Bald is bold and sexy! Gone are those days, when a hair flick alone used to do the trick. Now, a bald head is seen as equally enticing and attractive. This is coming from a man who's been sporting a bald head for the past decade. It must add some weight to the matter. :)
Now, this is not in any way undermining hairy heads; I am just saying that we too rock it. One's personality, aura, kindness, humility at a deep-rooted level, and facial features and body toning on surface level, all play a much greater role, than a head with hair or without in living a fulfilling, meaningful life.
Having said so, a bald head is not easy for many to carry off. It takes self-belief and confidence to carry it with panache as a sophisticated, crisp, elegant man of today.
I remember seeing men, out of shame of going bald, trying to grow lengths of the remaining strands and combing them from one corner of the head to the other. The only words to describe such desperate moves of under-confidence are self-pity and utter foolishness. Hair loss happens due to many reasons from hereditary to tension to diseases like cancer and its related treatments.
Shahid Kapoor in 'Haider'
No matter how many hair growth procedures and treatments are marketed and made available, there's no guarantee that hair will grow and stay for life. So why not rather embrace the bald look with open eyes, heart and mind, and welcome a new you?
And trust me, it is way easier to maintain a bald head than a full head of hair. A well-clipped or shaved head can last at least a few days, before it needs attention again. However, if not attended to at regular intervals, the irregular, scattered strands of hair can make one look shabby.
Ranveer Singh in 'Bajirao Mastani'
While a clean bald head is appreciated enough in itself, you can add an interesting touch with facial hair. A neatly trimmed moustache such as Ranveer Singh in 'Bajirao Mastani' – minus the long side locks – can divert attention more to face than to the head. A French beard or goatee can help add a certain character to one's face.
Experimenting with looks is the calling card of today's styling. And one must never shy away from rocking anything that comes their way. Many actors across the globe have sported a bald look out of choice or for a role. So why not try it?
L-R: Hollywood actors Vin Diesel and Bruce Willis have made a career with their bald heads.
Sharing out of experience, a bald or shaved head definitely makes you feel your most authentic self. The nakedness of the head helps evade all external ornamentation that hair adds to our personalities. My guess is that hair is seen as an accessory by few faiths as well and, so, they encourage shaved heads as a way to stay naked and as close as possible to our ‘Source’ and not get lost in our lusty locks.
The best part is: if it doesn’t work for you and those around you, the hair will always grow back to where it all started.
Neeraj Gaba, popularly addressed as the cool, trendy Mr. Gaba of India's Next Top Model, is a youth mentor, holistic grooming expert and motivational speaker. Follow him on his Instagram and Twitter handles @iamneerajgaba