Hair loss: it happens. By age thirty-five, about two-thirds of men in the U.S. will experience some degree of noticeable hair loss. Because of the aging stigma balding carries, many who experience hair loss opt to try some form of hair restoration, yet people who undergo hair replacement can still be unfairly judged for their choices and appearance. Here are six celebrity men who were open about their thinning hair and undergoing hair transplant surgery.
The English pro soccer player tears up the field, but still struggled with insecurity and scrutiny over his hair. In 2014, he decided to having a hair transplant. He wrote candidly on Twitter: “I was going bald at 25, why not? I’m delighted with the result.”
Nesbitt is known for playing the hairy dwarf Bofur in the Hobbit trilogy, but in real life he has struggled with his own hair. Nevertheless, he has never attempted to hide his struggle, admitting, “I have had two hair transplants, and I am very pleased with the results. In fact, I’d go as far as to say they’ve changed my life.”
The Backstreet Boys heartthrob was blunt about his experience going to a hair specialist for his thinning hair. “Some girls get there boobs done some guys get abb implants all to make them happy! This was the one thing I did and I couldn’t be happier.”
Cleese of Monty Python fame, ever the funny man, chose to address his hair transplant choice with characteristic humor. While appearing on TV he announced the reason for his choice: “Because I have got a very strange shaped skull, very pointy… and I don’t like wearing wigs!”
Another early 2000s boyband staple, Fatone of NSYNC was honest about his hair loss treatment from the time he started it. He was so satisfied with his results that he even became an advocate for other men to follow suit.
With celebrities’ choices and lifestyles always in the spotlight, of course eventually that light would shine on their thinning hair. Their choices, like those of the non-famous balding sect, are entirely individual. Even so, men with thinning hair can take heart in the fact that they are not unusual, and there is no shame in checking out a hair clinic.