This looks a bit like me but isn't. : )
My parents actually paid me to wear my helmet when I was a kid. I was too concerned about being cool to worry about my personal safety. Nowadays I don't mind wearing a helmet in the same way that I'm happy to wear a cagoule when it rains. I suppose it's to do with being all grown up.
Have you heard of Yakkay helmets? Set to be the new big thing in the cycling world, the base helmet is fitted to your individual head shape. Then there are a variety of covers for different looks: the Luzern, the Cambridge, the Paris and the Tokyo. Perfect for cosmopolitan cruising.
The helmet base before any styling