I have this ritual: Every year and a half, I shave my head with the Remington Shortcut Pro. I keep it that way for a couple of months, then I grow my hair back out. I have been routinely doing this since I was 21 years old.
Typically the response I get from people who have never seen me without hair is this: “Whoa! What did you do to your hair?… Actually, though… You can pull it off. It looks good on you.”
However, I know the secret:
The moment you shave off all your hair is the moment you have what it takes; that’s the moment you can pull it off.
It’s less how about a man looks with his hair shaved off and more about the idea it conveys:
“I am a man who is brave enough to base my identity completely apart from my hair.”
In other words, it’s announcing to the world that my hair is not part of my confidence. I say it’s silly and juvenile for a man to base any of his confidence in his hair, knowing that most men experience male pattern baldness at some point in their life.
And then once you had a beard to the equation, it sends that much more of a subliminal message of confidence out to the masses.
A man who rocks the bald head and the full beard is the man who broadcasts his masculinity.
As Mario Joyner pointed out in a recent episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, the beard is the one last thing that men still exclusively have.
There has never been a better time for men to shave off all their hair and grow their beards.
It takes a confident man, even a brave man, to shave off his hair.
So if you’re considering making that leap of masculinity, I highly recommend the Remington Shortcut Pro, as demonstrating in the video at the top of this article.
With nearly 5,000 subscribers on my YouTube channel devoted to men’s hair loss, it was like receiving a compliment when Brb Hair Loss Shampoo reached out to me and asked if I would like to try a bottle of their product, to mention in one of my videos.
I instantly replied with a more grandiose proposal:
“How about you keep me supplied with your shampoo, and I’ll make at least one video per month to document whether it is helping reverse my male pattern baldness?”
It was a match made in hair loss heaven.
So today, coinciding with the official American launch of the Thai brand hair loss shampoo, Brb, I now present to you the “before” photos.
My plan is to document the next 9 months of my journey on my YouTube channel, as 9 months is the span of time in which most users find positive results.
Something that I particularly appreciate about Brb is the ingredients consistent of natural extracts native to one of my most favorite countries in the world: Thailand.
While I don’t judge any man for choosing to use the products of Big Pharma like Propecia or Rogaine, I personally prefer natural products instead of chemicals. I feel the BRB is an obvious extension of my own brand as one of YouTube’s most popular hair loss channels.
If you are interested in joining me on my journey, you can actually purchase BRB at a discounted rate, thanks to an exclusive promo code; which is simply my last name:
Just click this link to place Brb Hair Loss Shampoo in your cart, then type in Shell where it says “Enter a promo code” in order to receive an exclusive 10% discount.
I think this will be a pretty cool public experiment. Each month, I promise to make at least one video showing what my hair looks like, after each new month of faithfully using BRB shampoo.
Yes. I am the human guinea pig and I am inviting the entire world to watch.
I love not having to think about going to get a haircut every 4 weeks, or having to pay for a haircut, or having to spend the time to get a haircut, or having to wonder if my hair is messed up after walking outside in the wind.
The zero guard buzz cut served as a perfect outward representation of how I feel on the inside.
Even though I can still grow hair, I personally prefer the look and feel of no hair.
In my opinion, the buzz version of me with the zero guard buzz cut is when I also have a 2 week-old beard:
I even wrote a cool original song about how great it is to buzz off your hair:
So if you’re considering trying out the buzz cut look, let me tell you about a must-have that I finally discovered here at the end of my 90 days of baldness:
I was so tired of having to deal with hair, that in the likeness of Pedro on the movie Napoleon Dynamite, I just grabbed a pair of clippers and buzzed it all off. (And I have yet to regret my decision!)
So as a consolation, Boardroom Salon for Men offered to give me a haircut after I returned from my Florida trip. The funny thing was, with me having already buzzed off my hair, there wasn’t much left to cut.
However, on my most popular YouTube channel which happens to focus on men’s hair, many of my nearly 4,000 subscribers had been asking me to shave off all my hair with a razor. I didn’t want to do it myself because I saw it as too much trouble.
So as you can imagine, Boardroom Salon for Men was happy to engage my YouTube audience, as I made a video chronicling the epic event.
Here is the video I made featuring my visit. I admit, I am especially proud of the jingle I wrote for Boardroom Salon for Men, in Nashville on West End.
It is one of the most liberating experiences for a man to shave off all his hair; though I imagine many men, especially for those who can still grow hair, fear such an extreme change.
Not me. I love it.
And I think this speaks to the concept of a classy barbershop like Boardroom Salon For Men: That when it comes to men’s hair, choosing to go completely bald these days is just relevant as maintaining a traditional hairstyle.
Nationwide, there are 30 locations for Boardroom Salon for Men; across Texas, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Georgia. If you’re interested in visiting the new location I visited, which is right across the street from Nashville’s famous Parthenon, here’s the address:
2505 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203
I am very pleased with my visit. I also feel honored to be have been sought out as one of YouTube’s most popular “men’s hair” hosts in America.
And yes, I totally get the layers of irony: I run a popular YouTube channel about men’s hair, though I choose not to have any hair, and then I get approached by Boardroom Salon for Men.
Either way, I am proud to serve as a spokesman.
* Since 2004, Boardroom Salon for Men has been the place where men get ready.
* Boardroom pioneered the concept of luxury salons for men when the industry was yet to exist.
* What started as an idea to build a single salon has now grown to 30 locations across Texas, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Georgia.
* Boardroom currently has two locations in Tennessee, including Brentwood at CityPark and here in Nashville at West End that opened recently.
* Brentwood-CityPark: 7010 Executive Center Drive, Suite 104, Brentwood, TN 37207
* Nashville-West End: 2505 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203
* Boardroom Salon for Men was created to provide the ultimate relaxed grooming experience for men.
* Clients enjoy salon and spa services in an elegant, country club environment that features oversized leather chairs, a pool table, a chessboard and a great vibe.
* A complimentary beverage is also provided with each service.
* Boardroom clients have the opportunity to purchase an Annual Membership, which provides members the freedom of unlimited haircuts, plus 10 percent off all other services and products for one year.
* Boardroom also recently launched a Head Shave Membership: