'Stranger Things' Star Millie Bobby Brown Inspires Fans To Embrace Their Short Hair

"Shaving your head is so empowering."

Fan-favorite character Eleven may have had longer hair in the second season of the hit Netflix series Stranger Things, but that doesn't mean actress Millie Bobby Brown preferred the style. In fact, over the weekend she wrote on Twitter that she misses having her head shaved.


"Shaving your head is so empowering," she wrote. "You don't need hair to be beautiful. You are beautiful with or without." She also shared a video of the moment she had her head shaved for the role, calling it "the most empowering moment of my whole life."

"The last strand of hair cut off was the moment my whole face was on show and I couldn't hide behind my hair like I used to," Brown added in the video's caption. "As I looked in the mirror I realized I had one job to do. Inspire."

The 13-year-old actress previously shared how she hoped to inspire people with her hairstyle, saying after the show's first season that "there are girls out there who have alopecia, who have cancer, terrible, terrible diseases, and I think that I can show them that it's cool to have short hair."

Brown's comments about her hair clearly resonated with fans, as her tweets have received tens of thousands of retweets, and some users even shared photos of their own shaved hairstyles — some of which were actually inspired by Eleven.

For example, one user's 7-year-old daughter chose to shave her head to in order to dress as Eleven for Halloween, and the costume turned out to be spot-on. Another user got the buzzcut for cosplay and ended up keeping her hair short afterward because she felt "empowered and confident." As one fan wrote, "Wear the hair that you love and let others do the same."

Last summer, Brown started a special Twitter account, @Milliestopshate, to promote positivity and stop bullying. While she's continued to update it over the months, it's clear that she's able to spread kindness from any source. And while we may not know what Eleven's season 3 hair will look like, we hope Brown eventually gets to be reunited with her favorite hairstyle — on or off the show.


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