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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.

Duke of Cambridge launches Step into Health programme (Yui Mok/PA)

The Duke of Cambridge working with what he’s got

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?

William in 2001 and 2005 (Andrew Parsons/ David Cheskin/PA)

William in 2001 and 2005

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?

William has embraced bald and shaved his head – was it the right decision?

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rughead63
27th Apr 2018
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You are who you are,if your going bald it’s in your genes nothing to be ashamed about,I’m going bald and most ladies I’ve spoke to says it makes you look distinguished,Prince William is only taking after his ancestors good on you William
BryanM23
30th Mar 2018
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going for the buzz - cut look has hi-lited and focused his cute facial features ........
Blocat
27th Jan 2018
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He has a right to have any haircut he so desires and it's no one else's business, even if he decided to wear a wig. His choice alone (Maybe after discussion with his wife) So the rest of the world should butt out and look at their own hair.
MarionE6
4th May 2018
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I totally agree with you. Far too many people have far too much to say about what others should or should not do. If more people would mind their own business the world would be a friendlier place
Jean177
27th Jan 2018
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Yes , he looks great , gives him a much stronger , smarter appearance . It is good that a young Royal is trying to get away from their expected look and be individual.
m209108
26th Jan 2018
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Right thing to do but 180quid - they saw him coming!
Broholmer
26th Jan 2018
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Of course it looks better than having a comb over or desperately trying to arrange a few straggly hairs that look like shredded wheat on your head. in today's world of political correctness i can't believe people still actually make an issue of it.
londontown
26th Jan 2018
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My hubby & 3 of my sons are bald/balding and it upset them so much. However, they finally became used to having it cut at number 2 or shaved. they don't like it, but they've come to terms with it. Transplants are too expensive for them.
gothiclady21
26th Jan 2018
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Yes it seams the right decision for him my hubby is the same lost most of him hair in his twenties
chivers
26th Jan 2018
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I don't have a problem with this. In my own situation I took on the look unintentionaly using a hard cutting trimmer th comb came loose without me knowing leaving me with a sort of reverse mohecan
I had to do the whole thing.nobody really noticed which is a lesson in itself
IanB73
26th Jan 2018
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It is entirely up to the individual how they style their hair. I have mine similar to William, and it is because that is how I prefer it, apart from the fact I do not have any choice. To those who say he should have done it differently I say mind your own business.
eye
23rd Jan 2018
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I really don't care what he does with his hair. It's his head.
Katej267
22nd Jan 2018
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The cut looks just a little severe for William. Maybe he should splash out and have his hair restored. It would take a while but we should be supportive if he would like to try this now very successful, if rather expensive, option. His choices should not be reduced by media critics!
AnnF61
20th Jan 2018
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I think he can do what he likes with his hair , it seems to be the in thing with men losing their hair just to have a number 2 .
Wilf
20th Jan 2018
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He looks really good with it. He is a handsome chap and it looks a lot cleaner than having a big comb over!
viking
20th Jan 2018
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The hair covering is there for a purpose. It forms an insulation during the winter , in summer it forms some protection from the sun. Check with the dermo dept of any hospital to find out the increase in the number of men who require treatment for cancerous carcinomas.
Don't shave off to give the billiard ball effect, even a comb over can give some protection.
cvslade
19th Jan 2018
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well I think it looks great, neat and tidy
it will stop the press taking pics from behind him
[deleted]
19th Jan 2018
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captainjackfosdyke
2nd May 2019
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Provided young Mr Windsor settled the bill, who cares indeed. A somewhat pointless young man whose existence impacts on so few.
MaryE6
19th Jan 2018
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Whilst I agree that comb overs and 'Trumps' are a disaster for balding men, I can't agree that shaving the head is a good look - ever. So many young men are opting for the billiard ball look these days, but I think it's a shame.
On William it looks too harsh, and detracts from his obvious charm and warm personality.
Pwilly
19th Jan 2018
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Hairstyle doesn't define the personality. His head, his money, his choice.
Kes
19th Jan 2018
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No opinion one way or the other. His head, his choice.
Yodama
19th Jan 2018
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chivers
26th Jan 2018
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for someone with such an interesting profile to say not bovverd seems you don't care are you a royalist? I most definitely am not.
Yodama
26th Jan 2018
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No I am not a royalist Chivers, nor do I care if he ( William) plucks his nostril hair on a regular basis.
Are we living in this delusional world when another persons haircut takes precedence over looming world events? Perhaps the "bovvered" answer was a tad contemptuous, so why are the important questions not being asked?

I think the shortage of chocolate should be something we should guard against and must be discussed as an impending world catastrophe.
chivers
26th Jan 2018
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That's much more like I imagined your reaction would be.I was quite interested on George Sorross comments about Google facebook etc how our lives are becoming so dependant on media and it's intrusivness into our private lives I think they are quite evil .oh on a more serious note I like my chocolate very cold just finished bar of white Toblerone. yummy! now feeling slightly nauseous.
Yodama
26th Jan 2018
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Slightly off Piste chivers? George Soros, acolyte of Machiavelli, anything uttered by him should be dismissed immediately.
Mainstream media/social engineering... my favourite soapbox subject.
Although I am fully aware of the intrusiveness and impact of Facebook or other such diabolical inventions..it is becoming a necessity. We are being dragged willy nilly into an interconnected all consuming organism.
Best to go off grid and live simply you may say, it will become impossible to do even that.
White Toblerone? hmm, not much real chocolate in that, maybe that is why you feel sick? Maybe you should have refrained from eating the whole thing all at once?

Anyway, this is the wrong place to be talking about George Soros, it is all about Williams bald bonce.
chivers
26th Jan 2018
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Well it was interesting to talk which I guess it'sit's all about. me I'll just go back to enjoying the company of my three cats and a rather pleasant place in the country bye for now
Yodama
26th Jan 2018
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Perhaps you should have opened a separate subject on the forum where George Soros or world events could be discussed.But if you prefer to retire to comfortable world of cat and Toblerone white wannabee chocolate, so be it.
Bye.
chivers
26th Jan 2018
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I'm didn't realise the seriousness of the debates on here and the considerable expertise possessed by its contributor's its m my mistake .I wish you and yours well
Yodama
26th Jan 2018
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Like everything, some posts are serious, some are frivolous. I don't know if your observation was meant to be ironic or not.
Nice to have an opinion about something. Even white Toblerone.
Thank you for your wishes, they are returned to you.
Lydia321
19th Jan 2018
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I think it really is no one else's business but his.
Alicia
19th Jan 2018
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No he looks like a sixty year old !
LindaD9
19th Jan 2018
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He looks very handsome and true to himself. A good role model.
Bald123
18th Jan 2018
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Best thing ever-shave it all off. i have a head like a billiard ball and it looks neat and tidy. I hate seeing these blokes who have comb overs and unders and try to hide their bald spots-just get the whole lot off I say. look at what a mess Trumps hair is-looks like a birds nest-he needs to shave it all off. Much better and give him one less thing to worry about.
MrsPat
18th Jan 2018
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Looks a bit brutal and he has such a kind face but many youngsters do it. My old man has just decided to register with Silversurfers as he thought this was an interesting subject-he is as bald as a coote.
Bald123
18th Jan 2018
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Balder than a coote Pat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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