Lifestyle Style Over 40 Percent of American Men Experimented with Their Look Last Year, Survey Finds Of those who changed up their style, over 80% plan to keep up the new look post-pandemic By People Staff Published on June 23, 2021 02:32 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: SWNS 2020 brought a lot of change — to everyday life, and apparently, to men's appearances. A survey of 2,000 American men found 45% have experienced a bad haircut in the last year, and 57% of those hated it so much, they took drastic measures by buzzing it all off. Forty-two percent of respondents took advantage of their time off during quarantine by experimenting with their looks, which included trying different hairstyles (61%), new clothing styles (52%) and growing out their beards (40%). Four out of five (82%) deemed their experiments successful and said they'll keep their new makeover post-pandemic. Commissioned by GAINSWave and conducted by OnePoll, the study also revealed two in three men had moments in their lives that made them feel insecure about themselves. RELATED VIDEO: Bobby Bones Reveals His Fiancé Learned How to Do Hair & Makeup So That She Could Work with Him Some insecurities that men have endured are weight gain (46%), quality of life (41%) and sexual performance (37%). Others said they felt insecure in areas such as hygiene, sexual and gender identity, and social anxiety. In the bedroom, over a third (35%) of men struggle to get turned on, and 37% struggle to admit they're having sexual performance issues. Must-See Celebrity Hair Changes Aside from feeling low during sex, four in 10 revealed they compensated for their insecurities on a regular basis since 53% said their self-confidence has been at an all-time low during the lockdown. Men recalled doing anything to feel more secure — from applying homemade acne remedies that failed, to buying new and expensive cars. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free weekly newsletter to get the biggest news of the week delivered to your inbox every Friday. More than half (53%) of men said they want to overcome and embrace their insecurities, but don't know where to start. In good news though, 54% have already started their journey. Overall, 43% of men have taken the past year to reset themselves, and many have changed their diets (56%), improved their mental health (53%) and physical appearance (52%).