"A long hair is a woman's crown and glory."


The pressures of femininity are present in every western woman's life. Feeling like a woman is equated with looking feminine, being attractive to the male gaze and fitting inside learned beauty standards. 


Long hair is a feminine trope in pop culture. With shiny long hair the woman is portraited as sexual, with dark hair come associations of mystery and seductiveness. 


An increasing amount of young women choose to free themselves from these associations by shaving their hair off altogether. For them, the concept of femininity and being a woman is something that comes from within.


This is an ongoing portrait series.

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