With many salons and barbershops closed , people of all ages and genders are shaving their own heads for the first time. The Cut talked to 17 people about why they decided to buzz in quarantine: to save money on shampoo; to push gender boundaries while stuck inside; to inspire a certain intimidating, masculine new-in-the-military look; or just to fight boredom. Read on to see them all. Already a subscriber? Log in or link your magazine subscription. Account Profile.
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So you've had enough, huh? You've run out of increasingly elaborate ways to hide your long, untamed hair and now, in a fit of rage, scoured the cluttered drawer underneath the bathroom sink, found a pair of only somewhat-rusty scissors, and are threatening to chop it all off for good. Listen, man, I applaud the spirit. These are trying times for us all, and if the temptation to shave your lustrous locks down to a mere stubble has never felt stronger, you're definitely not alone. But hold up there, bud. Ease off the gas a bit. Deciding to shave your head isn't a call you should be making on a whim, and before you commit to going fully buzzed or bald, you might want to stop for a second and think through what you're doing, especially if it's your first time shaving the old noggin.
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Sometimes a hashtag sums it up perfectly. A phrase topped the quartet: "The future is female, and it doesn't have time for styling products. The message is clear. A community of women with buzz cuts and shaved heads is growing under hashtags that embrace the look, uniting people in dismissing societal standards and celebrating those who do what they want.