Lights, Camera, HAIR! Top 12 Celebrity Hair Transplant Transformations 

In case you’re lacking the inspiration to get a hair transplant, looking up a celebrity hair transplant is the perfect way to go. If you get this surgery, sure a few people would notice and ask you about it. Yet when a celebrity gets it, it’s almost like it’s everyone’s business, even when it’s not.

Although we tend to forget, celebrities are very much like us ordinary human beings who have flaws. Many males and female celebrities lose their hair for one reason or another. Sometimes, it’s just genetics and at other times, it has to do with the more glamorous hairstyles. Here, let’s just take a look at all the celebrities who have had this surgery. 

Why Are Some Celebs Going Bald? 

Understandably, celebs are conscious of the way they look. Although many lead a luxurious lifestyle, they are not far away from being plagued by the problems of us common folks. Hair loss can affect almost anyone and for several reasons. Sometimes it’s iron, vitamin, or protein deficiency. On the other, it could be hair damage due to bleaching and excessive dying.

K-pop idols are most famous for this. You might’ve seen them frequently change their hair colour. While their hair may seem silky smooth, many have reported hair loss. This includes IU, HyeRin, and Mino. Harsh chemicals can peel away the scalp of the skin. With dying being quite popular among celebrities, these problems are quite common. 

Another reason for hair loss among celebrities is traction alopecia. Naomi Campbell, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, and Tyra Banks are just a few names. Tight hairstyles can put the hair under a lot of duress which explains the loss of hair. 

On the other hand, it is a demand of their professions to change hairstyles and colours. But this definitely comes at a cost. North London rapper, Paigey Cakey, got her hair transplant from Longevita after tight hairstyles such as cornrows and deadlocks damaged her scalp. Love Island’s 2017 contestant and model, Simon Searles also found a solution for his hair loss in transplant.

Popular Celebrities Who Had A Hair Transplant

You may, more or less, know about all of them. They are as follows: 

Gordon Ramsay 

The man hasn’t just made a name for himself in the culinary world, with so many reality TV shows under his belt, it’s safe to say that he was a very famous celebrity; someone who has a uniquely “eloquent way with words.” 

However, when Gordon Ramsay had his own hair nightmare, he didn’t wait to get it fixed. While he hasn’t confirmed it himself, it’s quite popularly believed that he had an FUE hair transplant for a shocking £30,000. 

Steve Carrell 

World’s best boss aside, you’ve got to say that silver fox has also got the world’s best hair. However, that wasn’t always the case. In the first season of The Office, Carrell’s hair was visibly thinning, but as the show progressed, so did his hairline. 

And that’s not the kind of cycle that nature forces you to follow when you have pattern baldness. Anyway, some say he changed his hairstyle and others say he had a hair transplant. Some also speculate that hair fibres may have been used. 

Jimmy Carr 

After watching his hair “socially distance” from him Jimmy Carr decided to get a hair transplant. He’s one of those few rare celebrities who didn’t go to great lengths to hide his transformation. In fact, he expressed his intention to get the surgery, even before he had it. His “Elvis quiff” is almost there. We sure love this celebrity hair transplant transformation. 

Jamie Foxx 

The fans of this Academy Award-winning actor have certainly noticed a change in the hairline of the star since 2007. Many photos of him showed that his hairline was clearly receding. But soon, the opposite began to take place. 

This seems like a sign in the direction of nothing but transplant surgery. However, the actor/singer hasn’t said anything about it. Many believe the tattoo on his head to be a camouflage for hair transplant scars.

Rob Brydon 

The Welsh comedian’s hair is beautiful to look at. However, that’s not how it always was. Although Rob Brydon has not confirmed it himself, it’s believed that he had a hair transplant. This is quite evident from his hairline transformation.  

Elon Musk 

The tech giant Elon Musk may be out there trying to conquer Mars and, maybe even, the social media space, but his hair wasn’t on that list. Maybe he would have tried finding a cure for baldness if he were interested in biology. For now, he’s believed to have had the good ol’ hair transplant.

Wayne Rooney 

Known for being honest, Wayne Rooney’s hair transplant was no secret. His reasoning was on point: “I was going bald at 25 why not?” It was as simple as that. And his hair had been a sensitive topic for him, so he went ahead with the surgery. He had two of them and it is believed that he also spent £30,000 on one of them. Well, it was surely worth it! 

Ben Affleck 

Hollywood hunk, Ben Affleck’s hairline has also gone quite some changes over time. It seems to be the job of hair transplant surgery. You can find photos of him on the internet with a receding hairline and bald spots. 

However, if you look at him now, there seems to be no trace of any of those things. That’s a bit weird, right? Because from what we understand, hair loss seems to get worse with ageing. However, he has chosen not to openly share any such news. But we have our suspicions.

David Beckham 

The English footballer, David Beckham, has shown clear signs of male pattern baldness in some of his photos. But then in 2018, he had quite a thick set of hair all of a sudden. That hair is part of the reason why everyone finds him so dashing. We have our suspicions and, no, it’s not a luxurious wig. Rumours are that he has had a hair transplant surgery. 

Lewis Hamilton 

This Formula One champion’s hairline has changed massively over the years. Although he claims that it is only because of good hair care, it seems quite unlikely. According to Hamilton, it was using “hotel soaps” that were making him lose his hair. Now that he has stopped using them, things have gotten back to normal.  

Jaime Laing 

When you get told on TV to get a hair transplant, that kind of thing sticks with you. And so at the age of 29, Jaime Laing had his hair transplant. While it is rare to lose hair in the early 20s or as a teenager, Laing recounts that it started when he was just 19 or 20. His frontal hairline was receding, although not too drastically, so he decided to go with the surgery. 

Louis Walsh

It was back in 2011, at the age of 59 that this X Factor judge and music manager got a hair transplant surgery. It began with some friendly jabs from his co-judge Simon Cowell. He said to Walsh, “You know, you’re starting to lose your hair, dear.” Although he dismissed it in the beginning, he started to notice the veracity of Cowell’s statement.

This led him to spend a whopping £30,000 on hair transplant surgery. Being on the TV can have its perks, but the constant public scrutiny can make anyone feel insecure or uncomfortable with themselves. So, if a hair transplant helps, why not?

Concluding Remarks

The celebrity lifestyle has for long been associated with glamour and high-end fashion. They have to be prepared to face the eye of the camera almost any time of the day. Paparazzi follow them as they walk down the streets. Every moment of their life goes through minute scrutiny. So, for someone browsing through their life on the internet, even the smallest changes can be seen.

Now, a celebrity hair transplant has become quite mainstream. Many openly discuss it. This encourages others to get a hair transplant. Getting this surgery shouldn’t be about what others think. You will look good and feel happier. Celebs who have spoken out about their transplant surgeries have done many others a favour. The procedure is not only popular but also life-changing. Our hair is a huge part of our identity and losing it is more than saddening. So, if you are looking to restore your hair, why wait?

Reviewed and Approved by Dr. Hassan Soueid.

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