The studies also showed that men with thinning hairlines were rated as being less masculine than those who simply cut if off. The Hasidic sect Toldot Aharon is currently the only Hasidic group that requires its women to shave their head after marriage, as the custom faded away after World War II for other ultra-orthodox Jewish groups. These characteristics are also often associated with leadership, meaning that employers are more likely to seriously consider applicants with shaved heads for senior management roles. Back in the day, I was really proud of my hairstyle. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.
The current generation of men are spending more than ever on their hair, with DIY clipper cuts gradually becoming a thing of the past.
February Learn how and when to remove this template message. During World War II's Allied invasion of Normandy on D-Daymany soldiers chose to have their heads completely shaved, denying the defending Germans something to grab onto when the battle moved to close quarters. Similarly, gay men sometimes incorporate a shaven head into their overall look, particularly amongst the bear subculture. Jackson are famous examples. In the BDSM community, shaving a submissive or slave's head is often used to demonstrate powerlessness, or submission to the will of a dominant. The same may also be true for sprintersjoggers or runners. It may, but does not always, express membership in the bisexuallesbian and genderqueer communities.