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The Instagram accounts giving buzzcuts a modern makeover


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From graffiti-like slogans to psychedelic patterns, @ravvebeauty looks at the ways in which buzzcuts are getting updated for the Instagram generation

The brainchild of best friends Jules and Gebs, @RavveBeauty is the Instagram account dedicated to showcasing and celebrating all that is disturbing, disarming and alluring when it comes to underground beauty. Doubled up contact lenses, iridescent face shimmer, obscure facial piercings, heads shaved to look like flowers in full bloom,unibrows, no brows, wiggly brows. Lending us their well-honed eye, here they pick their top beauty Instagrams of the month.

Mainstream beauty shots often focus on long, billowy manes of hair, but it's those shaving it all off who are our unsung heroes. Skinheads have signified many different things over the years, from a rejection of society’s conventions to a sense of female empowerment. Now a new generation of beauty subverters are transgressing normative standards and taking their buzzcuts even further. Moving away from the more severe looks of the 1970s, the kids of Instagram have been updating the skinhead look with vibrant pops of colour, layered floral carvings, graffiti-like slogans, psychedelic patterns and monogram stencils - and we couldn't be more excited about it. Here are five people doing buzzcuts differently.

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