Shaved heads better than thinning hair, study shows

Men, take note: if you are balding, you may be better off shaving your hair—what’s left of it—off, a study shows.

A recent study from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School showed that men with shaved heads are perceived to be more masculine and thought to have more leadership potential than those with thinning locks.

The study was conducted by Wharton management lecturer Albert Mannes, and was based on three experiments aimed at testing peoples' perceptions of men with shaved heads. In all the tests, the subjects said that the men with shaved heads were seen as more dominant than those with thinning hair.

Those with a shaved head were perceived to be stronger, more attractive and even younger, the study revealed, according to The Wall Street Journal. The issue is not one that affects a marginal portion of the population, as male-pattern baldness affects around 35 million Americans.