At least that's the finding from a new research project which suggests that men who take the preemptive step of shaving their head appear tougher and more powerful than others. Greek soldiers during the reign of Alexander the Great were ordered to shave their heads as a defensive measure — to stop enemies from grabbing their hair in hand-to-hand combat. Since then — a shaved head has become a symbol of aggression and toughness. People treated him differently when he started shaving his head — which made him wonder if other men with shaved heads had similar experiences. He wanted to know if men who voluntarily shave their heads are perceived as having a different social standing than men with a full head of hair or men with receding hairlines.
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Shaving your head clean is a bold and masculine statement. Some might call hair loss a condition, which cause us men to suffer and needs to be treated. Do you realise now that this so-called infliction is quite banal? Embrace your baldness. It was designed order to establish a standardised classification system for hair loss.
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While watching a major sporting event this weekend, I could barely focus on the action on the field because of what was happening on the star player's head. He's young and smolderingly hot, and yet his thinning hair looked like a child had drawn it on with a Sharpie—haphazardly scribbled, leaving plenty of gaps. This was very much beyond a receding hairline.
By Emma Clark. It's a problem that has always plagued men, but there is an upside to hair loss according to new research which has found bald men appear tougher and more powerful than others. Guys with shaved heads are also seen as taller, stronger and having greater potential as leaders, researcher Albert Mannes has found. The University of Pennsylvania lecturer, and a balding man himself, carried out three experiments to delve into how men who shaved their heads were perceived by others. Action hero Bruce Willis is well-known for his bald head and tough-man style.