It wasn't long ago that few thought or cared about what went on inside the mind of the pretty, perky pop star. Now, after she shaved her head in a bizarre episode that culminates a months-long saga of controversial behavior, it's the question being asked by her fans, her foes and the general public: What was she thinking? While psychologists and those around Spears speculate about the cause of her downward spiral, two things seems clear: The one-time pop princess is acting out and in dire need of help. Let's talk about this. Tognozzi said she was talking to Spears' bodyguard when the pop star grabbed the buzzer and began buzzing off her own hair.
Disturbing reason Britney Spears shaved head finally confirmed 12 years after breakdown
Heartbreaking reason Britney Spears shaved her head in revealed | Metro News
Images of Britney Spears shaving her head during a breakdown in were captured by more than 70 photographers, and became famous around the world, almost overnight. In a new Channel 5 documentary, Britney Spears: Breaking Point , a tattoo artist who was there the night this happened, has claimed Britney confided in her about why she did it. After leaving a rehabilitation clinic in Antigua, Britney had gone to the home of her ex-husband, Kevin Federline, asking to see their children, Sean and Jayden. When he refused, Britney drove to a nearby hair salon and asked hairdresser, Esther Tognozz to shave her head. In the documentary Tognozz states that she tried to persuade her not to, but as soon as her back was turned, Britney had grabbed the clippers and begun shaving her own head.
Britney Spears' head-shaving rebellion – and the harsh conservatorship she's lived under ever since
But it's unfair to assume a shaved head is a sign of a breakdown. And in shaving her head perhaps she was expressing the desire to be free of that expectation," says Dr McCann. Melbourne-based wellbeing specialist Lucy Richards has been playing with the idea of shaving her head for more than a year. For her, it's a way to experimenting with her identity as a woman.
Britney Spears marched into a random hair salon and shaved off her hair in - and a tattooist who saw her that night tells Channel 5 documentary Britney Spears - Breaking Point just why she did it. Fans could only look on in horror as Britney Spears hit the self-destruct button in amid a harrowing breakdown. In the space of 14 months, an all-too public battle with mental illness saw her fade from a million-dollar selling pop princess into a broken and vulnerable star, who had to be wheeled out of her own home strapped to a gurney. But perhaps one of the most profoundly tragic images from that time was of Britney shaving her own head. The shocking incident unfolded after she fled rehab in Antigua and turned up at ex-husband Kevin Federline's house, demanding to see their sons Sean and Jayden.