There’s a myth running around in certain circles that the minute you start going bald, your life is supposedly over and it’s all downhill from there. Well, the truth is that going bald isn’t the end — it’s just the beginning.

Celebrities who shaved their heads are the perfect example that a bare head doesn’t diminish someone’s beauty. In fact, sometimes it even enhances it. To show you that everything’s all right with being bald, Bored Panda compiled a list of photos showing stars before and after they shaved their heads.

Scroll down, upvote the celeb pics you enjoyed looking at, and share this list with your pals. Let us know in the comments below what you think of celebrities who shave their heads and how you perceive people who have gone bald.

#1

Amandla Stenberg

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Janine B. 1 month ago

Beautiful!

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#2

Joey King

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D. Pitbull 1 month ago

Well - yeah.. it helps if you already have pure aesthetic genetic win going for you... I mean... look at those eyes....

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#3

Sanaa Lathan

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Spikey Bunny 1 month ago

Totally different & gorgeous either

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Some would argue that shaving your head is far from the same thing as going bald. Especially if you’re a celebrity because a large chunk of stars tend to drastically change their appearance: they dye their hair, they add extensions, they curl it, etc. Eventually, the only novel thing left to do is to shave it off.

#4

Bryan Cranston

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Paul Mitchell 1 month ago

Gone from kindly looking neighbor to muderous villain

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#5

Danai Gurira

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Lizzie Riley 1 month ago

The first picture is a wig, the second picture is her naturally.

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#6

Colin Farrell

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Foxxy 1 month ago

I have never thought of him as hot before but he is rather good looking in the second pic.

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Celebrities tend to draw more attention without any hair on their noggin. Most of all if they’re female. For example, in 2005, Natalie Portman shaved her hair for her role in the movie V for Vendetta: the scene had to be done in one take, so there was a lot of pressure on everyone to do their best.

“With hair, I can camouflage with people [but] as a female with a shaved head, people tend to stare just naturally," Portman told MovieWeb.

#7

Brianna Hildebrand

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TheBlackPanda 1 month ago

"Stay back or Justin Bieber dies!"

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#8

Justin Timberlake

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karen snyder 1 month ago

Ummm. There's about 15 years between these two pictures. He did shave his head in the 90's, while still in NSYNC, and looked like a total goofball.

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#9

Jared Leto

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Hope Floats 1 month ago

He's gone from resembling someone we'd pray to, to someone we would avoid...

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While some people tend to make fun of bald people (they obviously have nothing better to do with their lives), scientists have noticed some interesting trends related to how we perceive power and status.

#10

Natalie Portman

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Danish Dynomummy 1 month ago

I think shes beautiful in both, but it is the smile that makes her stunning in the first, not the Hair!

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#11

Cate Blanchett

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ktdidit 1 month ago

She can do no wrong in my eyes, love her

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#12

Millie Bobby Brown

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Slinkman 1 month ago (edited)

I rate this haircut a eleven out of ten.

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USA Today writes that researchers from the University of Pennsylvania determined that bald men appear more dominant, taller, and stronger. The study also notes that shaved heads “are often found on men in traditionally masculine professions, so dominance may emerge through stereotypical associations with these figures.” Do you think there’s any weight to these findings, dear Pandas? Share your thoughts with everyone.

#13

Sigourney Weaver

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Ian Smith 1 month ago

Pretty sure the before pic was taken after the after photo

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#14

James Mcavoy

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Ale_Vidal23 1 month ago

one of the most underrated actors ever!

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#15

Chris Pine

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Kai 1 month ago

My networking college teacher is his doppelganger !

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#16

Karen Gillan

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Cyndi H 1 month ago

Nebula!

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#17

Demi Moore

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Saulo Frota 1 month ago

Few people look hot with or without hair

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#18

Heath Ledger

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Krazy Kanuck 1 month ago

RIP! We lost a great Actor.

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#19

Jessie J

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ktdidit 1 month ago

she reminds me of a all night liquor store clerk with 7 kids that smokes kools...

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#20

Charlize Theron

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Marcin uścinowicz 1 month ago

I love her

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#21

Jake Gyllenhaal

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Zoe's Mom 1 month ago

He has the best hair. He's one that shouldn't go bald.

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#22

Tom Holland

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Silverfish_13 1 month ago

At least hair grows back. His prince charming curls shall not be forgotten

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#23

Daniel Radcliffe

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Poppy Morgan 1 month ago

It looks like if he had a mugshot

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#24

Tom Hardy

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JuJu 1 month ago

Tom Hardy will always be beautiful. He's got those lips, the eyes and a to-die-for smile each time he spots a dog

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#25

Kristen Stewart

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Andres Tejeda 1 month ago

she goes from feminine android with no emotions, to androgynous android with no emotions.

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#26

Hugh Jackman

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Foxxy 1 month ago

Wow, such a difference. I barely recognise him.

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#27

Maluma

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Mira Maier 1 month ago

I have no idea who this is but he looks both very hot and like a douchebag.

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#28

Cara Delevingne

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PyroKitty 1 month ago

Gorgeous, but the second picture isn't taken at a good angle. It makes her head look huge. Don't get me wrong, she is absolutely beautiful regardless of hairstyle, but a bad angle can make anyone look weird/odd.

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#29

Channing Tatum

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Karin Gibson 1 month ago

Pass.

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#30

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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Zoe's Mom 1 month ago

Another under rated actor. Always loved him but I do prefer him with hair.

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