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.
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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.
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.
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.