These are all valid reasons, but mine was far less interesting — I simply decided to cut it because I thought it would suit me. This proved difficult to digest for the men at the barbershop I visited with my boyfriend, at whom most of the questions about my decision were directed.
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So, you want to shave your head. Good on you. A shaved head can add a rugged, tough edge to any guy's style—all without any change to his wardrobe. Plus, the upkeep is impossibly easy: Just don't let those strands get too long. Here are some guys who have nailed the look. Westbrook opts for the subtle fade here. It's a great look if you like the idea of a high-and-tight, but don't want something too severe.
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If you are reading this, you are considering shaving your head. Congratulations and welcome to the coven. Everyone has different reasons for wanting to buzz it all off. For me, I wanted a fresh start after gradually and accidentally making my undercut so drastic it was inevitable I would have to restart my hair growth all over if I wanted it to grow out in a non-bizarro way.
For almost all of , Justin Bieber has been sporting what could arguably be called a lob. On Tuesday, however, Bieber showed fans something they feared they'd never see again: his scalp. On his Instagram Story, Bieber posted a mirror selfie in what appears to be a bathroom towels and a marble bathtub can be seen in the background. And there, a few inches north of the goofy grin he's giving his iPhone camera, is a super-short buzz cut.