When Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer hit the Screen Actors Guild Awards with half of her head shaved totally bald, Hollywood gasped in shock. And then those of us who are Hunger Games fans smiled, knowing she did it to play filmmaker Cressida in Mockingjay.) “I haven’t shaved off all my head of hair off, no,” Natalie told us back in October, assuring readers that Cressida’s look is “definitely an interesting interpretation of the reference in the book. I would like to think that people won’t be disappointed with the choices that we made.”
The look is seriously extreme, but let’s be honest –– it’s nothing new.
For the past few years, famously beautiful ladies have slowly been embracing the side-shave, from Pink, who pairs hers with a platinum pompadour, to Rihanna, who rocks hers with long, flowing black locks. Of course, the look started with professional Diddy girlfriend, Cassie — who showed up on red carpets in 2011 with this punk chic style, and promptly set the fashion world on fire.
Would you be able to pull off this look? It’s easier than cutting it all off, since you have hair to cover your baldness when you want. Maybe you should go with the noncommittal version worn by Cara Delevingne in our gallery above — braids, instead of shaved — at least until you get used to it.