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Sometime in his late 30s, after his hair had been thinning for several years, Dr. Albert Mannes decided to shave what was left of his mane. He then noticed a curious thing: "Strangers were more standoffish, more deferential," he recalls. This led Mannes, a lecturer at the Wharton School , at the University of Pennsylvania, to design three experiments that tested other people's perception of men with shaved heads.

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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. In the paper, titled Shorn Scalps and Perceptions of Male Dominance — published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, Mannes describes the following three experiments conducted by him.

Out of the 25 — 10 of the men had shaved heads. The participants were asked to rate each photograph based on their perceived power, influence, and authority. One photo was of the man's real hair and the second shot of him had been digitally altered to remove all his hair.

No photographs were used and more than adults rated their perception of a man based solely on a written physical description of him. All volunteers read the exact same profile except for the description of his hair, which portrayed him as having thick brown hair, thinning brown hair or a shaved head. The man described as having a shaved head was rated highest in dominance, masculinity, leadership potential, and strength.

The guy with thick hair scored higher for attractiveness than a shorn scalp and slightly higher on confidence. Except for norm violation — the man with thinning hair scored the lowest on every trait. Men with shaved heads seem to have a halo effect. Perceptions related to dominance and masculinity seem to extend to physical characteristics such as height and strength.

The theory proposed by Mannes is that men who take the initiative to voluntarily shave their heads give off the impression of boldness and dominance. The research suggests that while men with male-pattern baldness tend to be conscious of their condition — those who take the bold step of shaving their head tend to improve their image.

The studies also showed that men with thinning hairlines were rated as being less masculine than those who simply cut if off. Shaved heads come across as more honest as opposed to men wearing toupees who are literally hiding something. Men suffering natural hair loss may enhance both their dominance and attractiveness by shaving their head. Men who are getting sparse on top are best advised to stop trying to cover it up and instead try the shaved look.

Although a shaved head had its advantages — men were rated as less attractive and nearly four years older than guys with thick tresses. What a man gains in dominance by shaving his full head of hair will be offset to some degree by his diminished attractiveness. Why is a nearly bare head perceived as more dominant?

The general opinion is loud and clear — men and women prefer shaved heads to badly styled cover ups or toupees. My friend Phil Paoletta discovered the benefits of shaving his head on a trip to West Africa. He hasn't looked back since! Having a shaved head results in greater perceptions of dominance, authority in leadership, confidence, masculinity, height and strength.

Read a summary of the study conducted by Albert Mannes by clicking here. Check out this head razor from Headblade — designed to make shaving the head fast, easy, and fun. Shave your head. A shaved head indicates dominance, authority and… being in control. Their shaved heads play a significant role in their tough-guy image. It takes a man of confidence to display a shorn head.

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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.

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.

Want to look more manly? Shave your head, as study reveals bald men are seen as more dominant

Best known for playing two cops: a nice, gentle one on The Commish , and a tough crooked one on The Shield. Baldness definitely aids his anger-based gravitas. With his massive Twitter following , is showing that his dark influence extends to the muggle world, too. Hook us up with some phoenix feathers, Voldy, and we can talk ranking. Time, generally speaking, is not kind to rock stars who did a lot of heroin in the 60s. Mud Slide Slim, however, looks less like a haggard former rocker and more like somebody's dad—bald, with big old chinos and an L. Bean fleece vest. His catch-phrase marketing jargon—"Purple cow!

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Goldman Sachs head Lloyd Blankfein. Netscape founder Marc Andreessen. But according to research from the University of Pennsylvania, there's something powerful about having a smooth dome. Now a data scientist for the US government, Mannes argues that the shaved-and-dominant link comes from cultural associations, in the same way that being tall and having a deep voice each signal dominance.

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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.

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A full head of hair on a man has long been associated with vitality and virility — think of the Biblical hero Samson, whose strength was in his tresses. But new research suggests that when balding sets in, men might do better to just shave it off. Call it the Bruce Willis effect: men with shorn heads are seen as more dominant, confident and masculine than men with hair, according to a new study published online in July in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science.

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While I talked extensively in the past about going bald and the struggles I had when coming to the harsh realization, I find today that shaving my head was one of the best grooming decisions of my life. In fact, still shaving my head not only put a lot of money back into my pocket with skipped barbershop visits, but also all the required hair products as well. And as one environmentally conscious reader told me, the reduced reliance on hair products also lessens the impact on the environment — go Captain Planet! So today I wanted to share a few insights that I have learned along the way in order to look a little bit better when going bald. Women may prefer a man with luscious locks, but there are also plenty of ladies out there that love bald men too! In fact, the biggest reason why they like men who are bald is because they exude that alpha-male trait from the onset even if you are a nerdy kid like myself.

Guys with shaved heads seem tougher, study says

There are many articles on the internet about how to get a haircut that suits you. I decided to write this because I know how it feels to start losing your hair. Women will always punish you for your indecisiveness. This is especially true for balding men, who are neither fully haired nor fully bald. Men with hair are seen as being the most attractive, but bald men are seen as being more dominant, which is a good thing when it comes to women. Bald men are also seen as being up to two inches taller than men with hair. Regardless of which side you choose, just choose a side and move on.

Silly really, since science has definitely proven men with no hair appear more virile and masculine. This week, research conducted by a bald bloke named Albert.

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