William has embraced bald and shaved his head – was it the right decision?
It’s nice to know the next in line for the throne is faced with the same dilemma as many normal chaps – when to shave a balding head.
After some years of ‘will he, won’t he?’ the Duke of Cambridge, 35, has made the decision to go for a very short, practically bald, buzz cut.
He stepped out in public for the first time since his trip to the hairdresser (or private royal hair stylist at the palace most likely) for the national rollout of ‘Step into Health’ scheme at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital.
“In my opinion it looks great!” says celebrity hairstylist Phil Smith, of haircare brand Phil Smith BE GORGEOUS. “Prince William is a role model, and hopefully this is inspiration for others to follow suit.
“Balding isn’t a bad thing and shouldn’t be taboo. He was obviously aware that his hair was thinning, so he’s brave to have taken the leap. Whenever it was done, it was going to be a bold move, so it’s great he’s decided to embrace it.
“It’s entirely up to the individual but if styling is becoming an issue, work with what you’ve got!”
While Jamie Stevens, three times winner of British Men’s Hairdresser of the Year, disagrees: “This is quite a harsh look for royalty, he could have gone a little shorter at the back and sides with more of a fade.”
He believes there are plenty of options for men with thinning hair like William, that don’t involve a shaved head.
William hasn’t always been plagued by hair loss though – remember when he had those floppy blond locks as a teenager?
So is bald always the best way for men losing their hair, or should they stick with what they’ve got for as long as they want?
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