Five celebs who’ve shaved off their hair and are rocking cropped cuts

Sherlin Barends (Photo: Instagram/ @sherlinbarends)
Sherlin Barends (Photo: Instagram/ @sherlinbarends)

In the spirit of celebrating bold women, check out these beautiful ladies who let go of their locks.

Sherlin Barends

The KFM Breakfast presenter refused to keep with conventional beauty standards and made the big chop in 2012 – and she’s never looked back.

According to IOL, her goal was to challenge the obsession with female beauty being equated to a hairstyle and as she put it, become “completely and unapologetically Sherlin Barends”.


The American singer unveiled her new haircut on Instagram, showing off her blonde hair cropped into a buzzcut. “Letting go,” she wrote in the caption.

Pink and her family are no strangers to letting go of their locks, her eight-year-old daughter, Willow, also recently having shaved part of her hair.

Pabi Moloi

The radio personality and TV host has taken risks with her hair for most of her career.

And after chopping off her hair, Pabi started getting recognition for her style and fashion. She won the ultimate style icon award at the South African Style Awards in 2011.

Ricki Lake

American TV personality Ricki Lake recently revealed she’s been struggling with hair loss for almost 30 years.

She finally made the chop in 2019 and according to the BBC said the journey to getting there “has been debilitating, embarrassing, painful, scary, depressing, lonely, all the things”.

But like a phoenix rising from the ashes she remains positive for the future and adds: “For 2020 and beyond, I want to be real.”


The musician and TV presenter built her career on her bold look, hitting the industry with her well-known tagline: “Your favourite bald chick.”

She’s experimented with her style since then and explained to SowetanLIVE that short hair is a conscious decision that compliments different outfits on the red carpet.

Moozlie credits actress Nomzamo Mbatha and singer Nandi Madida for inspiring her style.

Source: IOL, Instagram, BBC, SowetanLIVE


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