Nearly four in 10 American men have experimented with their looks during the pandemic

Bald is beautiful: Over half of men have shaved their hair off completely after receiving the worst haircut of their lives during the pandemic, according to new research. The survey of 2,000 American men found 45% of them have experienced a bad haircut in the last year, and 57% of them hated it so much, they took drastic measures by buzzing it all off. Forty-two percent of respondents took advantage of their time off during quarantine by experimenting with their looks, which included trying different hairstyles (61%), new clothing styles (52%) and growing out their beards (40%). Four out of five (82%) deemed their experiments successful and said they'll keep their new makeover post-pandemic. Commissioned by GAINSWave and conducted by OnePoll, the study also revealed two in three men had moments in their lives that made them feel insecure about themselves. Some insecurities that men have endured are weight gain (46%), quality of life (41%) and sexual performance (37%). Others said they felt insecure in areas such as hygiene, sexual and gender identity, and social anxiety.