Halsey shaved her hair because she 'missed' being bald, and now people are sharing photos of their buzz cuts with the musician
- Halsey revealed that she's shaved her hair through Instagram and TikTok posts on Monday.
- On Twitter, the musician said she got a buzz cut because she "missed" being bald after growing her hair out.
- People seem to love Halsey's updated look, and have shared their own stories about shaving their hair with the musician.
- Other celebrities including Tiffany Haddish have also shaved their hair in recent months.
Halsey completely altered her hairstyle this week, and people are loving the change.
On Monday, the "Without Me" singer shared a selfie to Instagram, showing herself wearing a white T-shirt, glowing makeup, and a beaded necklace over a gold, cross chain. In the photo, Halsey is also seen with a new buzz cut that's shaved closely to her head.
"Just in time 4 beanie weather," Halsey wrote alongside the photo showing her new look.
Halsey said she shaved her hair because she 'missed' being bald
On Twitter, Halsey spoke with fans about her latest haircut. She first wrote "I love be bald," and later answered a fan's question about why she decided to shave her hair.
"I was growing it out for so long and I told myself I wouldn't shave it till I saw what it was like healthy and long and then I saw it healthy and long and said 'mm this is nice but I miss bald.' and then so I did it!" Halsey said about her hair.
—h (@halsey) October 19, 2020
—h (@halsey) October 19, 2020
She also posted a TikTok video showing how she went from having long strands to shaving a buzz cut.
—h (@halsey) October 19, 2020
The musician's haircut is inspiring people across social media
Though Halsey's new haircut might be surprising to some, it's also extremely relatable. On Twitter, people responded to the musician's tweet with stories and photos of their own shaved hair.
—marie (@badlandsinhidin) October 19, 2020
—sophie BLM ❀ | POSITIONS (@positionsoph) October 19, 2020
—Lucy (@Luciferfthalsey) October 19, 2020
On TikTok, people also said Halsey's new look is inspiring them to consider a similar haircut.
"I've been thinking about shaving my head all day," one person wrote. "Don't tempt me with a good time."
Halsey's drastic hair transformations haven't always been well received in the past
In 2016, Just Jared reported that Halsey defended Lady Gaga after The Chainsmokers — who Halsey collaborated with on their hit "Closer" — criticized the song "Perfect Illusion." Shortly after, Drew Taggert of the musical duo seemingly tweeted "F--- you bald b----," according to the publication.
Halsey then seemingly responded to Taggert, according to Just Jared, by sharing a since-deleted Instagram selfie with the caption: "I love my dumb bald head." On Twitter, however, Halsey clarified that the post was actually written in response to "rude comments" about her hair, and that she and Taggert are friends.
"No no no," she wrote. "That shade was @ rude comments bout my shaved head. Drew got hacked. He's the homie + so respectful of me."
—h (@halsey) November 25, 2016
In 2017, Halsey also responded to people who call her a "bald b----."
"When calling me a bald b---- as a drag, consider this information: I am, a. Indeed bald and b. Also a b----," she wrote.
—h (@halsey) January 5, 2017
Still, Halsey has always embraced her hairstyles and encouraged others to do the same. In 2018, a Twitter user shared a text message that she received from her sister saying that a boy blocked her on Snapchat once he realized that she was bald.
Halsey replied with a photo of herself with a buzz cut, and said: "Tell ur sis if she ever wants to come kick it with me at a show I'd love to have her. Bald is beautiful. And she is most certainly a shining example of that."
—h (@halsey) September 21, 2018
More recently on Thursday, Halsey reflected on her past experience with shaved hair, while also considering going back to the style.
"When I was bald everybody was so damn mean to me now every hot girl ever has a bald head does that mean I can go bald again or what," she wrote.
—h (@halsey) October 15, 2020
Other celebrities including Tiffany Haddish have also shaved their hair in recent months
Like Halsey, Tiffany Haddish also received criticism online after shaving her hair. After cutting off her dreadlocks in one video, Haddish addressed critics in a second clip. She captioned the video: "For the people that think I lost my mind."
"Why when a woman decides, 'Hey, I'm gonna cut this hair off because I wanna see my scalp,' she gotta have a mental problem?" Haddish said in a video. "Nothing is wrong with my brain, you guys. I'm not suffering from no emotional s---, nothing. I've literally been talking about this for years — how I wanna see my scalp."
"I know every single part of my body," she continued. "I know where every single mole is. Anybody that's ever done my hair has heard me say — what up Oscar, hey boo — anybody that knows me knows I've been talking about this for a long time."
While Haddish added that she shaved her hair to give herself a new perspective and hassle-free style, many women sometimes cut or shave their hair to revive damaged strands and create new growth, particularly in the natural hair community.
As Allure's Janell Hickman wrote in 2018, the "big chop" is nothing new. In recent years, more women — including celebrities like Tamar Braxton and Keke Palmer — have cut their hair to start their natural hair journey. Sometimes the big chop requires women to shave the majority of their hair. In other instances, however, the process is more gradual and can be achieved by first cutting layers and bangs, as Allure notes.
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