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Posted on Wed, Oct 3, 2012 : 2:28 p.m.

Study finds men with shaved heads perceived as more 'masculine' and 'dominant'

By Ben Freed


From top, Don Seyler, Raphael Taylor and Tim Misny of Kalamazoo are making bald a fashion statement.

Marvin Fong | Kalamazoo Gazette

A shaved head might be the new power suit, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

A study from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania found that men with shaved heads give off a more masculine and dominant vibe than those with thinning hair or comb-overs.

According to the report, men with shaved heads have a better chance at getting a promotion, and the shaved-head look has become more common among executives. Examples cited in the article: CEOs of DreamWorks,, and US Steel.

While Fabio may never go out of fashion on the cover of romance novels in the bedroom, his time in the boardroom (if he ever had one) appears to have come to an end.

Read the full article from the Wall Street Journal.

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Thu, Oct 4, 2012 : 1:50 a.m.

Guess I'm shaving the wrong part of my body.


Fri, Oct 5, 2012 : 1:42 a.m.

I am so not going there. What a visual I have on that one.


Thu, Oct 4, 2012 : 12:16 a.m.

Any news about shaved eyebrows? Probably opposite...looks like you can't properly light the barbecue.


Wed, Oct 3, 2012 : 11:44 p.m.

Does this apply to women as well???


Wed, Oct 3, 2012 : 11:20 p.m.

If you look like Mr. Clean, then sure. If, on the other hand, you look like Dilbert, probably not.

Jack Campbell

Wed, Oct 3, 2012 : 8:51 p.m.

Hmm just sends the message that your family has a hair-loss problem to me.

Homeland Conspiracy

Wed, Oct 3, 2012 : 8:45 p.m.

Give me a head with hair, long beautiful hair Shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen Give me down to there, hair, shoulder length or longer Here baby, there, momma, everywhere, daddy, daddy Hair, flow it, show it Long as God can grow, my hair Let it fly in the breeze and get caught in the trees Give a home to the fleas, in my hair A home for fleas, a hive for the buzzing bees A nest for birds, there ain't no words For the beauty, splendor, the wonder of my hair Flow it, show it Long as God can grow, my hair


Fri, Oct 5, 2012 : 1:41 a.m.

OMG! Does that bring back memories. Now I have that song stuck in my head. Need to go watch that movie again. It has been awhile. Thanks for the memories.


Wed, Oct 3, 2012 : 8:38 p.m.



Wed, Oct 3, 2012 : 8:35 p.m.

For the record the ladies love my long, lustrous, and flowing hair. These report was probably written by somebody follicly-challenged.....keep dreaming there BALDY!


Wed, Oct 3, 2012 : 8:17 p.m.

lol @ that picture ALSO showing two men with a fair amount of facial hair and the clean shaven man has a nicely broad and square jaw (another common typical "masculine" feature) It's not the just the hair (well, the lack of)...or the hair is a secondary feature in that picture.


Wed, Oct 3, 2012 : 8:08 p.m.

Who loves you Baby!!


Wed, Oct 3, 2012 : 6:47 p.m.

They call this the "Telly Savalas Effect" lol

Homeland Conspiracy

Wed, Oct 3, 2012 : 8:42 p.m.

Who luvs ya baby


Wed, Oct 3, 2012 : 8:17 p.m.

That only works if you've also got a sucker in your mouth.