Bald and Beautiful
This article belongs to Sweet Grace column.
A man keeps his hair according to the existing style when young and according to the existing hair when old. True or not?
Most men start losing hair when they cross 40. It then picks up speed and results in various degrees of baldness and shapes when they are fifty or over. This is the fate of the male population the world over. But the men-folk won't cry over this misfortune and would adopt a hair style that best suits the ‘existing hair' on their head. Any barber would suggest the right hair pattern in this regard.
What about the feminine gender? Yes, about 20% of them do become bald but not to the same extent as men. Hair is the chief asset for a woman. This was God's design specification and we are nobody to challenge God's parameters? A thick stock of hair gives a woman beauty or it adds to her beauty. If you happen to pass by a lady who is fully bald, you won't take a second look at her at all even if she has a shapely body and a lovely face. In other words, take away the hair and a woman is no more a woman as far as men are concerned !
While men don't mind sporting a bald head in public without any embarrassment whatever, balding women would take this loss very seriously and in order to hide it, they would go in for a suitable wig to camouflage the barren part. And varieties of wigs are available in the market nowadays.
Women have such sharp eyes, much sharper than eagle's, that they can spot out a wig-based female head from miles. Because of this problem the wigged ladies would avoid attending kitty parties or any kind of day time get togethers. They wouldn't mind partaking in any evening function. Even here, the ‘wiggeds' would move around only in men's circles. Men are such innocents that they can't tell the difference between natural hair and artificial hair. Some of them may even compliment the concerned lady over her excellently kept hair. But if that lady hears such accolades from another woman, she would go red on the face and take off for home at lightning speed.
But the masculines don't suffer from any such hang-up's. They would shout from roof tops that they are wearing a wig and might even ask their friends for some comments on the choice of their wig.
Don't think every man would run to a wig shop to pick up one at the drop of
a hair ! Baldness is a sign of maturity and wisdom. One would indeed look dignified with a water-melon kind of head. In fact, this would be considered a qualification for some senior posts in many organizations. So, they would hang on to a coconut head come what may.
Young men shouldn't think that a head with full black shiny hair is your asset. If you are a highly qualified young man with more degrees to your credit than one finds on a thermometer, including a few MBA certificates from some famous Western Universities, you would want to aim very high at your first shot itself such as the post of a Vice President or Managing Director. But then you black and glistening hair would work against you. The grey heads sitting in the interview board would reflect, "What? An young chap for a senior job? No. No. The next candidate please…."
You are however sure in your mind at the age of 27, that you could do a far better job than many experienced gentlemen because of your academic excellence. But your thick hair would have come on the way. You would be considered a guy ‘lacking in wisdom and maturity'. So what do you do?
Adopt the reverse process naturally. Bald is beautiful and a must for certain types of jobs. If a wig could make an old head look young, it could make an young man look old as well, couldn't it? The wig shops also stock white haired wigs. Senior judges in
Presto ! You get selected not only for your amazing qualifications but also for your ripeness. Such is the power of wigs.
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