Our crowning glory
Men’s hairstyles, like fashion trends, come and go. Over the years, history has seen some great styles that tend to outlive those who wear them.
In the past, having it for a long time was prestigious. King Louis XIV posed for portraits and made public appearances in a long dark brown wig. Nicknamed ‘Le Chevelu’, due to his hair longer than most of his predecessors, King Chlodio V’s hair was a status symbol. While royalty enjoyed their length, lower-class citizens, as well as slaves, wore it short or shaved their heads.
Over the years, men’s hair quickly changed in style, mainly following musical trends, such as The Beatles’ Mop Tops. One style adopted by the bad guys was the pompadour, made famous by Elvis Presley and James Dean. Jimi Hendrix gave us the afro. Bob Marley dreadlocks, while Bob Dylan made the tousled look desirable. For those who did not give it much importance, the style of Albert Einstein was adopted, which turned his character of “mad scientist” into a legend.
Hair, declared our supreme glory, is important to men. It represents you! The first thing people notice when they look at you is your hair. Of course, it’s something totally different if you don’t have any! This opens up a whole new perspective, but there is help at hand … wigs. The variety of styles, lengths, and colors to choose from is endless, and they can even be custom-made, as long as one can dig deep enough into their pockets.
For a man, having a full head of hair is vital. It makes you feel good, creates a sense of confidence and maybe even superiority. His chances of attracting women are considered higher than those of his bald counterpart. Does the lead actor in a chick flick ever go bald?
Apart from baldness being considered a sign of harshness, this has many advantages, such as not having to go to the barber, hairdresser or stylist. Not to mention all the money a man can save on related products. When every minute of the morning counts, a bald man will surely have more time at his disposal.
Many men, even if they were not born with it, will grow beautiful hair during adolescence. It’s a time to be adventurous, a time to try out countless different styles to express attitudes, make statements, be on trend, or simply to emulate your favorite pop idols. A man’s hair, to some extent, dictates who he is and how he sees himself. This relationship can be very delicate and delicate. For those with a receding hairline or the appearance of patches, particularly at a young age, it can be a depressing, traumatic and suicidal time.
For people like Jason Statham and Bruce Willis, thinning or balding hair has no negative effect on them. Like many famous people, they found a hairstyle that worked, a haircut, where the hair is cut very short.
Unfortunately, the passage of time takes its toll on our supreme glory in more ways than one. The color change to gray, even if some women find this ‘salt and pepper’ look very attractive, bothers most men as it is a sign that their best years are behind us.
Accepting defeat is not an option for the vain, and they bravely try to hide their grayish crescent by dying it or committing the greatest taboo … by shaving everything.
The demand from the hair industry is so great that hairdressers and stylists have appeared on almost every street corner. Short hair can be beautiful, just as long hair can be, whatever the style, color, or availability.
Whatever the case, life is too short to worry about these matters, so ‘let your hair down’, if you still have anyand enjoy life to the fullest.