Ireland Baldwin is showing the world her new hairdo.
The actress and social media star, 26, took to Instagram this weekend to show off her new hairstyle, a bleached blond buzzcut.
“Don’t tell me I won’t do something because I will,” Baldwin captioned her selfies.
The daring cut drew many reactions, including those from Baldwin’s own family.
“This is my baby,” wrote mom Kim Basinger, praising the new look as “simply beautiful.” “Don’t tell her not to do something, because she will. I’m a witness to that and have been for many years.”
“Wow! Love it,” added the former model’s uncle, actor Billy Baldwin.
The daughter of actor Alec Baldwin also drew compliments from the likes of Sarah Paulson, Jonathan Van Ness, Tess Holliday, and Hilary Duff, who called her cut “dreamy.”
Baldwin spoke about her decision to shave her head on her Instagram Stories.
“Do things that scare you,” she wrote. “Do things that other people say you’ll never do. My hair was destroyed by years of bleach and modeling and bulls*** since I was 17.
It’s long overdue for a restart/refresh. I’ve always wanted to do this but I was always scared. Now that I don’t care about what other people think, I feel more beautiful than ever.”
Baldwin added “GI Jane/Evey Hammond level unlocked” at the bottom, referring to the 1997 film G.I. Jane and the 2005 Natalie Portman film V for Vendetta, both of which had protagonist characters who shaved their heads.
She also tweeted a “before” photo of herself while waiting for her red hair to be shaved.
“Bye red villain era … will miss you,” Baldwin captioned the selfie.
While she only mentioned it briefly in her post, Baldwin has repeatedly discussed the impact her modeling career has had on her self-image. In May, she told Yahoo Life that she regretted she hadn’t pursued a modeling career as a teen.
“I regret getting into the modeling industry at all, honestly. I already struggled with extreme body dysmorphia and eating disorders and all kinds of issues prior to modeling,” Baldwin shared.
“That was something I was introduced to very young. I was 16 and I should have been in school and with my friends and not worried about how I looked in a bikini.”
While her mother attempted to deter her from entering the industry, Baldwin did it anyway. As a result, her mental health “spiraled when I began modeling.”
“It was so normal to have such an unhealthy view of yourself,” she added. “This was my job— to be told that I was fat. It was a job at that point.”