It never ceases to amaze me how much more beautiful a woman can look when she shaves her hair. Partly beacuse without hair, our facial structure and features are fully revealed. But also because it reveals the beauty inside that belongs to a woman prepared to sacrifice the modern construct of 'beauty' to help others. Monique and Milly are two such beautiful women. They operate their health, beauty and massage businesses from the same building as my studio, so after their 'Big Shave' to raise money for the Child Cancer Foundation on the weekend, they popped in so I could photograph their 'new look' - which included scalp tattoos sold to the highest bidder on Trademe. Now THAT is a brave shave.
They've raised thousands through their efforts. If you' d like to donate more, look them up via 'Monique & Milly's Big Shave Fundraiser' on Facebook. Every bit counts.
Eva Bradley is a Hawkes Bay Wedding Photographer and portrait photographer. Go have a browse through the rest of the website.