Sunday, July 03, 2005

Doing the 'do

The Herald & Review of Decatur, Illinois has some comments about the trend towards bald-by-choice.
There are economic advantages to the 'do, Bill Deetz said. "I probably haven't gone to a barber in five years," he said. "It's a lot cheaper."

Deetz said he was surprised how a bald head feels. "It felt really strange," Deetz recalls. "Believe it or not, it feels a lot different than the skin anywhere else on you. My skin almost felt like rubber on the top of my head."

It's a lower-maintenance look, said Roy Winings of Decatur. "I don't have to wash my hair," Winings said. "I don't have to worry about it blowing when I'm on my motorcycle."

Many find the Kojak look sexy. "You cannot believe how many women come up and want to rub your head," Danny Hoult said.
The article also has brief comments about the history of headshaving, and lots of quotes from Illinois locals about why they shaved.

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