I'm sorry for all the off-topic responses to your post. Gasp -- maybe you're not "experienced" enough for this website. (If my reply were to resemble the others, this is where I'd add some completely irrelevant remark that's more about me and my particularities then about your question.)
Your basic idea of "stripping down and building up" is shared by a lot of dominants, real or "fantasy"-based. BDSM is all about contradictions, including the contradiction of excess desire, realizing it and living with it. Very few submissives are capable of taking the plunge and living "in the lifestyle" 24/7, whether they have the opportunity or not, and even though they might often fantasize about it. Some do.
Given that BDSM is, again, an excessive desire, you don't get more "points" for a 24/7 relationship than for the more common weekend-warrior variation; similarly, having a whole host of weekend-warrior Boy-Scout badges doesn't make you an expert on BDSM relationships.
I think shaving a submissive's head would be very psychologically powerful. I would personally love to have the opportunity. Also, I doubt personally doubt a shaved head would preclude a decent job. Maybe if you're financially successful enough, you can remove your submissive from the top-down job market. That's the sad underlying current -- most 'slaves' are in fact slaves, just not to their significant others! I suspect that a formal study would reveal that BDSM psychology occurs most readily in countries like the U.S. (I'm from the U.S.) that lack a proper social security net and that possess a highly polarized income distribution. Given a BDSM context, "trickle down" economics takes on its true face!.........