Skip to content

Hairy Versus Bald: Are Men Perceived Differently with Regard to Their Hair?

The amount (or lack thereof) of hair that a man has may affect how he is perceived, a recent survey suggests.

According to the survey, conduced by Lisa E. Ishii, MD, MHS, and coauthors from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, and published online in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgerymen with androgenetic alopecia (pattern baldness) who underwent hair transplant surgery were rated by observers as more youthful, attractive, successful, and approachable.

All of those factors can play a role in workplace and social success, per a media release from The JAMA Network Journals.

The survey included 122 participants (about 48% of whom were men), who were asked to rate 13 pairs of images. Seven men in the photos underwent hair transplantation surgery, and six men who did not have hair restoration surgery served as controls.

“These findings are relevant in building an evidence-based body of literature surrounding the efficacy of hair transplant in the treatment of AGA [androgenetic alopecia],” the authors conclude, per the release.

[Source(s): The JAMA Network Journals, Science Daily]