Since when did hair loss equate to a drop in potential revenue?
While many people might not see the connection between balding and profitability, a web developer for a U.S. contact software company told Main Street’s S.Z. Berg that he lost a fifth of his contacts—mostly from the cosmetics or hair care companies–as soon as he started losing hair. Thankfully, after receiving hair transplants, the ‘curse’ was lifted, and the trend was reversed.
Baldness has a history of affecting outcomes in the field of business and employment. In a live interview by the Huffington Post in 2013, John Capps, founder of the Bald-Headed Men of America, shared his experience as a youth looking for a job. Capps was denied a job in Atlanta because the company did “not have room for a bald head.”