Don’t we all love seeing confident people who just don’t care about people’s opinion and just go for things that they always wanted?
It’s absolutely stunning what the lockdown does to us in many ways. Starting from self-reflection, our role in the society, ending with doing all the things we’ve never had the courage for. A shaved head seems to be the new “quarantine haircut” based on how many people did it during the lockdown and we’re absolutely here for it!
Historically, many diverse cultures practised and still practise head shaving for different reasons. Even though the same thing was practised differently from culture to culture and for various grounds, there was one idea that was common for most of these cultures; less of hair, more of a man!
Now back to our times, people seem to consider the idea of shaving their head during the lockdown more than ever. Whether it’s a sign of going back to our roots, a spiritual sign of new beginnings, or just boredom, the fact is that more and more people are thinking about shaving their heads, and we are totally loving it! In fact, “Shaved Head” has become one of the most often used words in the search engines and social media channels during the coronavirus outbreak. The popularity of this and many other similar keywords have jumped from bottom to the top since thousands of people are thinking of going bald while being in compulsory isolation and want to know everything about head shaving.
If you want to get your “quarantine haircut” too, read this article to reveal:
- Why do people shave their heads in the lockdown?
- Celebrities who shaved their heads in the lockdown
- How to tell if you look good bald? A super-easy 10-second test
- App review - how to see yourself bald?
- Find inspiration! Top 5 good looking bald guys
Why do people shave their heads in the lockdown?
Day by day, more and more people decide on shaving their heads while being in quarantine due to the situation caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19). The reasons are different: barbershops and hair salons continue to be closed, no one leaves their houses and people are bored. Some people simply want to experiment with their haircut, others are just curious about what they would look like bald and the lockdown is a perfect opportunity to find it out since no one would see the change for a few more weeks. Also, many people being unable to cut their hair by themselves, made the decision to go for a shaved head look since it’s much easier to maintain.
Thousands of men and women shared their newly shaved head look via social media channels.
Jason Hankins from the University of Houston went bald and tweeted on the 6th of April:
“Social distancing got me so bored I shaved my head lol”.
social distancing got me so bored i shaved my head lol pic.twitter.com/BxIMBVQlEa— j (@jasohank) April 6, 2020
This girl shaved her hair on the 23rd day of the quarantine:
“Day 23 of quarantine and I finally shaved my head”.
Day 23 of quarantine and I finally shaved my head pic.twitter.com/2lKWqHuj6A— chaotic gender neutral Ⓥ (@alinaplayspiano) April 7, 2020
A Hawaiian man has recently shown off his new shaved head look in Twitter and TikTok:
“I shaved my head because I was bored. Now I look like a freaking manapua😂”
*Manapua - Hawaiian food stuffed with meat.
I shaved my head because I was bored. Now I look like a freaking manapua😂 pic.twitter.com/Ep87NjXLkb— Reyn Matsukawa (@reynkomats) April 2, 2020
Another, quite praiseworthy and humane campaign has started on Instagram lately. People are shaving their heads as a part of a charity, trying to raise money to show their support and respect for the generous work the NHS (National Health Service) does during the coronavirus pandemic.
Alex Davis, from Bristol, an England Rugby Sevens player shaved his head to raise money through nationwide head shave campaign to support the NHS:
“The government is telling us all to stay at home unless essential while they tackle this ongoing and unpredictable emergency.
Our amazing NHS workers are on the front line of this tragic pandemic, risking their own health each and every day to save lives.
To show our support for the wonderful work the NHS continue to do during the Coronavirus crisis, we aim to raise as much money as possible through a nationwide head shave @instagram campaign.
We recognise this is a difficult time for the whole nation, worrying about the health of loved ones and personal finances, but every little counts so please donate what you can. Together, the funds we raise could contribute towards protective clothing for nurses and doctors, more hospital beds or equipment to support those who are suffering.
Lose a little but give a lot. Donation link in my profile.”
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@shavedonatenominate The government are telling us all to stay at home unless essential while they tackle this ongoing and unpredictable emergency. Our amazing NHS workers are on the front line of this tragic pandemic, risking their own health each and every day to save lives. To show our support for the wonderful work the NHS continue to do during the Coronavirus crisis, we aim to raise as much money as possible through a nationwide head shave @instagram campaign. We recognise this is a difficult time for the whole nation, worrying about the health of loved ones and personal finances, but every little counts so please donate what you can. Together, the funds we raise could contribute towards protective clothing for nurses and doctors, more hospital beds or equipment to support those who are suffering. Lose a little but give a lot. Donation link in my profile. #ShaveHeadsSaveLives #StayAtHome #ShaveAtHome #NHS #Charity #Health #Corona #Covid_19 #Britain #UK
A man from Los Angeles who has a youtube channel with over 1M subscribers and Twitter with 502.7K followers shared a tweet saying he was going to shave his hair for charity during a live stream:
“The stream is live for #HopeFromHome! starting it out weith a bang and matching EVERY DONATION up to $10,000. Get in here and lets raise some money to fight against COVID-19 rt's very much appreciated :)”
Later he tweeted they raised $151,511 instead of 50K.
The stream is live for #HopeFromHome! starting it out weith a bang and matching EVERY DONATION up to $10,000. Get in here and lets raise some money to fight against COVID-19— ethan (@CrankGameplays) April 7, 2020
rt's very much appreciated :)https://t.co/bhhvNfbRUf
Casey Cott and his brother Corey got quarantine cut for charity on the 5th of April:
“Donate below! Head shaving at 10 PM est on Instagram live!”
Donate below! Head shaving at 10 PM est on Instagram live! https://t.co/gBZDxcLdwq— Casey Cott (@CaseyCott) April 5, 2020
Celebrities who shaved their heads in the lockdown
David Beckham is one of the latest celebrities who shaved his hair off:
“Just had to be done ✂️ #stayhome #staysafe #staystrong GOODNIGHT 🌙”
During the isolation, Miley Cyrus shaved Cody Simpson's Head
“I did it. Clean heads for clean oceans I say!”
I did it. Clean heads for clean oceans I say! pic.twitter.com/gEyNwavsj1— Cody Simpson (@CodySimpson) April 3, 2020
Cristiano Ronaldo shaved his head with the help of his wife Georgina Rodrigue during the lockdown:
“Stay home and keep stylish 💇🏽♂️Kiss (woman, man) #stayhomestaysafe”
Tallulah Willis shaved her head with the help of mom and dad Bruce Willis:
Carson Jones Daly, an American television host and producer, shaved his head on 8th of April during the “todayshow”:
“Here’s the final product! I think we did pretty good! 😂Thanks to @chrisappleton1 for walking my son & I thru the self haircutting process this am live on @todayshow 😳”
Carson Daly’s hair has gotten shaggy at home, so he’s attempting to give himself a haircut. What could possibly go wrong? 😂 pic.twitter.com/5GDwSdJiRX— TODAY (@TODAYshow) April 8, 2020
Anthony Rapp got his head shaved while being in the isolation:
“On a lighter note...quarantine haircut!”
On a lighter note...quarantine haircut! pic.twitter.com/e1n5v0miT7— Anthony Rapp @🏡 (@albinokid) March 26, 2020
Josh Griffin, Rugby league player at @Hullfcofficial, shaved his and his son’s head:
“Only gone and shaved our heads, as no barbers are open. Man facepalmingMan facepalming Mums fuming”
Only gone and shaved our heads, as no barbers are open. 🤦♂️🤦♂️ Mums fuming🤣 pic.twitter.com/zHonJwlXKA— Josh Griffin (@joshogriffo) April 1, 2020
How to tell if you look good bald? A super-easy 10-second test
If you are among the curious ones and consider the new haircut, here’s a lifehack to find out if bald will suit you. One of the easiest ways to know whether you will look good with a shaved head is a measurement discovered by John Frieda. After a long research, she found out which jawbone looks better with short hair or with a bald head. For this measurement, you will need a mirror, a ruler and a pencil.
- Stand in front of the mirror so that you can see the side of your face
- Hold the pencil horizontally under your chin
- Put the ruler vertically under your ear
- Now measure the distance from your ear to pencil
That’s it! If the distance between your ear and the pencil is less than 2.25 inches, you can go for your quarantine haircut without any doubt, you’ll rock it!
App review - how to see yourself bald?
Besides the John Frieda method, you can also try bald applications before getting your new bald look in the lockdown. Shaved head apps are considered to be the most effective way to know what one would look like bald. Normally, they make you bald on the top of your head giving you an exceptional chance to see how you will look without hair. We have tested tens of shaved head applications and have chosen 5 most popular ones which gave the most realistic results!
1. BaldBooth - available for both Android and IOS users, as well as PC and Mac
Give a try to BaldBooth IOS/Android application to find out what you would look like if you were bald. BaldBooth is 100% free, it’s available on both App Store and Google Play store and it can be downloaded both on the Mac and PC. The average ratings for this bald app are 3.8 out of 5. The transformation will appear on the screen within a few seconds, and, what is more important, no internet connection is required. You can save the results either in your app gallery, photo library or share with your friends via Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp etc. After downloading the app, just take these 3 simple steps:
- Take a new picture or chose one from your photo library or Facebook albums
- Adjust eye, ear and eyebrow markers and ready go!
- Shake the device to see the before and after views
Please note, Baldbooth makes you bald only on the top of your head, leaving thin hair on the crown.
2. Baldify - Go Bald - for Android and IOS, Mac and PC users
With Baldify you will finally see the bald version of yours. This bald application is available for both Android and IOS, Mac and PC users and the ratings are 4.2 out of 5. While this application is free for Android users, it costs $1.19 in the App Store. To use the app just follow this step by step guide:
- Either take a selfie or choose a picture from the gallery
- Place the features and tap next
Baldify will make you bald but will leave hair around the temples. A great advantage of this application is that you can try on various hairstyles such as Cueball, Tuft, Receding hairline, Friar etc. This will help you make the right decision and choose the hairstyle that will suit you the most. Baldify allows you to both save and share the results with your friends!
3. Bald Face - only for Android users
Bald Face is another great application for those who want to know how they would look with a shaved head. This app is free and is available only for Android users. The average rate of Bald Face app is 3 stars out of 5. To see your quarantine haircut you should:
- Import a picture from the gallery or take a new one
- Like other applications, Baldy will ask to adjust the eye, ear and eyebrow markers and tap “Next”
Within some 2-3 seconds, your new look will be ready! This application removes hair only from the top of your head and like other above-mentioned applications leaves hair on the sides. You can click “Done” to see the options save, retry and share.
4. Make Me Bald Prank - only for Android users
Make Me Bald Prank, a well known free shaved head app with ratings 3 out of 5, will reveal what you would look like bald in a few seconds. This application is available only for the Android users, thus you can download it on the Google Play Store. Make Me Bald Prank gives you the ability to either import a picture from your library and Facebook or to take a new photo.
- Choose a picture or take a new one
- Adjust the markers of your face, eyes and lips and make sure your hair is in the range of the ellipse
When you tap “Next” the application will automatically make bald the top of your head leaving a punch of hair on both sides of it. In the end, you can reverse your hair and shave your own head using your finger as a razor. This application allows you to save the results as well as share them with your friends in a number of social media channels.
5. Baldy: Bald Photo Editor - only for Android users
Baldy is a free application available only for Android users, which you can download from Google Play Store. This shaved head app has got 3 stars out of 5 and is extremely easy to use. To see yourself bald you just need to:
- Take a selfie or choose a picture from the gallery
- Adjust 3 markers for eyes, ears and eyebrows and tap next
In a few seconds, you will see the results. This app will make you bald only on the top of your head with some hair left around your temples. After you have finished editing the picture you can save it in your photo gallery and share the results via various social media channels.
Find inspiration! Top 5 good looking bald guys
If you are a fan of at least one of these celebrities, you know how well they rock their bald looks despite their age, facial features, race. Celebrities like Bruce Willis, Jason Statham, Vin Diesel and many more are a perfect example of masculinity, every girl falls for. We’re more than sure their bald look plays a huge role in this. You can take a look at our latest article to find out how much women prefer bald men. Let’s present you our list of good looking bald men.
Bruce Willis, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Terry Crews or Vin Diesel, these are famous celebrities who are well known for their bald looks. In fact, we can’t imagine them with a head full of hair! We just decided to present you our top 5 favourite good looking bald guys who rock their bald look as well! Let’s have a look at their shaved head before after pictures:
5. Freddie LjungbergA Swedish former professional footballer who played as a winger and is a football manager.
image source: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CCAPBxGWEAADahY.jpg
4. John TravoltaAn American actor, singer and dancer.
image source: https://www.thehits.co.nz/media/7637301/gettyimages-1082615242.jpg?mode=crop&width=620&height=349&quality=60&scale=both
3. PitbullAn American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer.
image source: https://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/VJ7VUOKZDRpl.jpg
2. Bryan CranstonAn American actor, director, producer and screenwriter.
1. Colin SalmonBritish actor, known for playing Charles Robinson in three James Bond films, and James "One" Shade in the Resident Evil film series
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The Bottom Line
Being deprived of going to the barber’s once or twice in a month as we were used to, most of us will eventually have that intractable messy hair problem and this is a matter of time.
Whether you like it or not, you will finally have to make the decision: either shave your hair off and make your life much easier or experiment with your hair trying various haircuts.
For this and many other reasons mentioned above, the number of men and women shaving their heads in quarantine is continually growing! And this is how a shaved head is becoming or has already become the coronavirus pandemic symbol.
Many of us have always had the desire to know what we would look like with a shaved head and the lockdown just gave a convenient excuse to do it!