Women with alopecia pose in stunning photo series to show that bald is beautiful

"Models removed their wigs to embrace their hairlessness to pose in a photoshoot which raises awareness of the condition."

Excerpts from an article on Metro.co.uk:

"Photographer Chrissy Sparks, 35, from Birmingham, has photographed thousands of women, of all shapes and sizes, since opening DollHouse Photography five years ago.

Chrissy says: ‘My stylist Nav Soroya and I wanted to show how women can look glamorous without fitting the typical beauty stereotype you tend to see in the media – and we wanted to support the unconventional beauty standards.

Most of the women pictured have suffered with alopecia since their childhood.

Natasha Lachs, 34, says: ‘I have had alopecia since I was 7. I never really liked looking at pictures of myself, and I would also never dream of having my pictures taken without my wig on. I usually feel unfeminine without my hair, however when I saw these DollHouse pictures I actually cried. I was overwhelmed with how beautiful I actually looked. Who would have thought I could look sexy without my wig on! They have made me feel like a million dollars.’

Alopecia sufferer, Danielle Atkins, 20, also starred in the photoshoot. She has had alopecia since she was two. I was utterly amazed when I saw the final DollHouse images. I absolutely loved them and it definitely shows that bald can be beautiful and sexy. I love transforming myself with makeup, clothes and wigs, but this was the first time with the wig off, I felt amazing. Before the shoot, I felt that because we don’t fit the typical stereotype of beauty that we can’t model or be within the beauty industry. But the shoot shows that we too can be as beautiful as the commercial models you see in the media.’

Chrissy says: ‘I’m a great supporter of body confidence... ‘Once the makeup and hair is done, we guide the models with their poses and facial expressions. ‘We want all women to feel utterly spoilt and make her feel and look her most beautiful.’

For this project, Chrissy teamed up with Panache, a group that aims to raise awareness and support for people who suffer with hair loss."

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Comment by Emma on January 2, 2020 at 8:40pm

I love this! The women featured look amazing and so confident in their rocking look! I still sometimes feel less feminine without hair – especially when it's winter and am already wearing woolly jumpers etc with my bald head. But it's great when we can dress up a little and feel empowered with the freedom of having it out in the open!

Thanks for sharing :)

Comment by Bill_Andrews on October 1, 2020 at 12:32pm

This what people with alopecia needs, they are not that confident and they are always afraid and they complain about the way the look and that people doesn't like them. This woman is one of those who is giving to weak people a hope to believe in, that they could have a bright future and they will always be loved by someone. Also, I want to say that the photos are great, I can't take my eyes of her and the photographer is also the best! Personally I am a windermere photographer and I know what I am talking about, it is really impressive.

Comment by Joe Nyagah on October 5, 2020 at 4:35pm

You're totally right my friend, she is great!

Comment by sampeckard on May 17, 2022 at 5:26am

Bald is beautiful, and we don't have to be ashamed of this. I'm sorry that I realized this beauty too late; until then, I was always with my head covered or wearing a wig. When one day, I felt healed and accepted what I am, what I have. I scheduled a photo session where I felt loved, appreciated, and beautiful the next day. After that, I got my picture Canvas Prints, and now I have pictures with me in my room. I love this woman! I love the confidence with which she set out to conquer this world!


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