As Jessie J showed yesterday for Comic Relief, having your head shaved can be a liberating experience, and a beautiful one.
Go Jessie. Brave girl.
When I was writing The Look, I knew the head shaving scene in the middle would be the scene that everything depended on. It was important to get it right. I worried about writing it, but in the end it flowed. And instead of being sad and nostalgic, as I’d expected, it turned out to be uplifting and empowering.
Our heads are beautiful things. Losing your hair is not the end of everything. Thanks, Jessie, for raising money for some great causes. And showing us that a bare head can be a cause for happiness.