No Mo ‘Fro: Amandla Stenberg Shaves Head And It “Feels Really Good”
After turning heads with a luxurious afro in 2016, actress and activist Amandla Stenberg switched it up big time for 2017. The star has traded in curls for a shaved head for a new film done with Belle writer and director Amma Asante. The film, Where Hands Touch, features Stenberg playing a biracial child growing up in Nazi Germany. Here’s what the actress had to say in detail about chopping off her strands on Instagram:
hi all- I just finished working on a film called Where Hands Touch directed by the incredible @iammaasante. The story is about the experience of biracial children growing up in Nazi Germany. I shaved my head for the role. Feels really good. I feel so aerodynamic now. I've achieved ultimate speed. 🙂 Hope your year is off to a good start. I know 2017 looks scary. I truly believe in the power of our words and the way we connect to each other. Sendin love your way.
Stenberg was also captured with the new ‘do while taking a picture with the star’s rumored boyfriend, Tucker Tripp:
But as the 18-year-old told Glamour last year, this isn’t the first time Stenberg’s forgone a head full of hair. In the past, the actress tried all sorts of styles in an effort to actually appreciate the hair on her head.
“I chopped it all off and slowly grew it back in its natural state, and now I love it,” the star said. “I still have moments once in a while where I feel the need to conform, but that’s also not really my ― those are not my original ideas, like I don’t really feel that inside. It’s just when you look around and you see people with straight hair in media, you kind of feel the need to fit in, so it’s kind of a constant battle loving my hair. It’s something that I’m continuously working on.”
Stenberg looks great in just about any hairstyle. We’re huge fans of the shaved look, but if you find yourself missing the star’s big hair days, you can check out some of Stenberg’s best fro moments below:
Images via Instagram