Are you feeling self-conscious about your hair loss? Take a breath, shake that feeling, and know that about 35 million men in the United States are also enduring some level of hair loss or baldness. Millions of men across the country even choose to go bald or rock shaved heads, and look great doing it. Despite the prevalence of lush locks splashed across magazines, find inspiration to embrace bald from these short-follicled celebrities.
In his younger years, the famous soccer player — and partner of Posh Spice — wore his hair in an induction cut. This style is worn by military recruits, with hair almost non-existent on his scalp. With this short style, David Beckham still looked dashing as ever.
Michael B. Jordan
After taking the world by storm in box-office hits like Creed and Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan became instant eye-candy. He wears his hair in a fade with a dramatic shave down to his scalp on the sides. With a bit of stubble on his chin and a thin mustache, this short look can suit a variety of facial structures.
Idris Elba is a style beacon for all middle-aged men. He lets his hair go gray, and also keeps it short. He isn’t afraid to shape his hairline severely and take the sides short. Similar to Jordan, he balances the shortness on top with a full, well-kept beard.
As an actor known for playing villainous characters with severe looks (Bane in The Dark Knight Rises anyone?), Tom Hardy is a natural at going bald. This past April, Hardy shaved off all of his hair for his role as Al Capone in an upcoming biopic. Although some actors wouldn’t sacrifice their locks for a movie, Hardy had no fear in having hair that’s barely there.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
An actor, a wrestler, and an inspiration to bald men everywhere. Johnson has rocked a bald head for decades and has always looked good doing it. Of course, his mounds of muscles and large stature give him a bit of an advantage over the average bald man, but he never seems to feel a need for a wig or hairpiece in a movie.
When you fight hair loss by investing in endless treatments, it is a very personal choice. Ultimately, the decision to embrace bald is up to you, but you can take comfort in knowing that you’ll be joining these iconic men when you embrace baldness.