Clarke Davis Graphic Design & Photography

Hair. Unrestricted.

For a woman in society, long hair is traditionally considered the standard of feminine beauty. These views are increasingly less apparent today, but it’s still a major reason a lot of women are afraid to cut their hair. When my friend Sami, with hair usually down past her shoulders surprised me Friday with a completely shaved head, fear was not the emotion she displayed; instead there was relief, liberation. When I asked Sami why she cut it she simply told me, she “just didn’t like it.” For her, her hair was a restriction, a nuisance. My photo series aims to highlight the contrast between the restriction and frustration her hair caused her and the relief and sense of beauty she felt afterwards.