Carolien Sikkenk has photographed women who have lost their hair following chemotherapy,as result of intensive radiation therapy or alopecia. For most women, losing their hair can be a very upsetting experience.
Once the hair is gone, a different kind of beauty emerges. Other features draw our attention; delicately or strongly outlined cheekbones, cheerful freckles, the shape of the lips, a certain sparkle in the eyes. The hair no longer detracts our attention from the pure beauty of a face. Faces that in the absence of the framework normally provided by hair, radiate strength, emotion and femininity.
It takes courage to let others see you without your hair. Not only are these women ‘bald’, they are above all ‘BOLD’: strong and courageous.