I’ve talked about how it’s possible to look good as a bald guy, but I haven’t talked about how baldness is inherently attractive. Yes, you heard me right.
Patrick Stewart (see left) is a typical example. He has presence and it’s enhanced by the fact that he’s bald. His look sends the message that he is mature and confident. When you look at him, your brain says: if you’re ever in a dicey situation, find a guy like this to be at your side.
But what if you are going bald young? Doesn’t this baldness as sexy mature thing only work if you are an older dude, like Patrick Stewart or Sean Connery?
No. It works if you are confident. Whether you are 20 and bald or 50 and bald, confidence is the key. I recently got into the show “Breaking Bad.” The premise of the show: an insecure and largely unhappy chemistry professor gets lung cancer and turns to selling drugs (that he produces himself) to pay the medical bills. There is of course a lot more to the show than that, but you get the basic idea. It’s terrifically written and the acting is brilliant.
The protagonist is played by Bryan Cranston and he deserves every award he’s won for his performance. Once he starts losing his hair from the chemotherapy for his lung cancer, he shaves his head bald. At first, he is still insecure.
But over the course of several episodes, we start to see his confidence rise. His newfound bravado is not because he shaved his head (although, the act of shaving his head does in fact seem to empower him). It’s mostly because he is taking control over his life. He is not exactly taking the best course of action for this as he is selling drugs and getting tied up in a major crime ring, but the short-term effect is a boost in confidence with his baldness actually serving as an asset.
He goes from the insecure bald guy dealing with chemotherapy to a confident and in-control bald guy like Patrick Stewart.
I’m not telling you to shave your head and sell drugs. I am telling you to shave your head and be confident. A bald head on a confident guy is attractive. It almost adds an extra layer of presence, maturity and trust. If you’re feeling vulnerable or insecure, building confidence needs to be your number one priority. For more on this, check out my downloadable guide for dealing with hair loss or consider joining the email list.
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If you want more reading on this topic – whether or not women like bald men – see the article: Do Women Like Bald Men?
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