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When Bald Is Beautiful

"A man's shaved head—whether it's to-the-skin or with slight stubble—can suggest a sigh-inspiring combination of intellectual depth and machismo."

“Hairlessness also turns back the clock, making it difficult to tell a man’s age. And it highlights a fellow’s bone structure and eyes. Frederick Blacksher, a 22-year-old aspiring actor in Los Angeles, cut his thick black hair (no thinning in sight) to a few millimeters because ‘it makes my features stand out.’ But for most men, a head shave is a white flag in the battle against male-pattern baldness. Receding hairlines spur otherwise sane men to torture themselves cosmetically, often with unfortunate results. These include the dreaded comb-over, Rogaine fuzz and the crop-like appearance of hair plugs.”


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