Have you noticed something strange about male celebrities in recent years? They seem to have the amazing ability to never lose their hair!

There’s a growing list of famous men who have had hair transplants, and why not? For stars of the stage and screen, looking good is their job, and they have to work at it. It’s all about the illusion of eternal youth and perfection, so many of them avoid publicity about their hair transplants. Still, for someone who’s constantly getting his picture taken it can be hard to avoid public scrutiny, and a growing number of high profile men are talking publicly about their choice.

Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay before and after

The British celebrity chef might certainly “blow your wig” with his amazing cooking skills, but he sure got a little bit of help keeping up with his trademark blonde hairdo. Ramsay was spotted leaving a surgical center in trendy Beverly Hills, with a surgical cap covering his head. The local media noticed that the chef had an unfortunate allergic reaction to the surgery, which gave away his secret!

John Travolta

John Travolta hair transplant before and after

The famous Hollywood star suddenly resurfaced showcasing a more lush hairline than ever before. The Pulp Fiction star might not sport that 70s hairdo, but he definitely gained some hair thickness in recent years!

That said we can’t be certain he’s had a hair transplant. In most pictures of him with hair he’s wearing a hair piece or some kind of semi-permanent hair system.

Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage hair transplant

The beloved Hollywood star managed to turn his receding hairline in somewhat of a personal trademark. Fans were shocked when they saw his hair transformation!

Matthew McConaughey

Matthew Mconnahay before and after hair transplant

Voted sexiest man alive in People Magazine in 2005, this hunky heartthrob is best known for going shirtless, showing off his buff body. In the interests of looking his best he has had his thinning hair filled in. Hey, he looked great either way but if a hunk like Matthew McConaughey is comfortable with hair replacement what have you got to lose?

Elton John

Elton John hair transplant

His hair started thinning back in the early 70’s. Always in front of the curve, Elton John was one of the first really famous people to get a hair transplant. He was such a super-star, and the change was so obvious, that he could not deny it. Hair transplant technology has come a long way since then, but you could say that Sir Elton was a hair transplant pioneer.

Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson before and after hair transplant

With his rugged, chiseled features, piercing blue eyes, and intense acting style, Mel Gibson had been a big box office draw for decades. He was People’s sexiest man alive in 1985, and made their 50 most beautiful people list many times. Although he has not gone public about his HT, in around 2006, his hairline, which had been receding, crept forward again, and the thinning hair on top became thick and lush. Inside sources have confirmed his HT, and said he’s very pleased with his new look.

Louis Walsh

Louis Waqlsh before and after hair loss

A judge on the British TV show The X Factor, Louis Walsh has spoken publicly about his hair transplant. He decided to have the surgery at the urging of his friend Simon Cowell. He has been quite open about the transplant, referring to it as “Maintenance,” and expressing his satisfaction with the procedure, which really does look quite natural. He has even gone as far as recommending his surgeon to friends.

Jason Gardiner

Jason Gardener before and after hair transplant

Acting as a kind of self-appointed Hair Transplant ambassador, the Dancing on Ice judge actually had his second hair transplant procedure broadcast on the internet as part of the Spencer Kobren series The Bald Truth. He enthusiastically removed his hat on TV, during Dancing on Ice. It was a long process for him, but the results are fantastic. He could not be more pleased. Jason Gardiner loves to spread the word to other men who are struggling with their own hair loss.

James Nesbitt

James Nesbitt hair transplant

This charming Irish actor has gone from curly-haired Adam in Cold Feet to a hard-boiled detective in Murphy’s Law. His hair loss had played out in the public eye, and he’s always been honest about his hair transplant, if a little bemused at how much public interest there is in it. He’s even made a promotional film for the Dublin clinic where he had the work done. He’s been quoted as saying that his hair restoration has changed his life, crediting it for a lift he’s experienced in his career post HT.

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney before and after hair transplant

English footballer Wayne Rooney tweeted to his twitter followers confirming that he had a hair transplant.

Just to confirm to all my followers I have had a hair transplant. I was going bald at 25 why not. I’m delighted with the result. It’s still a bit bruised and swollen when it dies down u will be first to see it. Anyone recommend any good hair gel. Haha.

What a refreshing attitude. He is a young guy with plenty of money. Why not go for it? Well done Wayne!

Jason Donovan

Jason Donavon before and after hair transplant

Australian actor and singer, Jason Donovan, told Piers Morgan during an interview that he has had a hair transplant. He has said that he is really happy with the results. Donavon’s most recent gig has been appearing on the British TV show “Strictly Come Dancing.” He works in the public eye and says he just feels more comfortable with hair.

What an encouraging trend it is that men are willing to talk about their hair loss. After all, it’s not a personal failing to lose your hair, and there’s no shame in wanting to look your best. There’s nothing you can do about the genes you inherited, but there is something you can do about hair loss.

Women lose their hair too, not as often maybe, but it’s even more devastating for them when they do. Things like bleaching and hair extensions are very damaging and can cause patchy hair loss. However, it’s always been more socially acceptable for women to wear wigs and hairpieces, so it’s easier to cover up thinning hair. I don’t think anybody’s ever seen Dolly Parton’s real hair. Many stars like Beyonce, Christina Aguilera and Gwen Stefani wear wigs most of the time. Wigs are fun accessories, and they can protect the real hair from damage from all that styling, but if a lady needs hair augmentation, thanks to wigs, no one need ever know.

3 thoughts on “10 Celebrities Who Have Had Hair Transplants”

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