Ruth Bell, Inciter of the Year's Buzziest Hair Trend

Ruth Bell, Inciter of the Year's Buzziest Hair Trend

Ruth Bell could probably have never predicted that shaving her head would make her one of the most in-demand models of 2016.

Ruth Bell could probably have never predicted that shaving her head would make her one of the most in-demand models of 2016.

Photography: Jeff Bark

Styling: Beat Bolliger

After bursting onto the scene in 2015 with Hedi Slimane's V couture story and a French Vogue feature shot by David Sims and styled by Joe McKenna, Ruth Bell has shown no signs of slowing down. Or any desire to grow her hair out: she continues to inspire girls all over to chop their own locks.

JACKETS GIVENCHY BY RICCARDO TISCI BRA ALIX SKIRT KENZO TIGHTS WOLFORD HAT AND BELT SPACE COWBOY BAG (ON TABLE) PROENZA SCHOULER CUFFS GIVENCHY BY RICCARDO TISCI

How would you describe your style?

Baggy, boyish, and comfy.

What is one book you recommend everyone should read?

Walking the Amazon by Ed Stafford.

In 2016, I was most inspired by...

My best friend and her family. They made a film together to educate people about a disease that affects them.

The best film I saw this year was...

Bad Moms because it was stupid and funny.

Currently I’m listening to...

I’m going through a reggae phase.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

Teleportation, so I wouldn’t have to sit on a plane anymore.

2016 was...

Challenging for everyone.

2017 will be...

Hopefully more peaceful than 2016.

Credits: MAKEUP (DAY ONE) LISA HOUGHTON (TIM HOWARD MANAGEMENT)  HAIR (DAY ONE) AKKI (ART PARTNER)  MAKEUP (DAY TWO) MARLA BELT (STREETERS)  HAIR (DAY TWO) DIDIER MALIGE (ART PARTNER) DAY ONE TALENT MAKENZIE LEIGH, JEMIMA KIRKE, GILLIAN JACOBS, KATE BERLANT, DILONE (DNA MODELS), RUTH BELL (THE SOCIETY MANAGEMENT) DAY TWO TALENT JANELLE MONÁE AND FLETCHER  MAKEUP (JANELLE MONAE) JESSICA SMALLS  HAIR (JANELLE MONAE) NIKKI NELMS  MANICURE (DAY ONE) GRACIE J (KATE RYAN INC.) USING DIOR VERNIS  MANICURE (DAY TWO) MAKI SAKAMOTO (THE WALL GROUP)  SET DESIGN SCHOOLFLOAT  PHOTO ASSISTANTS CHRIS WHITE, MICHAEL CASKER, JEFF BACANI, CHRIS MCCOY  STYLIST ASSISTANT ARYEH LAPPIN  MAKEUP ASSISTANT (DAY ONE) ANDREW COLVIN  HAIR ASSISTANT (DAY ONE) TOMOKO KUWAMURA   HAIR ASSISTANT (DAY TWO) LEDORA FRANCIS  SET DESIGN ASSISTANT BOBBY ZEHNDER   LOCATION (DAY ONE) HUDSON STUDIOS   LOCATION (DAY TWO) PIER 59 STUDIOS  CATERING MONTERONE

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