Shave Your Head?! 5 Reasons To Get A Buzz Cut | The StyleJumper Collab

Shave Your Head?! 5 Reasons To Get A Buzz Cut | The StyleJumper Collab

August 19, 2019 100 By Peter Engel


5 Reasons Every Man Should Shave His Head [0:00:00] Antonio: All right, gentlemen. In today’s video, we’re talking about 5
reasons that every man should consider shaving his head. I’ve got Ihsaan of the Style Jumper here
with me. And I went through Marine Corps boot camp. They shaved my head. Ihsaan, I hear you’re in the navy and you
had a similar experience. Ihsaan: I did, but I shaved my head before
I got there because I did not wanna get butchered in there. Antonio: And let’s talk about the transition
that happens. You go in as this scared civilian. And within a matter of days, you’ve got the
mindset that, yeah, I’m gonna be training to be this skilled— this warrior— and
the shaved head is a huge part of this. Ihsaan: It is because everyone gets their
head shaved. And so, what happens is it’s the equalizer. We’re all in one accord. We all have a one mission to accomplish. And that bald head signifies that you’re making
a transformation. Antonio: So, let’s talk about the first reason
that every man should consider shaving his head, is association. Let’s go ahead and list out some bad assess
throughout history that have had shaved heads. So, I’m gonna start this off. Jason Statham. Ihsaan: Gandhi. Antonio: Sam Jackson. Ihsaan: The Rock. Antonio: Jeff Bezos. Ihsaan: Vin Diesel, Bruce Willis. Antonio: Patrick Stewart. Ihsaan: Mike Tyson. Antonio: And let’s round this out with the
guy that made bald heads cool and that is Michael Jordan. Let’s talk about this. Michael Jordan shows up and this guy just
went on a rampage throughout the NBA and is still in my opinion construed to be the greatest
NBA player of all time. Ihsaan: Absolutely. He made bald heads cool, Antonio, and every
kid— They had their parent just go ahead and shave their heads bald because Jordan
had it. And so, you wanted to be as cool. You’re either gonna wear your sneakers or
rock the haircut. Antonio: Next up, we’ve got boldness. And Ihsaan, tell me about this. I mean, every day you shave your head now,
but it’s something that when you first did it this was a bold step. Right? Ihsaan: I needed to shave my head because
I didn’t wanna have stubble and I was losing my hair. So, I had to commit to that and be bold to
make that statement because it’s a huge risk in most guys’ mind to cut their hair off. Right? Antonio: Yeah. Ihsaan: So, by shaving, I’m committed to having
my head shaved because you can’t go back immediately once you shave your head. Antonio: Now, one of the issues with being
bold is some people are gonna like your decision, some people are not going to like your decision,
but I think that that’s always a better place to be. On an extreme and where you get a reaction. Ihsaan: That person can either like or dislike
it. As long as you like it, that’s what’s most
important. Antonio: Next up, gents, let’s talk about
the science of what goes on when you shave your head. So, there’s a 2012 study out of the Journal
of Social Psychological and Personality Science. And what they found is that bald men were
rated as being 13% more dominant, 6% more confident, 10% more masculine, an inch taller,
13% stronger, nearly 4 years older. All right, gents, so all those numbers look
pretty good to me especially the ones about looking stronger, more dominant. Ihsaan, what do you think? Ihsaan: I think those numbers are great, but
there’s one that I absolutely disagree with, Antonio. Antonio: What’s that? Ihsaan: Is the 4 years older. Antonio: Okay. Ihsaan: I don’t believe it. For me, I’ve been told that I look a lot younger
with the bald head. Antonio: Deeper into this study, they showed
that the weakest hairstyle a man can have is thinning hair on top. Ihsaan: You’re already paranoid if you’re
thinning. Antonio: Yeah. Ihsaan: You’re worrying about what people
are saying. Are they looking at my spot? Is it in the back? Is it in the top of my head? Did I put my head down? So, if you just shave it, you don’t have
to worry about it anymore. It’s done. Antonio: The next reason that every man should
consider shaving his head is the reinvention that happens whenever you go through this
process. So, when you shave your head, you look at
yourself in the mirror, you’re looking at a new man and this is a time for you to be
able to start over from your wardrobe to your body. And let’s talk about that. So, with your wardrobe, there are pieces that
you can bring in as a shaved— as a man with a shaved head that you really can’t pull off
as well if you’ve got a full head of hair. Ihsaan: I would agree and that #1 accessory
would be a hat. Wearing a hat, you’re gonna cover your hair. You’re gonna protect your head, #1. But also, it’s going to give you some variation. Antonio: And I wanna stress that it’s functional
like you’re putting the hat on so you don’t get sunburned there and all of a sudden you
get into the world of hats. Another thing about you, Ihsaan, not everyone
knows is you started off as a personal trainer. Ihsaan: Yup. Yeah. Antonio: And so, when you shaved your head,
all of a sudden more attention in on the body. Ihsaan: It gives you something else to focus
on. So, reconditioning your body and reinventing
what you look like because all those years you have been thinking of yourself with that
hair. So, by working on your body, it’s gonna mold
you, it’s going to shape you, it’s going to create some new disciplines, and you’re
gonna feel more confident. Antonio: She may miss running her hands through
your hair, but she’s not gonna— You know, all of a sudden you bring in those guns right
there. She’s not gonna miss running her hands up
and down— Ihsaan: Oh, she’s not gonna miss those guns,
Antonio, for sure. Antonio: Next up, gents, let’s talk about
the importance of facial hair when you shave your head. Ihsaan? Ihsaan: So, Antonio, everything’s changed. Right. So, before, you had a head full of hair and
now you don’t. So, adding facial hair gives another point
to focus on you as well as you can shape the way your face is structured by shaping your
beard. And right now, beards are really popular. So, it gives you another notch on being cool. Antonio: Next up, let’s talk about maturity. [0:05:00] So if your hair is thinning out and you decide
to shape it, guys, you’re making a conscious decision to say goodbye to that hair. You are saying, “You know what? I am accepting this.” This is a mature decision. Now, Ihsaan, you had to make this decision
actually relatively young. How old were you when you decided to actually
make the full transition? Ihsaan: I was about 32 years old when I decided
I needed to cut my hair because I was really self-conscious. Antonio: And what was going on? You had a bald spot on the front? Ihsaan: I was thinning in the top. Antonio: Okay. Ihsaan: And so, when we talked about the navy,
all I dreamed about was growing a big head of dreadlocks. And so, finally, I’m out of the military. I started living my life and I started thinning. So then, I started thinking about my career. Okay. What’s more important? You kinda leave away the vanity because really
just the hair to some degree is vanity. Right? So, it was a vanity play. So, I had to move forward with my life, start
thinking about my career, start thinking about what type of attributes that I’m going to
be able to provide for my wife, for my family, and my career. So, those things began to be more important,
who I am from the inside out versus the outside in. Antonio: All right, guys. Now, it’s your turn. I wanna hear for you down in the comments
and I know many of you guys are gonna say, “Antonio, you need to shave your head.” If you wanna see what I looked like when I
had a shaved head, just type in The Rock. Actually, we looked very similar. You know, our bodies and the whole shape there. But yeah, I’m not going for a shaved head. I like my locks. And right now, I’m not thinning out. But if it happens, I promise you guys at some
point I will go for the shaved look. [0:06:27] End of Audio