Milan/Paris-based photographer Enzo dal Verme (he’s shot for Vanity Fair, l’Uomo Vogue, Marie Claire, Grazia, Elle, etc.) has shot a series of bald women in a new gallery called “Bald is Beautiful.” All of the subjects have alopecia, have gone through chemo or are just happier without hair, says Verme, who interestingly goes on to remark: “A group of American bald women got together with the idea to redefine the concept of beauty. Men can be blond, brown, red, white and … bald. Every single magazine (about 20) that saw the story refused to publish it with the very same motivation: those pictures might clash with the feminine ideal supported by the advertisers.” Certainly the magazines’ loss—these women are truly beautiful hairless and as they are. Check out more of his photos, after the jump!