Gone are the days of wondering whether you can “pull off” a shaved head. Perhaps it’s the ever-continuing rise of athleisure. Our realization that, when it comes to fashion, there is no right or wrong. Our general DGAF attitude in the face of uncertain political times. Our desire to reject the male gaze; subvert gender norms. Society is slowly expanding the definition of beauty. The fact that Millie Bobby Brown totally pulled off the look as Stranger Things‘ Eggo-loving Eleven. Stifling summer humidity. Whatever the reason, shearing off all our hair has never seemed so appealing.
As with most beauty trends, celebrities are greatly responsible for the buzz cut’s come up. In recent months, a slew of style icons (as varied as bubblegum pop princess Katy Perry and actress-singer-It-girl Zoë Kravitz) have summoned their nerves and reached for the clippers. Some adopted the hairstyle for acting roles, others wanted an easy, fuss-free ‘do. The general result is the same: All look beautiful and badass.
Need proof? Inspiration? Click through the gallery to see all the celebs currently sporting a buzz cut. To those ready to embrace a close-to-the-head crop that radiates defiance and stylish insouciance, a word of advice: take the masculine-influenced trend to its most extreme and bleach your remaining hairs.