Is the comb-over dead and gone?


Fashions in male hairstyles come and go. The fifties were a time of grease, side-partings and the swept back look. The Beatles and the hippies came along in the sixties and made long hair the in-thing. While the seventies introduced the rats-tail and the mullet, the eighties was the decade for big hair. The nineties and the early years of the millennium celebrated the shaven head and real hairdressing for men but there has been one male hairstyle that seems to be present in whichever decade you are in…

But then it is unlikely you are going to be calling it fashionable…

The comb-over is a strange old hairstyle which has survived being permanently out of style since its very conception. It began as a do-it-yourself makeover for hiding away those thinning locks and in its early days it seems to have gained a great deal of acceptance.

Perhaps acceptance is the wrong word…

It grew up not as a means to be stylish and attract the opposite sex but as a means to an end – to send the message “I am not losing my hair”. This tended to be as efficient as teaching a goldfish to do the Argentine Tango. It’s very presence seems to speak in volumes: “I am losing my hair and I am desperate.”

It never has worked. It has never been one of the chief elements that is likely to turn a woman on. So why has it continued to be used? Why do men continue to use it even after seeing Rab C. Nesbitt having his photograph taken?

The mind boggles.

But the fact of the matter is, it was never meant to be a fashion statement. It is only over the last few decades that men have been expected to really perfect the appearance. It is used by men now who sub-consciously want to look their best but can’t really be bothered to put any energy into it. Either that or they are delusional, don’t own mirrors, or both.

However, there is the modern man who does not believe in this over-preening. He is more likely to have a traditional view on life where only the female is ruled by having to look after their appearance every second of the day. He is stubborn and confident and expects people to accept him exactly as he is. And in a high wind he looks a right mess…

The last few years have seen great moves forward in treatments and cures for hair loss. There is no longer the need to suffer in silence with thinning hair. Micro Pigmentation is not a cure but it allows you to hide it, look ten years younger and be in fashion all at the same time.

…and you don’t have to worry about the wind…

Skalp™ Micro Pigmentation offers a great service for people struggling with hair loss or who just want to join the bald fashion trend and look their very best. Trained practitioners apply pigments to the scalp so it appears as if you have a full head of hair – but cut fashionably short. We are going global fast and have recently opened a clinic in New York US.

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