Hair Transplants in Celebrities

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It’s a recurring theme in movies and TV shows – men who have visibly aged, many to the point of needing facelifts and skin toning Botox therapy, and yet somehow, they’ve retained the flawless hairline of a 17-year old. People who don’t know about hair transplants, or “plugs” as they’re often called by celebs, might be quick to dismiss the ongoing hype about celebrities paying exuberant amounts to avoid the otherwise inevitable fate of baldness.

The quality and convincingness of hair transplants has increased exponentially along with a rising demand for believable hair replacement services. So just how many male celebrities have hair transplants now, and how common might this procedure be ten years from now?

Confidentiality Clauses and Ever-Growing Portfolios are Hard to Turn Down

There’s no shortage of before and after pictures of famous men who suddenly have full heads of hair after suffering from severe thinning. In fact, bloggers have compiled entire lists of these people who have managed to not only replace their hair but continue on about their careers as if they were never losing it to begin with. The ability to utilise such a service successfully even as a high-profile individual relies upon the confidentiality agreement that all clinics operate by.

Basically, a man never has to worry about his hair replacement provider telling the whole world that he’s got plugs, so people can speculate all they want, but they can never prove it. The fact that celebs are getting away with it left and right under the spotlight of Hollywood, without receiving much backlash at all, certainly provides comfort to the ordinary guy who goes in for a hair transplant.

The New Porcelain Veneers?

The consistently satisfactory results that hair transplants are beginning to provide is giving people the confidence to undergo these procedures at an all-time high. The wave is very similar to the emergence of veneers and advanced cosmetic dentistry that has been responsible for many of the perfect white smiles we’ve become accustomed to seeing on celebrities.

It’s an exciting time to think that it’s possible to largely reverse and correct two of the biggest signs of aging – hair loss and dental issues – with highly reliable success rates and in an increasingly affordable and widely available manner. Just think that, by 2040, the act of tolerating male pattern baldness could be the equivalent of not getting braces.  There are even medical developments that have some people wondering whether baldness could soon become a thing of the past.

So What’s the Closest Estimate?

While the aforementioned confidentiality clauses will keep us from ever compiling accurate data on how many celebrities are getting hair transplants, sites like BuzzFeed have compiled lists of 40+ famous men who currently have more hair than they used to. Many openly admit to having transplants and state that they’re thrilled with the decision. For example, there’s footballer Wayne Rooney who got a hair transplant at Harley Street Hair Clinic in June 2013. He openly admitted to the procedure on social media and has expressed his delight with the result.

Bald vs Hair Transplants: Is There Really a Question?

Once hair loss has progressed to the point of complete baldness on the top of the head, getting a hair transplant begins to look like the only long-term solution worth considering. Even celebrities who remain in the public eye are willing to opt for a hair transplant when faced with the alternative of having to permanently sport a bald head for the rest of their lives. Is this more to do with conforming to the social norm or more about a lack of confidence?

Fashion for the Unfashionable

I marvel at people who leave the house on a morning looking perfectly put together. I consider it a win if I leave the house looking vaguely symmetrical. These days I realise that fashion is less about attention and more about confidence.

Fashion for the Unfashionable 

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Current trends? Pah!

I don’t own labels. I haven’t worn a dress since my wedding day fifteen years ago and I haven’t worn makeup since I was seventeen years old. Trends have come and gone and overall I’ve just stuck with a style I’ve found affordable and comfortable. That’s not to say that fashion isn’t important to me. I certainly make more sensible fashion choices these days.

I may not be sporting the catwalk latest or spending obscene amounts of money on clothes, shoes and accessories, however, I still place importance on my clothing as how I look and feel in my second skin is a real confidence booster.

Fashion and Colours

Again, fashion is often about the latest trends, the next big thing, the latest colours. I’ve followed my own colour palette in terms of fashion over the past few years/decades, namely black. Black, gray and an occasional bold smattering of navy blue. I’ve tried injecting bold colours but they don’t make me feel good about myself. These days you might see more forest green, a little pink and even the odd smidge of mustard peeking out from my wardrobe. I can’t wear bright colours, bold patterns and that’s ok because fashion for me is donning something that again, makes me feel good about myself.

Fashion and Feeling

Something else I’ve realised over the years is that fashion is as much about how something feels as it looks. I’ve shopped at simplybe.co.uk for several years and have found that they tick all of my style-related boxes. From fabulous fabrics, superior design and attention to comfort, even in their shapewear department, you can see why I keep going back time and time again. My current personal favourites are their denim jeggings which pull on and off, have a fabulously comfortable waist and look great with boots. I’m grateful to have found somewhere who caters to the “how you feel” aspect of womenswear.

In Summary

When it comes to fashion for the unfashionable, as I consider myself, it’s all about finding your own groove, what suits you and what makes you feel good. I no longer try to wear heels, having realised that comfort and style can go hand in hand and I don’t concern myself with trying to find my eighteen-year-old figure anymore. I’m pretty sure that ship sailed years and two children ago. What about you? What does fashion mean to you? Do you feel the need to keep up with the current trends, or are you comfortable in last season’s clothing as long as it is well-made and comfortable?

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