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Could you please look at my LinkedIn profile photo and give me your honest opinion? I am 38 years old and because of premature balding, I look 50! I tend to wear this Fedora. It’s kind of retro. A friend told me that I can’t wear a hat in my profile photo. Furthermore, he told me that it’s time to embrace my baldness and go ahead with a clean shaved look instead of maintaining the straggling tufts of hair that remain. Hey, at least I have not gone with a comb-over. Figured as an unbiased party you could be frank with me. (Please don’t publish my picture!)
That is not a good look for your LinkedIn profile photo; this I can definitively say. A hairstyle choice is so personal. However, I know you really want an outsider’s opinion. Personally, I think a man with a clean-shaven head looks terrific. They tend to look strong, well-groomed, and masculine. There’s a trick to getting it right so you will need to invest in a nice shaver for the head. Also, apply sunscreen frequently to reduce skin cancer concerns.
You’re a handsome man. So, lose the hat and snap a new photo. I think you’ll be happy with the results.