Would You Rock a Half-Shaved Head?

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Would you rock a half-shaved head?

Cassie and Rihanna did it…


Are you next? 🙂

PROS: Requires half as much product, easier to head bang, takes half the time to do
CONS: Unbalanced ponytails, coworkers might look at you funny, can’t wear headbands well

Would you rock a half-shaved head?

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  1. Roxy says:

    I’d totally shave half of my head. I’ve been wanting to do it since I was in grade school but attending a private Catholic all-girls school in my conservative country, the Philippines, would get me kicked out. The only dilemma now is that I don’t think my husband would approve. He already thinks my wardrobe is pretty over the top and then to add my shaved head – umm.. probably not a good idea. It might send him or him sending me to the loony bin!:) I love it though!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Roxy,

      If you can own the hairstyle then I vote for rockin’ the half-shaved head. Part of the challenge is having the right wardrobe to pull it off… you’re already half way there!

  2. emma says:

    i have had half my head shaved since 2008 new years day. its actually kind of a funny story…except now im stuck with it 🙁
    .-= emma’s last blog post… Fashion Icon of the Week =-.

  3. Janet says:

    I “Rocked” a half-shaved head back in the 80’s for 5 years. It was my absolute favorite hair style. Everywhere I went people asked me “How do you get your hair to go like that?” Boy did it bring back memories when I started to see this trend re-emerge. For all of you out there who are on the fence I say GO FOR IT. You only live once.

  4. giselle says:

    I think it looks pretty rad on Cassie and Rihanna, but my hair is my security blanket. Besides, my conservative hispanic family would think I went nuts haha.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Giselle,

      LOL, my hair is my security blanket, too. Plus, it keeps me warm! I cut it into a bob once, and I swear I was wearing wooly scarves around my neck 24/7.

  5. Calista says:

    Damn, that Tabs looks great with any style!

  6. shontay says:

    no way. It’s straight up fug. I’ve had short hair and hated it. It’s way too much to maintain and it’s just not me. This crap is on another level, though. It’s just trying way to hard.

  7. Solé says:

    I would do it, but I feel like maybe I’m too old to rock that look at 32. Also, my husband has been pretty patient with all my different looks, but I’m not sure he would care for this one! And finally, it would be a bitch to grow out!

  8. Kailey says:

    i have super, sheer, thin blonde hair. that look would be straight up ugly on me.

  9. Marmar says:

    Hell NOOOOOO. I cannot even imagine how ridiculous I would look. rofl
    .-= Marmar’s last blog post… Cheeky chicks =-.

  10. Rachael says:

    HELL YEAH. i rock the half shaved head and i’ve never been more confident. Looks dope if I may say so myself.

  11. Sarah Shales says:

    my sisters boyfriend is either gonna shave lines or a narwhal into the shaven side

  12. Angelique says:

    i totally wanna do it soon but i just asked my parents and they said straight up NO, my mom said she would cry if i did it haha.. but really.. it’s just hair, it’ll grow back so maybe i’ll do it behind their backs when i get money lol

    • MAddy says:

      Im 13 and I think I would pull it off! 🙂
      I have medium/short, straight hair with straight bangs. I always clip up one side of my hair, so why not cut it!
      I’m a hip hop dancer and there’s so many dancers out there with crazy hair:))
      I always like to be different and unique, no one at my school has a half shaved head:)

  13. danie says:

    does it take long to grow back?

  14. Hannah says:

    I shaved mine back in may and I toootally love it. I don’t like it when it’s shaved too close to the scalp though as it can look a little harsh, but as I am unexperienced at shaving then that seems the only way to get it how I like it (so shaving it all off, letting it grow a little being content, then re-doing the whole cycle).
    When I first did it my mum went absolutely ape shit and cried cause she’d told me I couldn’t do it.. but oh well… ahaha 🙂 I LOVE IT. I am dreading growing it out though.

  15. kali says:

    i want to do it but im at my grandmas house and shes a jesus freak and before i even asked she said no and woulnd’t even tell me why but my moms cool like that and said yes

  16. jenice says:

    I have it and its so hard to grow out so I just keep shaving im afraid the trend will die out and im gonna end up with a half shaved head for the rest of my life I tried growing it out but hate the ugly stages it went through that’s the only con about it.

  17. Molly says:

    I’m doing it in 3 weeks just before I go overseas and all of my friends are yelling at me no! I’ve been told that I’m not girly enough to pull it off without looking like a man……I really really want to get it done though lol

  18. Courtney Lynn says:

    My head is shaved on the right side. I did it 2 months ago and I love it. I’m a Hair stylest so it’s easy for me to take care of and keep up with. I think it looks great on most girls so I say go for it!

  19. shaynaynay says:

    My head is half shaved as we speak. It’s really a scary thought when I decide to grow it out because it will be quite awkward and half my head will be long than the other. But I love this haircut and I get many compliments at school. I think anyone should do it. My boyfriend shaved both sides of his head and walking together we look a bit like looneys. Haha

  20. florence says:

    i got my head shaved back in june 2010, it is a great look but i have seen some peopel who went abit far and shaved way to much of it off, i too think that if its soo close to the scalp it will look slightly manly, im growing it out for prom and at the moment its at shoulder length it is a bit of a pain when tying my hair up but when down you would never notice! i cant wait till after prom to get it redone!

  21. sydney says:

    i have been on the fence for a few weeks now. i want to do it really bad but my delemma is i have a round face and im not tomboy and wear alot of girly cloths and everyone has told be if i did it it would be masculine and i dont want that at all

  22. morgan says:

    i have been wanting to cut my hair for awhile now because its just getting long and mellowing my personality out, i saw the half shave thing and want to go for it, but im afraid i cnt pull it off, but i have a theory that if i do it, it will help me expand my style more AFTER i get it..i know we only live young once and i can deal wit the bitching from the fam, but the grow out process doesnt sound so fun, what should i doo?!?!?!?!?

  23. itsme says:

    Well I got my hair half shaved some time ago.
    Here is some advice to know if it could fit you…
    1. To look good and be attractive with a half shaved head you need to be confident. To pull out any radical haircut you MUST be confident and calm, and dont care a lot about bad opinions. There is always people judging guys and girls with sidecuts.
    2. You must also remember that some people will look at you in a diferent way, not necesarily bad.

    Sorry for my awful english, im from Uruguay.

    PS: got my sidecut at the age of 11. Did it myself and loved it!

  24. i had a half shaved head in high school but it wasnt the left or right side, i had the bottom half done. it was pretty hot, the rest of my hair was mid back length, sometimes copper, and sometimes black with blue streaks. my hair was the only fem part about me, as i was a cross-dresser until senior year.
    to all the teenagers asking if they should go with a wild hairstyle: do it and stop worrying about what everyone else will say already. just do it!
    an abnormally high number of girls in my hometown had shaved heads (considering my high school only had averaged 100 kids per class) and when it came time to grow it out, they just did it. it took a lot of gel and hairclips and bobbypins-making-twisty-knot-things for the first few months, but they got through it without any stress. its hair. it grows. (6 inches per year, on average). so when it comes time to grow it past an inch, just cut the longer hair bit by bit til it matches, or just shave it all.
    DO IT.

  25. Kate says:

    Just did this to my hair and loving it.

  26. Jessie says:

    Im 13 done my hair when I was angry LOL! Its a full half shaved to right to the top of my scalp and all the way back !

  27. Amber says:

    I rock the half shave. I love it!! Its freeing feeling to me. I want to shave the other side too. Its just hair! Have fun and live

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