i'm 22, and my hairline is receding. i've always taken advantage of my big bushy jewish dark brown locks. my hair has always been worn really shaggy and messy and the girls love it. i'm coming to a point where the look i've always had is withering away and i'm at a crossroad between keeping it the way it is (long) and trying to style it in a way that looks respectable or just shaving it all off, not bald bald, but just really short. my girlfriend calls this hair style "the italian" because she noticed the men in italy who go bald, do it really gracefully with a very short buzz cut. in the past my solution to hair getting too long was just to cut it short, but now short would just expose my rapidly receding hairline and i'd look all sorts of funky for my age. i feel as if my head shape is strange, but perhaps everybody feels that way about themselves. i do lack a pronounced chin, and my head is longer than rounder. here's a photo of me with short hair when i could easily cover up recession (short for me) http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/17280_460506495149_604175149_11091949_5936493_n.jpg am i a candidate for a shaved head?