Millie Bobby Brown has become a pop culture sensation over the past few years, most notably due to her iconic performance as Eleven in the hit Netflix series Stranger Things.
Eleven rocks a shaved head and a fierce attitude on season 1 of the acclaimed show, and the look has garnered a lot of attention. But as of season 2, Eleven started to let her hair grow back in, much to Brown's disappointment.
On Sunday, Brown took to Twitter to mourn the loss of her beloved buzz cut:
She then went on to make a bold statement about how hair doesn't equal beauty:
shaving your head is so empowering. You don't need hair to be beautiful. You are beautiful with or without. I learnt that too x— Millie Bobby Brown (@milliebbrown) January 14, 2018
Brown also shared a video of the first time she had her head shaved for Stranger Things, saying: "The day I shaved my head was 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. As I looked in the mirror I realized I had one job to do. Inspire."
The day I shaved my head was 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. As I looked in the mirror I realized I had one job to do. Inspire. pic.twitter.com/k65c7dGId1— Millie Bobby Brown (@milliebbrown) January 14, 2018
And inspire she did, as Twitter fans both young and old showed off their Eleven-esque looks:
My 7 year old wanted to be Eleven for Halloween. When I asked her what she wanted to do with her hair she just said, "Shave it," with a straight face. So we did. She LOVES Stranger Things and the character you play means a lot to her. 🖤 pic.twitter.com/63dUGYqcZx— Knights of Ben (@DorianDarkstar) January 14, 2018
And while Brown certainly isn't the first female celebrity to sport a shaved head, her message is an important reminder for our looks-obsessed culture. And at just 13-years-old, she's showing wisdom beyond her years.
It seems pretty clear that Brown will be inspiring people for years to come:
I love you sm. You are so inspiring to girls all over the world, and I thank you for being one of the people that makes me feel good about myself even when I feel like total crap. You are one of my very few idols, and I just thought I should let you know.❤️— riley🌙 (@rileyxnicole) January 14, 2018