Is being a bald man a disadvantage in business?

Talking to Anne Diamond on her radio show on Wednesday about whether being bald could be a disadvantage for men in business.

Interesting question!

My view is that while presenting the right image is of course important, the fact of whether you are bald or not has little to do with it. It is more about confidence and good grooming. Not having hair can be ageing – so as long as you make special effort to make sure that you look very contemporary, smart suit, good colours that complement rather than age you, shiny shoes etc – then your image will be a very positive one – and the lack of hair situation, won’t matter one bit.

On the other hand, if a man feels that if he wants to do something more to hide the baldness and it gives him more confidence then why not? Women have always boosted their looks and the amount of women with hair extensions means that there shouldn’t be one rule for one sex, should there?

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Corinne Mills

Corinne Mills is the Joint Managing Director of Personal Career Management, she is a career coach, trained in workplace counselling and NLP with 15 years career management experience. Corinne is a Fellow of the CIPD and ex Chair for the CIPD Chiltern Branch. Her background is as a Senior HR Manager with a MA in Human Resources (MCIPD), Corinne is the author of the UK's no 1 best-selling CV book "You're Hired! How to write a brilliant CV" and 'Career Coach'.

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