It was a gradual process that, in a way, had been formulating since she was a little girl. The second-grade teacher at North Belt Elementary in Humble had always struggled with her hair, which was naturally "kinky" and deemed "bad," in certain societal constructs. She had her first hair relaxer at age 5 and had been wearing hair extensions and weaves since the first grade. Buck, who is also an author and a sought-after empowerment speaker, has fully embraced her bald beauty. Last year, she was the keynote speaker for her school district's "No Place for Hate" week, which celebrates kindness, anti-bullying and empowerment. She and several other Houston women - a hair salon owner, a corporate trainer and a critical-care nurse - who are bald, by choice or circumstance, are helping to expand, maybe even redefine, what it means to be beautiful.
These Photographs Are a Comprehensive Study of Bald White Men's Heads
These Photographs Are a Comprehensive Study of Bald White Men's Heads - VICE
Images courtesy of the artist. The dents, scars, and traces of hair that cover the backs of Norwegian photographer Kristine Wathne's bald subjects start to morph into strange hole-less faces as my eye bounces from skull to skull. I pause to examine white wisps of hair braided tightly into a tail, then move along the outline of a particularly conical head to rest on the shiny raindrops articulating the surface of another man's black hood. The repetition and gridded presentation of Wathne's Skulls Exposed push me to study the heads.