Janet went on and on about this unfortunate styling choice. You’ve seen it – balding men grow their hair long on one side, then flip it over the top of their heads to conceal their baldness.
Yes, the overgrowth of hair covers the bare dome, but it’s an obvious subterfuge. It’s ineffective, and it’s often the source of much joking.
Thanks for the blog idea, Janet. The next morning, I arrived at the office, fired up my computer, and started writing. After clacking out a few hundred words, it dawned on me: Who am I to tell men not wear comb-overs?
I wouldn’t dream of using this forum to tell women to abandon a hairstyle that makes them feel better about themselves. So how dare I use it against men with comb-overs?
Maybe instead of saying don’t do it, I should assist them in their mission. Hey, men, here’s a great gel that will help keep your comb-over in place!
Biotera Volumizing Spray Gel. It gives medium hold and even adds some volume. You can use it on wet hair after you shower, or dry hair anytime. Sweet!
There it is. I just recommended an excellent gel that’ll even help with comb-overs. No, I never expected to find myself doing that.
Our mission is to offer the right products to help women – and men – achieve the look they want. Perhaps even when it’s the much maligned comb-over.
So I ran this idea by my editor, Lindsey. She said she understands my point. But another colleague, Jennifer, objected. Jennifer told me that all men with comb-overs must be aggressively discouraged from continuing the practice. And she said I should ask women why they allow their men to wear comb-overs.
Where do you stand?
Should we support beauty decisions like comb-overs? Or should we spread our scorn and insist that all men get an honest haircut?
Click on “comments” near the top of this page to let me know. I’m waiting!