Attitudes regarding women’s hair—or lack thereof—have changed considerably over the decades. These days, famous beauties like Amber Rose, Natalie Portman and Lupita Nyong’o have made it acceptable—perhaps fashionable, even—to rock an extremely close-cropped coif. That’s a long way (baby) from the early ’90s, when singer Sinéad O’Connor, stunning as she was, caused as much of a stir with her sheared look as she did with her Pope-shredding protests.
And in 1976, bushy pubes were generally the order of the day. But that didn’t stop HUSTLER from challenging the contemporary norms with a pictorial that laid it out in bare black and white: Bald is beautiful, too. Up top, as well as down below.