Not so long ago, women who went bald by choice were deemed crazy (hello, Britney Spears). But now, the look is increasingly becoming a fashion statement. Women “are either shaving the complete head or one side of the head, as we have seen with Jada Pinkett-Smith,” one barber tells AOL News. “Bald is back,” she says, thanks in part to a German designer who recently used bald, bearded models, and Kayla Martell, a Miss America finalist who lost all her hair due to alopecia.
Go bald and you won’t just be trendy—you’ll be green. Martell “doesn't pollute the environment by using shampoo or hair rinse,” says the leader of a pro-baldness organization. One model, who went bald from cancer treatment, says that “every woman should shave their head at least once in their life. It's very liberating.” But if you do, she adds, “make sure you use lots of sunscreen.”