As news of Romney’s new sidekick, Paul Ryan, hit the airwaves, computer screens, and flat screens, people began to formulate their opinions on the guy. But the person I happened to be sitting next to during Romney’s announcement responded with, “wow, he has good hair”.
Usually I’m not one to care about a politician’s hair, but I did take a moment to reflect on the comment and had a small epiphany. If I were a guy, I’d love to have that hair. It was full, sleek and modern; he indeed does have great hair. I’m obviously not the only one, as the force behind paulryanispretty.blogspot.com can attest to the same.
Some would disagree. The recently created Twitter handle, @paulryanshair, has a lot to say about how awful they think it is. All joking aside, I believe there is a group out there who may actually wonder how he got such nice hair.
The Widow’s Peak
This man has a perfectly symmetrical widow’s peak, the area where a ‘V’ forms along his hairline between the eyes. I thought I’d investigate this ‘widow’s peak’ phenomena a bit further. Wikipedia has a very thorough explanation, along with a picture that reads ‘ Man With Widow’s Peak ‘ underneath. And do you know who is in that picture? Paul Ryan. What a strange coincidence.
How He Does It
- Genetically speaking, Paul Ryan has thick hair that is bald resistant. That’s just luck.
- See that slight shine in the camera? That’s not a halo. Paul Ryan uses some serious product. Some great products to use in your hair for this shine include Jonathan’s Dirt , Redken’s Polish Up Pomade, or American Crew’s Pomade.
- He has a great barber doing what appears to be a gradual fade on the sides and back, and a wee bit longer on top – ask for it at your local barber shop. Pretty soon, though, you might just be able to ask for ‘The Paul Ryan’ cut.
Does It Matter?
The question that I find myself asking is this. People who are good looking, have facial symmetry and great hair tend to get jobs faster, higher pay and more attention (at least that’s what I have gathered watching various stories on 20/20 over the years). Will the Romney/Ryan duo gain some traction because of that amazing hair? This article gives Paul Ryan a leg up, comparing him to the former President John F. Kennedy and discusses the ‘likeability’ factor.
What do you think about his hair, yay or nay? Will it be the next thing guys are asking for at their local barbershop? What’s the importance of appearance in this running mate choice for Romney? Or is it all just silliness?
Mel B. is a Yahoo! Shine Beauty Guru, a writer of all things beauty, and Founder of www.AskASalon.com, where Beauty Pro’s connect, network, and answer questions for savvy women wanting the best beauty information. When she’s not working, you’ll find her hanging with her family in Pacifica, CA, or just contemplating life with walks along the beach, typically with a hardcore energy drink in hand. Email her at [email protected]