Watch Me Shave My Head Like Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road!

Imperator Furiosa is the ultimate summer look. (Dirt and bionic arm optional.)
Publish date:
May 28, 2015
short hair, movies, videos, charlize theron, buzz cuts, Shaving Your Head

Shaving my head: a good idea or a bad idea?

I thought about it. Then I wrote an article on here saying I was going to do it. Then I changed my mind because, to be honest, it made my mom pretty upset when I mentioned it. Then I changed my mind again because Charlize Theron looks so damn cool in Mad Max: Fury Road.

Finally I figured, what the hell? It can't hurt to do a little tutorial for xoVain describing how to get Theron's look.

I made this tutorial into a video for two reasons:

1. A lot of you have followed along with my various hair articles and transformations (anyone remember the blonde?), so I wanted to include all of you in this latest hair experiment of mine... even if it ends disastrously.

2. I love any movie in which the heroine shaves her head, whether she's sobbing hysterically (looking at you, Natalie) or being super badass about it: Empire Records, V for Vendetta, G.I. Jane... Actually I don't particularly love those movies but I love head-shaving scenes more than anything.

So here's mine:

Optional last step: You can smear dirt all over yourself to really nail the Imperator Furiosa look. I opted not to since I had somewhere to be and I figured it'd be weird if I showed up with dirt on my face.

I hope you all had as much fun watching this video as I had making it! There's something so satisfying about watching someone shave their head, but let me tell you: that's nothing compared to doing it yourself.

  • What do you think of my new look?
  • Will you be trying this style for the summer?
  • What's your favorite head-shaving scene? (Mine is probably the one in The Royal Tenenbaums, and of course my own.)

Video and photos by Joshua Kirby