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Offline Arty Chris

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Went bald yesterday... woke up this morning...
« on: May 11, 2011, 07:56:08 AM »
So, after around 4 years of debating this issue, I finally had my hair chopped yesterday.

I woke up this morning and though "Oh God... What have I done!!"

That said, I don't think I'd put the pony tail back even if I could, I just think it's going to take a little time to get used to...

I find that I feel a bit scared to see my friends, and as for going back to work...  It'll be interesting!

One thing I have noticed though is that, as I did have a bit of a rubbish hair cut, people did look... (pony tail and bald on top, not the best look!) and now that doesn't seem to happen...  

Just a couple of random thoughts there, I guess I want to get my insecurities out a bit. I am sure I'll grow into the look (It's shaved as close as my barber could do it, rather then sly, that'll come though...) I see the photo's of all the guys on this site and think "Wow! They look so cool!" ... Just not feeling to cool myself right now.

Take care guys...


« Last Edit: May 11, 2011, 07:58:09 AM by Arty Chris »



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Re: Went bald yesterday... woke up this morning...
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2011, 08:37:08 AM »
Welcome to SBG, Arty.

We're always our own worst critics, aren't we? If sly looks cool on other guys, you can rest assured that it looks just as cool on you.

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Re: Went bald yesterday... woke up this morning...
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2011, 08:37:39 AM »
Post a pic up Bro. Let's take a look. Before & after.

Bald with a pony tail will get many more stares than a cleanly scraped noggin.
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Re: Went bald yesterday... woke up this morning...
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2011, 08:44:04 AM »
Welcome. Like all things new, it takes a bit of getting used to. That's why the 30-day challenge is there.

The best part about dealing with friends reactions is getting past focusing on 'the look' to touching on what you are comfortable with and why. You might feel a bit awkward and unsure, but people realise that you deliberately chose to do a fairly bold thing, and that there must be some reason for your decision. In various ways they respect that, whether they like it or think it strange.

Don't avoid your friends or be awkward around them, meet them with a smile, and be amazed at the reactions you get (good and weird!!). Have fun.

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Re: Went bald yesterday... woke up this morning...
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2011, 09:21:51 AM »
Thanks already guys! I really appreciate it...

I'm getting some pics done tonight, and will post them then...

Actually, I can't believe how much you've helped already! Wow!

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Re: Went bald yesterday... woke up this morning...
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2011, 12:21:05 PM »
One friend of mine has his barber wet shave his noggin with a straight razor every Saturday morning and then he gets a massage right after.  It's a "for men" kind of spa.  Licensed barbers, Nationally Certified Massage Therapists.  He swears he's seen everyone from his mailman to the mayor in the place.
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Re: Went bald yesterday... woke up this morning...
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2011, 04:15:00 PM »
Thanks for all the support guys, it's really appreciated (and needed!)

So here's what it looks like...

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Re: Went bald yesterday... woke up this morning...
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2011, 04:26:21 PM »
Chris!!! Looks GREAT!!!

Now it’s time to find your shaving routine over the next 30 days. This forum has a plethora of information regarding the shaving routine.

Here’s a thread to get you started. http://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/index.php?topic=923.0

And of course, we are all here to help you out and answer questions. Give it 30 days and I think you will find a whole new you…SLY.

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Re: Went bald yesterday... woke up this morning...
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2011, 04:36:49 PM »
Thanks FR8TRAIN, that so good to hear!

Certainly need to think about the shaving routine... it was so easy before... a bit of shampoo, brush it and tie it back... there's a bit more to the upkeep of this...

I think for me the acid test is going to be going to work on friday and having a hundred people all at one see the new me! (Well, that and the date I have lined up... :)  )

Thanks again guys!

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Re: Went bald yesterday... woke up this morning...
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2011, 04:47:56 PM »
You make that look GOOD.  Not as good as me, but good.
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Re: Went bald yesterday... woke up this morning...
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2011, 05:04:07 PM »
Yup, as I suspected, you look just as cool as anyone else here!

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Re: Went bald yesterday... woke up this morning...
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2011, 06:11:04 PM »
Thanks FR8TRAIN, that so good to hear!

Certainly need to think about the shaving routine... it was so easy before... a bit of shampoo, brush it and tie it back... there's a bit more to the upkeep of this...

I think for me the acid test is going to be going to work on friday and having a hundred people all at one see the new me! (Well, that and the date I have lined up... :)  )

Thanks again guys!

The upkeep on the SLY look is no more than the upkeep of your goatee Chris. You're gonna rock Friday! Let them see the new you. The new look, the new attitude, confidence and don't forget to let your date rub you smooth noggin. O0
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Re: Went bald yesterday... woke up this morning...
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2011, 06:35:30 PM »
Thanks for all the support guys, it's really appreciated (and needed!)

So here's what it looks like...

You look cool to me!

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Re: Went bald yesterday... woke up this morning...
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2011, 06:42:18 PM »
There are guys here that are happy as heck with their look and they don't look any better than you do. It looks very natural.
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Re: Went bald yesterday... woke up this morning...
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2011, 01:12:13 AM »
welcome! good work.

 



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