hairless: DIY head-shaving

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Hairless makeups: DIY head-shaving

When it comes to portraying a character having their head shaved on-screen, it’s hard to fake – though it has been done as with Cameron Diaz in My Sister’s Keeper and Patricia Arquette in Human Nature – so the role usually comes with a heavy price.

It’s not that unusual for an actress to appear bald with a bald-cap but a surprising number of actresses have undergone a transformation that goes beyond makeup and had their head shaved bald to portray a hairless character.

A select band have agreed to have their transformation shown on-screen: sometimes for that extra bit of authenticity; sometimes for the money; sometimes for the publicity. A few – very few – have even agreed to shave off their own hair on-screen (usually as part of a cathartic transformation for their character) – when you think about it you realise that it is quite astounding that any actress agreed.