A good buddy of mine was balding big time on top. he just ignored his thinning hair and let it grow into a big mess.
We were leaving a bar one night and his scalp was really shining through his thinning mess of hair as he walked by a lit lamppost. I told him he had a bozo clown effect going. At that point it kinda sunk in that he was losing it. Eventually he agreed to let me buzz his hair after seeing me with my shaved head. I took the clippers and took it down really short. By my surprise, he agreed to let me shave his head. He thought it was hillarious. (maybe it was the beer??)
He didn't keep it. He grew his hair back out a bit and decided to keep a very tight buzzcut. But at least he experienced a shaved head, had a good bonding moment. But most importantly, he finally embraced his baldness and keeps it short and neat. He looks a lot better with it short.
I'm still working on another buddy of mine! I think I'll have him convinced by summer.
Good times! And keep it sly.