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Embrace Your Baldness

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Dear Deb,

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!)

Thanks,

Grant

Dear Grant:

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.

Sincerely,

Deb

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Careers Done Write is a finalist in the prestigious About.com Reader’s Choice Awards for “best career blog.” Being nominated is a great honor and in the spirit of “reaching for the brass ring”, we want to win! 

Please click here to vote for us. You can vote once per day February 19th through March 19th.  If we win, we’ll celebrate with an unbelievable career services package promotion!

Thanks in advance for your support! 

 


Dear Deb,

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!)

Thanks,

Grant

Dear Grant:

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.

Sincerely,

Deb

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