Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Would you shave your head for $10,000?

Recently friends of ours were telling us about their daughter, who auditioned for a television commercial. There was one special criteria, she was told. They wanted to shave her head. For $300 extra.

No way, says she who has hair down to the middle of her back.

She assumed that was it; she wouldn't get the commercial. But lo and behold, they called her back and she got the job. They would make a "bald cap" and use a wig.

So she goes to film the commercial.

Her folks get a call from the set. Now they're offering her $10,000 to shave her head.

Now, as you can see from this picture, my hair is short. I measured tonight, and the longest hairs are about three inches (and ahem, currently much lighter -- blonde, in fact). I've only had my hair long once, when I was about ten. Then it was just past my shoulders. I've had it short my entire adult life. Sometimes permed to be curly, usually straight. I did grow it a little longer once, couldn't stand it and got it cut again. When I looked in the mirror, I thought, "There I am!"

So would I shave my head for $10,000? Oh, heck yes. My friend's daughter refused. She still did the commercial, and they used a bald cap and wig. She looks appropriately horrified during the shaving part.

So, what would you do? Would you shave your head for $10,000?


Deborah said...

I'd do it for free, but my mother has threaened death if I ever did it...


Margaret Moore said...

I've had my hair shorter than it is now, so it seems a small step to the shaving. Plus, it'll grow back.

Mind you, my daughter said, "Absolutely not!" when I put the question to her.

Christine said...

It'd be gone in a heartbeat! I'm not Natalie Portman, but I think I could pull it off ;)

Carol said...

That's a lot of money! I would do it and wear a hat for a while! My hair grows really fast so it wouldn't be a problem! lol