Clare Bowen Gets A Pixie Cut For A Great Reason — PHOTO
People get haircuts all of the time, and in the celebrity world they don’t go unnoticed. Clare Bowen cut her hair for an impactful reason, and I couldn’t be more on board with her using her star status for good, especially when the message she's sending is all about accepting one another. There's definitely no harm in a short haircut or a positive outlook, so Bowen is basically killing the style game at the moment.
The Nashville actress explained the reason for cutting her extremely long hair into a pixie style cut in a moving Facebook post. As a four-year-old, she was diagnosed with nephroblastoma, described by the Children's Cancer Research Fund as "a mass of cancer cells that grow in kidney tissue," and spent time in the hospital with other children who were balding, undergoing surgery, etc. She mentions that they all felt as though they belonged because no one was ever teased about physical appearance.
Her hair looks amazing, but it's her inner beauty that's really on display here. Her words describe a world without bias, and it’s a beautiful thing when you can be yourself without judgement, but, unfortunately, not all people are lucky enough to experience that.
Here's what her hair looked like before the drastic change.
While her long hair was beautiful, I prefer her new 'do because her short hair is for all of those princesses and warriors out there who don’t look like a stereotypical fairy tale character. She’s hoping that this haircut will make a difference, and so am I. Because hair will grow back, but “self-esteem takes a lot longer to grow back than hair.” Truer words were never spoken.
Bowen joins the ranks of other body positive celebrities such as Chrissy Teigen, Zendaya and Melissa McCarthy who are teaching women to be beautiful on the inside and to love themselves inside and out. She's aiming to prove that when beauty comes from within, appearance really is just appearance. And hair really is just hair.
Want more beauty tips? Check out the video below, and be sure to subscribe to Bustle’s YouTube page for more hacks and tricks!