Is Shaving Your Head the Best Solution for Hair Loss?

Is Shaving Your Head the Best Solution for Hair Loss?
Tommy T.
Tommy T.

Scalp Micropigmentation Practitioner
Buffalo, NY

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If you’re dealing with hair loss for an extended time now, you may be considering shaving your head as a possible solution. And while some individuals can rock a completely bald look with confidence and style, others may prefer to explore other options that can provide a frame to their face and have a natural-looking appearance.

At Elegant SMP, we specialize in scalp micropigmentation, a revolutionary hair loss treatment that offers a versatile solution for men and women dealing with various forms of hair loss. In this article, we will explore the question of whether shaving your head is the best solution for hair loss and examine the advantages and considerations of SMP.

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Is Shaving Your Head the Best Solution for Hair Loss?

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Understanding Hair Loss

Hair loss affects nearly two-thirds of men by the time they reach 50. And unfortunately for the 25% of balding men out there, they’ll experience some sort of hair loss before they’re old enough to buy beer at the tender age of 21 (in the United States anyways). There are several causes of hair loss, including genetics, hormonal changes, poor nutrition, and stress. Additionally, some medications and medical conditions can result in hair thinning or bald spots. Before deciding to shave your head, it’s crucial to determine the underlying cause of your hair loss and consider the available options for treatment.

The Benefits of Shaving Your Head

If you’re considering shaving your head to address hair loss, some advantages come with this decision:

Hiding Hair Loss: By choosing a completely bald look, you can effectively conceal your hair loss or thinning hair. This option can provide a more aesthetically pleasing appearance compared to attempting to cover up bald spots with remaining hair. It is definitely a bold move and shows that you’re taking control of your hair loss instead of the other way around.

Easy and Low Maintenance: Opting for a bald shave requires minimal maintenance. Unlike managing traditional hairstyles, you won’t need to worry about styling products, conditioners, or shampoos. You’ll save a lot of money and trips to the barber by shaving your own head, check out our best clippers recommendations for bald heads.

However, it’s important to note that shaving your head requires a certain look and some confidence to pull it off. A scalp micropigmentation treatment can be an excellent alternative for those who aren’t quite comfortable rocking that completely bald look.

Scalp Micropigmentation and Shaving

Contrary to popular belief, shaving is not always necessary for scalp micropigmentation (SMP). Each client’s needs and desired outcomes vary, and shaving is determined by factors such as the extent of hair loss, the desired result, and the available solutions.

SMP involves tattooing the scalp with tiny dots that mimic natural hair follicles. The result is a natural-looking buzz cut that gives the illusion that you have a 5 o’clock shadow or short stubble look.

The good news is that SMP is compatible with various hairstyles, including the buzz/shaved head. For individuals who prefer the short hair stubble look, the treatment can be used to recreate a natural hairline and fill in gaps caused by hair loss. Just make sure that you’re shaving down your head every 2-4 days or else you’ll give away the secret.

The Cultural Significance of Hairlines

Hairlines have long been part of physiognomy, the ancient art of reading people’s character and destiny through their facial features. Hairlines hold cultural significance and can vary depending on different cultures and time periods. For example, in ancient Egypt, a high forehead was considered a sign of intelligence, while in ancient Greece, a low hairline was considered a sign of beauty.

In modern times, hairlines are associated with youthfulness and attractiveness, correlating to confidence and an overall sense of well-being. For individuals experiencing various forms of hair loss due to age or other factors, SMP can effectively restore their hairline and confidence.

Choosing the Best Solution

When considering whether to shave your head and have a clean bald look vs. opting for SMP, several factors come into play, such as the extent of hair loss, the location of the bald spots, and your desired outcome. If you’re unsure which option is right for you, it’s essential to consult with an experienced practitioner. And if you’re curious whether it’s time to shave it off or not, here are 6 ways to know if you’ll look handsome rocking that bald look.

Scalp Micropigmentation at Elegant SMP

At Elegant SMP, we pride ourselves on providing the highest level of quality and care for our clients dealing with hair loss. Our team of experienced practitioners utilizes the latest techniques and tools to create a perfect match between your natural hair color and the SMP treatment.

Our premier clinic is located in Buffalo, NY, offering full-service solutions for balding, transplant scars, thinning hair, and other forms of hair loss. We prioritize our clients’ satisfaction and well-being, offering personalized attention and support throughout the treatment process. And while you’re making a trip to our unique city, make sure to check out our recommended places to visit.


In your decision “to shave or not to shave” your head, it’s essential to weigh the benefits and considerations of each option and determine the best solution for your specific circumstances. At Elegant SMP, we offer the most natural-looking and undetectable SMP treatment available. For most people, the decision to shave it down and getting SMP to restore the hairline is a huge improvement. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and explore the possibilities of scalp micropigmentation for your hair loss.

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About Us:

Elegant Scalp Micropigmentation was founded in Buffalo, NY with the goal of providing clients with a compassionate and understanding atmosphere for their hair loss troubles. We’ve been through it ourselves and at Elegant SMP, are devoted to providing our customers with the knowledge and confidence they need to make a well-informed decision about their SMP treatment plan. 

It is our pleasure to offer our premium SMP services that will unveil a rejuvenated, true version of yourself. With our continued dedication to perfecting this craft, we aim to help our clients rediscover their confidence and enjoy a renewed sense of self-esteem.

What our customers are saying

vamshi krishnavamshi krishna
23:17 28 Jan 23
I recently had a consultation with Tommy, and I was impressed with his professionalism. He spoke clearly and answered all of my questions about the procedure and Pre and Post-care instructions. I had a positive experience and I am looking forward to getting my SMP done with Tommy and I would highly recommend him to others.
Kendall VelardeKendall Velarde
14:38 16 Jan 23
Great guy and very professional!! Highly recommended!!
jason velasquezjason velasquez
18:08 02 Jan 23
Talking with Tommy was great! He was very professional, and informative with all the questions I had.
Michael MarinoMichael Marino
03:18 23 Dec 22
Tommy provided me with a image of how I would look with SMP his service was awesome, simple and quick id recommend Tommy’a website to anyone wanting to see what they look like with SMP
Amazing professional that really takes the time to answer questions or concerns and does great work!
Matt T.
Matt T.
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Elegant SMP is the place to get your scalp micropigmentation if you are interested in quality technique. Not all SMP is the same and your practitioner's training really does matter. For me, understanding how my artist could achieve an authentic looking hairline was very important, and very few SMP artists have the training to achieve that. Tommy at Elegant SMP is a true professional who understands how to get a natural looking result that is difficult to replicate - which is a true testament to his training. My SMP results exceeded my expectations and I would recommend Elegant SMP to anyone who is interested in getting the highest quality work the first time, or repairing SMP work that missed the mark.
Jason V.
Jason V.
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I knew from the consultation with Tommy that he was a genuinely good guy. Their professionalism is top-notch and the work he does is amazing! I can't stop looking at my hairline and just how natural it looks. I'm 100 % satisfied with the results and highly recommend his services!
Eric B.
Eric B.
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I just finished my third session with Tommy over at elegant smp. He did a great job and was extremely professional. His attention to detail was amazing giving me the desired look I was going for. I would highly recommend his services for anyone looking to have this procedure done. Everything about the experience was pleasant and stress free.

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