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OMG Kate Hudson Just Got a Buzz Cut

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07 . 26 . 17
Emilie Branch

Emilie Branch

Writer at Mane Addicts
Emilie is a writer and editor based in New York. Though she writes about beauty, she has written for a variety of lifestyle and industry publications over the last ten (plus) years. Find out what color Emilie’s hair is now by following her on Instagram @emiliebranch.
Emilie Branch

Another week, another celeb taking the buzz plunge! This time it’s none other than Kate Hudson. Our Almost Famous eternal muse has joined the buzz cut trend cool girls club (Katy Perry, Kristen Stewart, Keke Palmer, Zoe Kravitz, Cara Delevingne, Halsey…) for her latest role in upcoming movie, Sister. We want to be the first to congratulate Kate not only on looking super fierce but for further solidifying the power of this special cut.

Kate hudson Buzz Cut

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A post shared by Kate Hudson (@katehudson) on Jul 26, 2017 at 8:06am PDT

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Although this isn’t the first time the buzz cut has literally made a statement, the trend, which is associated with feminism and rebellion, seems to be more mainstream than ever.

A post shared by KATY PERRY (@katyperry) on Apr 30, 2017 at 6:43pm PDT

A post shared by halsey (@iamhalsey) on Jul 9, 2017 at 4:09pm PDT

 

The History of the Buzz Cut Trend

The buzz cut has roots in the 70’s, a time when protest and punk reached an apex. Model Pat Evans and singer Grace Jones both proudly displayed their buzz cuts as an act of defiance against beauty standards they felt were exclusionary. The trend re-emerged in the 80’s via Sinead O’Connor, the singer known as much for her shaved her head as her controversial politics.

 

The style came back in vogue in the 90s, through alterna Deb in teen cult classic, Empire Records and with Demi Moore, the paradigm of strength in G.I. Jane. However, the buzz cut has always operated on the fringe. There’s no question it has made always a statement, but now that statement is louder and more prevalent than ever.

A post shared by Hatte (@hattej) on Jul 22, 2017 at 3:05pm PDT

A post shared by Demi Moore💋 (@demi.moore) on Aug 31, 2014 at 11:47am PDT

 

The Buzz Cut Now

As Cara Delevingne one of the first to shave her locks noted on IG, “Its exhausting to be told what beauty should look like. I am tired of society defining beauty for us. Strip away the clothes, Wipe Off the make up, cut off the hair. Remove all the material possessions. Who are we? How are we defining beauty? What do we see as beautiful?” Preach, Cara #allofus.

 

Making the Buzz Cut Statement

If there is one thing that this trend tells us, it’s not only that your hair can be political, but that you are just as beautiful no matter what your hair looks like—beauty is about self-expression and is way more than just skin deep.

 

Thinking of getting the buzz cut? Here’s what you need to know first.

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