Charlize Theron posts throwback video shaving her head: do you want to try it?

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There is no question why Charlize Theron has risen to the top as a badass action star. She is as formidable as her male counterparts and goes the extra mile to for her roles. We just heard she spent six weeks more than her male co-stars training for her role in The Italian Job. Plus she did intensive training for The Old Guard that included different schools of martial arts. I am not surprised that she was willing to shave off all of her hair for her turn as Furiosa in Mad-Max, Fury Road.

People reports that Charlize took to twitter on July 31st to celebrate the first night of the drive-in screening of Mad Max Fury Road by dropping throwback footage of her shaving off her hair, which she dubs “the point of no return when creating Furiosa.”

Here’s her tweet!

Tiffany Haddish recently shaved off her hair. She said that being bald feels so good she wants everyone to touch her head. I am sure that Charlize found a similar freedom and experience when she shaved hers off. In fact she has consistently kept her hairstyle short since that moment in 2015. I know how freeing it is to shave your head as I shaved mine in 2019 due to some hair loss from stress. I thought I would have a misshapen head, but I didn’t and have never felt so feminine and sexy in my life.

As a Charlize Theron fan, I am looking forward to where she takes her career next. Despite being passed over for reprising her role as Furiosa in the Mad Max spinoffs, which she found heartbreaking and upsetting, I am sure she will continue bringing her kick ass work ethic and acting range to all of her future roles.

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"Mad Max: Fury Road" 2014

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  1. Sierra says:

    I would cry my eyes out if I had to do this for any reason.

    I admire women who has the confidence and courage to do something like this.

    • Eleonor says:

      May I ask how old are you?
      I have really long hari for the most part of my life. I have a short cut (a bob) only last year at 38 and I am cutting shorter and shorter and I know I couldn’t have rocked this hairstyle before. And I cannot imagine long hair again. BUT: I am not shaving I am not ready. Yet.

      • Sierra says:

        I am 35 and shoulder length hair. I have had a bob but don’t think I will ever shave it.

    • Vera says:

      it also depends on your face / head shape if you can pull it off. I need a fringe, even without a fringe I look too stark and old witch-like

      • PixiePaperdroll says:

        I WISH I looked witch-like. I did this at the start of quarantine and I look like a potato. And my hair is aggressively straight and just sticks straight out in every direction.

    • Samab says:

      Well ihave gone this way for years when I was younger (from 15to25).Recently,I did It again,and the feeling was…whaaat?!?why did I waited so long to shave again?it’s Just the best ,for me It works wonder,and I feel free.And there Is no waste of time trying to style my hair.Ready!I don’t think It takes big self esteem or courage,I never thought to look good with longs hairs,mine are curly and thin and difficult to comb and style decently:I Just look Better this way.

  2. Emma33 says:

    Love how you slipped a photo of hamface in there. The contrast between their skin tones is hilarious.

  3. Tanguerita says:

    I did once, years ago. Looked great, but growing it out was an absolute bitch – took ages and three very unfortunate hair styles.

  4. Lightpurple says:

    I did it when my hair started falling out in clumps from chemo. My stylist poured me a glass of champagne and buzzed my hair off. It was empowering and liberating. I felt like a warrior.

  5. reef says:

    I just really like Theron. There aren’t too many actresses I enjoy literally everything about them but she’s definitely one. I’ve seen every one of her movies *whispers* even that horrible Netflix one. I know a lot of people like it but it was very bad.
    I feel like every woman should shave their head at least once. I was my most put together when I had a fade. Hair cuts being $30 plus tip was a blessing. Men don’t know how good they have it.

  6. 10KTurtle says:

    Yes! I have heard stories from people who say their hair grew back differently (curly/straight/different shade) and I would love to see what happens! Unfortunately, I don’t really have the face for short hair, which I re-confirm every other year when I try a new short cut because “*this* time it’s gonna work.”

  7. Jerusha says:

    I had a buzzcut in 1961. After that I let it grow for thirteen years until it reached my ankles. Now it’s just buttlength.

  8. Roberta says:

    I really like her. That’s it, nothing else to say. I just like her.

  9. Ashby says:

    I think that shaving your head is a very powerful feeling and extremely sexy.
    Unfortunately women have been pushed to believe that long hair, certain type of make up like red lips and red nails, big chest and very tight fitting clothing is feminine.
    My best friend shaved her had, just because she felt like it and she looks amazing, because she always paid attention to have GREAT skin with treating herself very well inside and out instead of focusing on good make up as women are often told.

  10. You Must Be Joking says:

    I can’t shave my head. It makes me look intimidating and I work in a field where that’s a liability.

  11. Dhavynia says:

    She’s my favorite but damn I would rather forget that she dated Squidward Tentacles. She’s such a bad ass and I agree with James McAvoy when he said she was the female Bond

  12. Kat says:

    Shaved my head for first time in 2018 and have shaved it once a week since! I really love it. I always hated my hair so I just feel really free. Definitely if you have ever wanted to shave your hair off… do it!

  13. antipodean says:

    I wrote on a CB thread just recently that since the lock down at the end of March I just got more and more annoyed with not being able to keep my short hair in order without the help of my hairdresser. So… I shaved it all off with the aid of Mr Antipodean’s buzz cutter. I have never felt so light and free, and it seemed like a fitting FU to the current regime, and all those toxic males who define women by their dangling locks! Mr A loves it, and so do I. It turns out that I have a nice shaped head, and am now going gray, with great abandon, no more colouring or blow drying…freedom. I think I always secretly wanted to do it, but this present crisis just seemed to add the required impetus. I adore Charlize, she gives no Fs and lives life out loud while being able to act any part she wants.

  14. Case says:

    No interest in shaving my head, but I love keeping my hair bob-length. I can’t imagine having long hair — I haven’t had it even chest length since I was in elementary school. I tend to shed a lot and long hair is just a mess. My hair is slightly above my shoulders right now and I love it — it is so quick to air dry and requires no styling at all.

  15. ooshpick says:

    When i decided to go natural (ie silver) I buzzed mine. Felt the best. I really don’t believe there is a particular face shape etc….for this look. It’s all about confidence. I really felt liberated from the expectations some people place on women to look a certain way. Also I looked great (according to me :) )

  16. Scarlett says:

    God help me, I love my husband but Charlize can get it.

    Furiosa is the reason shaving my hair off is on my bucket list, it’s really short now, one of these days I’ll buzz it all off.

  17. Maxime duCamp says:

    Honestly, I have considered shaving my head because I want to stop dying my hair. My natural hair color is very dark brown and I’ve been going gray since my late 20s. My sister dyes her hair every 3 weeks but I’m not that diligent and I dread doing it but dang those roots look horrible. Now that I’m 100% telework and not seeing friends, I’m trying to grow the roots out long enough for a pixie cut. I’m lucky that I look better with short hair. We’ll see how I feel with a full head of gray hair. I might hate it and reserve the right to change my mind, but I’d at least like to try it. As I told my sister, at some point we’re really not fooling anyone.

    I’m at a point in my life where I’m fine with being single for the rest of my life and I have a relativity secure job so hopefully I won’t have to go back out on the job market until I retire (although nothing is ever certain). I’m not without personal vanity about how I look for my own sake, but those were the two top reasons that I dyed my roots.

  18. Genxjules says:

    I shaved my head for charity. It was so much fun I did it twice. I didn’t look like Charlize though.

  19. Sarah Elizabeth says:

    I just did this two weeks ago! I have had most lengths of hair and now a buzz cut. My husband likes it, my toddler was a bit freaked out and I love it! But now she can’t stop rubbing my head! Super easy bc I don’t have to style it but scarfs tied in a bow and bandanas add some flair!!! I am excited to see how it grows out bc I have wavy blonde hair but it’s gonna be a journey since it was down my back when we cut it. My bestie did it for me and she was over the moon about how I look. And I have thick hair so to not be so hot all the time this extremely hot summer it’s a nice treat. I forget and am surprised when I look in the mirror bc I tend to forget it’s all gone 🙃 I did have the Chloe sevingy pixie for years after kids… so it wasn’t a huge jump but in the same way- it was a huge jump since that was decades ago if that makes sense. I feel empowered but some days I miss my hair. It is what it is! If you think you should- do it?!? Try something new and life is short anyways! As an avid cyclist – it’s nice to let my head breath… I’m furloughed from my fitness job until who knows when bc of corona, so that helped my decision. But also- as silly as it is- yolo, I’ll be 40 soon so I figured now or never. Charlize is so gorgeous and I wish I had her face though. Hahah

  20. Lolagirl says:

    To each their own, but having done it twice I feel it was such an important thing for me personally to understand the connection to my femininity. It looked great one time and awkward as hell the next. Learning how the world reacts to women with super short hair was a great lesson for me, and I feel rooted in my own sense of femininity now with hair at any length.