Solange steps out with a shaved head. Photo: Splash News.

Not since Britney Spears has a bald head caused such a stir.

Solange Knowles (younger sister to Beyoncé) was photographed this week with a bald head while taking her son to school.

Solange--who had been bald for two weeks before the paparazzi shot was taken--doesn't find her haircut to be a big deal: "i. have. done. this. twice. in. my. life. i. was 16. i was 18," the star recently tweeted.

The reasons behind her decision? "this. phase. of. my. life. i. want to spend . the time. the energy. and the money. on something else. not in the hair salon." the aspiring singer and young mother explained via Twitter.

But in addition to enduring the inevitable negative remarks from disapprovers, Solange was also upset when fodder over her new 'do became more talked about on Twitter than a very important global event:

"i was disappointed to see my name more talked about then #iranelection," she tweeted.

It takes a lot of guts for a girl to get rid of her hair, and we salute Solange for her fearlessness--as well as bringing important topics like the Iran Election and AIDS Awareness (Solange has worked with MTV and The Body Shop to promote safe sex campaigns) back into the picture for her young fans.