About 4 years ago, in the spring of 2015 I was a beauty student. Working at a salon and going to school wasn’t what I dreamed it’d be but it was still awesome. Going through whirlwinds of still what were teenage emotions: break ups, figuring myself out, thinking I could run away and be able to afford it. Listen honey, I had moments that didn’t seem like reality. So this decision might’ve seemed irrational for my quarter life crisis.
This St. Baldrick’s event was going on at our school. I signed up to shave heads because it meant something great to me. To have that honor as I’ve seen many stylists with their own guests, it felt so good to do it for a cause. But never in a millions years did I ever think that girl was going to be me, having someone shave my head. I was so inspired by the people around me shaving their heads and raising money for their hair that I had to do it. My fellow student had been going through some lively moments of her own, turned to me and said “Jordan if you do it, I’ll do it!” I looked at her with a crazy look and decided why not. It sure came with consequences, stares, stereotypes, etc. I never thought I’d experience something so freaking great though.
As a woman we attach ourselves to our hair. Our hair is ya or it was me. But I learned quickly it wasn’t. Bald is beautiful, bald is strong, bald is confident, bald is not your story, bald is empowering, bald is beautiful.
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