“Choosing to dispense with one’s hair is arguably a form of nonverbal behavior, a form of expression which communications information about the self otherwise difficult to observe,” says the study. In simple terms, it means bald men are more mysterious than guys with average haircuts.
“Men with shaved heads will fare better economically in negotiations,” the study suggests, so if you had plans to do business with a bald man, cancel them.
There’s one thing we need to make clear, however: these rules only apply if you’re completely bald. The study found that guys with male-pattern baldness or spotty patches of hair on their head were actually seen as weaker than those who bit the bullet and went completely bald.
Are you going bald and fearing every second of it? The Men's Health Guide to Baldness will give you some relief.