happily hairless. March 8, 2009 6:09 PM   Subscribe

follow up to my previous post about shaving my head.

the thread is still open, but a few people had asked to see photos so i thought i would post to follow up.

just need to go for a drive to try out Divine_wino's suggestion...
posted by gursky to MetaFilter-Related at 6:09 PM (39 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Nice looking! Is your head not lumpy? Bonus. One of the things that is sort of great about having short/no hair is it usually highlights your eyes which on most people is a good thing. Yay.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:12 PM on March 8, 2009

Yay! I've always wanted to shave my head, but I've never had the right combination of opportunity and guts. I'm glad it was a good experience for you!
posted by Metroid Baby at 6:18 PM on March 8, 2009

who loves ya, baby?
posted by jonmc at 6:40 PM on March 8, 2009 [1 favorite]

Awesome. Thanks for the follow up.
posted by hazyspring at 7:08 PM on March 8, 2009

"Seven-six-two millimeter. Full... metal... jacket."
posted by Mayor Curley at 7:09 PM on March 8, 2009 [3 favorites]

posted by Jofus at 7:10 PM on March 8, 2009

Thanks for the heads up.
posted by special-k at 7:17 PM on March 8, 2009 [1 favorite]

you look really cute gursky! very brave, I dont think I could ever do it :)
posted by supermedusa at 7:20 PM on March 8, 2009

Hair, hair!
posted by gman at 7:20 PM on March 8, 2009

Looks great!
posted by Pants! at 7:30 PM on March 8, 2009


Makes me wistful for my own fuzzy-headed days. I don't think I ever got quite as short as yours - usually I used a trimmer set to 1/4". Fuzzy-wuzzy.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 7:31 PM on March 8, 2009

Grats! I envy your lack of lumps and dents...
posted by Nanukthedog at 7:51 PM on March 8, 2009

Oh, now I am just kicking myself that I didn't get a "supportive friends" photo like that one when my head was shaved! That looks so fun! (And the buzzed look totally works for you.)

Sigh. Were it not for my aforementioned issues with my mother, I would totally do it again.
posted by ocherdraco at 7:57 PM on March 8, 2009

The power of Christ compels you!

Just kidding. Nice noggin you've got there; far less knobbly than the bulbous freak show I discovered when I last cut my hair that short.
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 8:41 PM on March 8, 2009

well, i did it!

i was pretty relieved to discover that i don't have any lumps, dents, or marks.

Good for you. In my case, I didn't even know I had a small mole on the back of my head until I started shaving it. Despite my best efforts, I kept hitting it. I finally had it removed.
posted by Tube at 8:42 PM on March 8, 2009

Get that beanie. I'm not kidding.
posted by Doublewhiskeycokenoice at 10:39 PM on March 8, 2009

Looks really cool . . . you're one of the lucky few with a good skull!
posted by Dee Xtrovert at 10:52 PM on March 8, 2009

I love how every post in that original thread is a "best answer". Were you trying not to offend anyone? Or were you one of those people in high school that ended up highlighting every passage in a book because you thought it was all important? [/snark]

But good on you for going bald! Very brave.
posted by crossoverman at 2:56 AM on March 9, 2009

Well Sinead O'Rebellion. Shock me, shock me, shock me with your deviant behaviour.

Looks great, well done!
posted by fire&wings at 3:36 AM on March 9, 2009

Your shirt appears to have a witty saying on it. What is it?
posted by Deathalicious at 5:20 AM on March 9, 2009

Looks like " :D I'm so adjective, I verb nouns!!! "
posted by Who_Am_I at 5:49 AM on March 9, 2009

I just looked at your picture, and you are beautiful! What a great head (I also liked that you inspired others to shave as well). Congrats, and good luck to your aunt as well.
posted by bluefly at 6:24 AM on March 9, 2009

whoa dude, don't know if you realised, but someone has shaved off all your hair.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 6:53 AM on March 9, 2009

Nice! You can pull it off. You don't look sickly (as I did) or like a prisoner or a skinhead; you just look like a friendly woman with no hair.
posted by The corpse in the library at 7:40 AM on March 9, 2009

You look great! Definitely needs friendlywomanwithnohair tag.
posted by cashman at 7:41 AM on March 9, 2009

Doublewhiskeycokenoice : Get that beanie. I'm not kidding.

This is really good advice. When I used to shave my head regularly, I was always amazed at how just losing an inch of hair could make my head so cold.

At the very least, get in the habit of throwing one in your bag. Better to have it and not need it, etc.

More women should shave their heads, it's such a cool look.
posted by quin at 9:14 AM on March 9, 2009

Dare you to actually shave it!
posted by Hovercraft Eel at 9:20 AM on March 9, 2009

suits you!
posted by Wilder at 9:33 AM on March 9, 2009

Wewts! :D
posted by cowbellemoo at 10:38 AM on March 9, 2009

crossoverman: the last podcast mentioned my marking everything as best answer, too. i did it because every answer was valuable and gave me the advice i needed. as well, the entire thread made me happy. everyone was so positive!

thanks for the compliments, everyone.
i'm still thrilled! even my parents like it!

flying to Winnipeg tonight to see my aunt. i raised more than enough money! hooray!!
posted by gursky at 1:17 PM on March 9, 2009

Deathalicious: mohawk picture's up. see other thread ;)
posted by gursky at 1:25 PM on March 9, 2009

posted by thinkpiece at 1:44 PM on March 9, 2009

Oh man, how did I miss that thread?! I'm a 42 year-old female who's always wanted to shave her head. I think I've found my muse!
posted by deborah at 3:03 PM on March 9, 2009

Good work skaldie head.
posted by Divine_Wino at 4:44 PM on March 9, 2009

too cute!
posted by radioamy at 7:44 PM on March 9, 2009

Some people, like me, look like horrible knee-breaking thugs when they shave their heads. And then there are people like you who look AWESOME without hair. You look like a very nice person with no hair, and I would want to hear you talk about things.

posted by scrump at 12:40 AM on March 10, 2009

absolutely gorgeous!
posted by spinturtle at 10:57 AM on March 10, 2009

i have never ever felt decent about myself. this thread is a huge boost!
posted by gursky at 10:26 PM on March 10, 2009 [1 favorite]

i have never ever felt decent about myself

And now, ironically, the top of your head is now naked (and therefore, you know, "indecent").
posted by Deathalicious at 8:10 AM on March 12, 2009

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