Oscars 2022: when female alopecia sneaks in between spectacular looks

We are all waiting for this important ceremony to enjoy the looks that movie stars give us on the red carpet. And that was until an unfortunate joke about Jada Pinkett’s hair led to an assault by her husband, Will Smith, that has gone viral.

4 great Spanish hairdressers share a point of view related to female alopecia.

Female alopecia exists, although it is traumatic in men, in women even more so because it is more unknown. “Hair is very important to us, it is part of our identity. Hence, when we lose it, especially when it is permanent and leads to baldness, it affects our emotions and causes insecurity. Much more in women, since we continue to associate femininity with long hair.”, comments Mª José Llata ​​from Peluquería Llata ​​Carrera. https://www.instagram.com/p/CbpPPYDotF5/ 

Jada Pinkett’s alopecia is an autoimmune disorder that causes the hair follicle to shut down. “It is a universal alopecia, a more pronounced variant of alopecia areata, which causes total hair loss. What became clear was that any woman who breaks with socially imposed beauty canons is disqualified in public, and everyone dares to joke and give their opinion about it”, explains Christian Ríos from Christian Ríos Hair Couture. https://www.instagram.com/p/CboCmMPPaY9/ 

The buzz cut or shaved fashion camouflaged for many the problem behind their cut. “It still surprises us to see a woman with shaved hair. We continue to associate it with men and, above all, with the military. However, some celebrities have been wearing it in recent months. The important thing is that she reverses the situation and does not give up her femininity. There is a very positive message in this that it will help to normalize alopecia in women”, says Anna Barroca from Anna Barroca Perruquers. https://www.instagram.com/p/CboCmMPPaY9/

Accepting what is happening is the solution, although it is a slow process and not always easy. “Jada Pinkett’s attitude seems exemplary to me. She wears her alopecia with style and with pride, she would say that she has become an icon by making visible a problem that goes unnoticed because it is taboo. She could have gone to the Oscars with a fantastic wig, but she was gorgeous, with a spectacular look and showing her beauty just as she is,” added Jose Salvador and Eva González from Makeover. https://www.instagram.com/p/CbpPPYDotF5/

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