Authentic vinas don’t question your hair choices. Nothing in their eyes thinks you’re crazy or wild for joining the other side of the hairstyle spectrum. Instead they accept your changes even if they are spontaneous! For example, a vina of mine, a college student, has switched up her style many times over her life, but we all embrace her ever-changing style!
Traditional and societal views on health and body issues make us think that long hair equates beauty. You know, having it in the way of your face at all times makes you hide from the world, and having it go past your torso makes you a real life mermaid. Cool, your hair can cover half your body! But having long hair is a huge hassle! From spending money on expensive hair products, to paying for monthly trims, to getting it stuck in the zipper, to longer shower times… LONG HAIR DEFEATS YOUR DAY.
But there’s a solution to all this dramatic chaos. SHORT HAIR! More specifically, SHAVED HEADS! There are many positive outlooks of having a shaved head. Besides the obvious opposites of having long hair, I talked to one of my creative vinas who has a long hairstyle history to find out WHY society dampens shaved heads, HOW they can bring positivity to your life, and WHAT feelings come out during the buzz process.
Here are some reasons why shaved heads are awesome!
THEY BRING OUT YOUR FEATURES
Cheekbones! Forehead! No hair in your eyes! Your smile! You begin to see yourself better. You knew you were always a beautiful soul, but with a big change and a loss of a familiar comfort zone, you feel… beautiful!
IT’S A REFLECTION OF WHO YOU ARE AND WHO YOU WANT TO BE
A new hairstyle is a reflection of the new you as if a weight has been lifted off your shoulders. A new hairstyle is a reflection of who you want to become and aspire to maintain a new look for! However, a vina should never feel that a new hairstyle should change the way your vinas view you! You’re still the same person… just a little bit more adventurous!
IT’S YOUR DAMN HAIR
You can cut it if you want to because it’s YOUR hair. Anyone who has any say in how bad or weird it looks on you or immediately asks “why this?” or “why that?” need to go… pronto. This is very important! No matter what people can think about your hair, YOU DON’T LIVE FOR THEM. An authentic vina expresses her happiness for you and demands to take photos with you because she f*cking loves whatever you want to do with yourself!
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