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Dear Phil,

I have a question regarding men’s hairstyles. I am balding and decided four years ago to shave my head completely bald for a cleaner look. I received a lot of positive attention from women at the time.

However, over the last year or so I have noticed more men with longer hair and women paying less attention to bald-headed men. Are bald-headed men out and long-haired guys in?


All shaved with nowhere to go

Dear shaved,

Thank you for reaching out. I always love answering questions I can directly relate to. I actually just got my hair cut — a buzz cut with No. 3 on the top and No. 2 on the sides — a couple days ago.

I don’t think bald-headed men are out.

Just look at LeBron James. He might have the worst hairline off all time, at least when it comes to men in their mid-30s, and he’s about to play in his eighth straight NBA Finals. James also has a monster shoe deal.

Sure, James is probably the GOAT, but he still has terrible hair and is probably better off going clean-shaven.

I also just watched the season premiere of “The Bachelorette.” There were two guys with really, really long hair. Like, really, really, really long. While neither men were sent home in the first episode, by the looks of the season preview, they’re not getting very far. So there’s that.

Personally, my hair is rather short and I’m doing just great. But like James, I have a pretty solid beard.

Do you have a beard?


Maybe you should invest in one. Sporting a beard would take away from the lack of hair on the top of the head.

Nevertheless, at least it takes a lot less time and effort to keep it groomed compared to a man bun, for example.

But hey, if you’re considering growing your hair back after all, I may have something that can help in that department.

I listen to a lot of podcasts and many advertise this hair replacement product by hims.

According to this one live read on the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Focus podcast, hims “connects you with real doctors and medical-grade solutions to treat hair loss” and promises “no snake-oil pills or gas station counter supplements” — whatever that means — will be needed. So if you’re looking to grow your hair back, that could be a route. No pun intended.

I hope this helps!




By Phil

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