Rosario Dawson: No One Noticed My Shaved Head For Months

07/29/2013 at 10:30 AM ET

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We may have been surprised by Rosario Dawson‘s half-shaved head look back in June — but Dawson herself is surprised it took us so long to catch on.

“Everyone says it’s going to grow out really badly, but I’ve had it since October and most people haven’t even noticed it,” she told PEOPLE. ” A little bit past this [length], it’s almost unnoticeable. I just [sweep it to the side] and it looks like I’ve put it over my ear or something.”

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She’s not kidding — as far back as February, she looked like she had her naturally long locks. But she loves it, especially in the N.Y.C. heat, especially when she has so much else to deal with — like her suddenly terrible skin.

“I’m from New York but I’ve realized how long it’s been since I’ve been here because my face wasn’t acclimated,” she said at the opening of N.Y.C.’s Watermark bar. “I had bad skin all of a sudden! I had to get exfoliator and all this stuff … I was like ‘What happened?!'”

Tell us: Would you ever shave your head to deal with the heat? How do you handle hot-weather beauty?

–Susannah Guthrie

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Cindy on

Nobody noticed, because nobody cares!!

George on

And she’s STILL hot!!!!!

msfaye2u on

guess she isn’t as important as she thinks she is. to bad she doesn’t have blond hair and blue eyes and white skin she would have been on the front page of every newspaper.

Princess07 on

I hate that look on anybody.

fanofboardwalkempire on

Rosario is so pretty it doesn’t matter what she does to her hair but I like her hair all the same length the best of all. Just my 2 cents worth!

Gia on

Ms faye… Why do you have to make this about skin colour? You people are always assuming everything is about race… Get over it! It’s 2013…

smithy on

Gia….”you people”….seriously?

I’m guessing you’re white. How is it that white people have any idea how it is to walk in a minority’s shoes? You have white privilege, so it’s so easy for you to say to “get over it.” I’m white and I would like to apologize to all African Americans and Native Americans for the awful way that they have been treated now and throughout history and by all of the “Gia’s” in this world.

suzy diamond on

Maybe people noticed and ignored it because they don’t like it!
It’s not attractive on ANYONE.

Christine on

Wow Ms. Faye, you need to shut up. What a racist and ignorant thing to say.

Your mother would be so proud, to know she raised someone with a dirty mouth and a mean heart.

Charles U Farley on

Everybody noticed her shaved C U N T in the movie Trance.

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