Most men worry about hair loss. Whether it’s medical or hereditary, a sparser scalp can sap your self-confidence, even though there are plenty of reasons to embrace the baldness. Fortunately, there’s now scientific back-up for guys who celebrate the slap head, courtesy of Dr. Frank Muscarella at Florida’s Barry University. He says it gives you sex appeal.

The psychologist asked participants to rate photos of men in four areas: physical attractiveness, aggression, appeasement and social maturity. Traits like honesty, social status and intelligence all factored into these choices and balder men came out on top in the smarts, dominance and sex appeal contests. Think less Lord Voldemort, more Jason Statham.

So for anyone considering a transplant, turns out you can still bring sexy back without a full head of hair. Pass us the clippers.