July 24, 2012

PLUS, IT'S INEXPENSIVE AND WICKED EASY TO TAKE CARE OF:

Shaved Heads: Less Attractive But More Powerful: Toss the toupee: New research finds Americans associate shiny scalps with masculine dominance. (Tom Jacobs, 7/23/12, Pacific Standard)

Men: Do you want to project an aura of confidence, strength and overall masculinity? You could experiment with testosterone supplements, or study the swagger of Don Draper during a Mad Men marathon.
Or you could just shave your head.

Three newly published studies "provide consistent evidence that a shaved scalp is associated with dominance," according to Albert Mannes of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. Writing in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, he reports that, at least in U.S. culture, a lack of hair connotes a forceful, assertive personality.

Guys opt for the "shaved style" because "it looks sharp and intimidating," according to a style columnist for the Ask Men website. While "sharp" is in the eye of the beholder, Mannes' research suggests "intimidating" is right on the mark.

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