Millions of men suffer from male pattern baldness and celebrities are of course no exception.
Some of the rich and famous aren’t afraid to admit they’ve had hair transplant surgery while others are considerably less candid about it, leaving their fans to only guess if they’ve had work done to their scalps or not.
Are you wondering if your favorite celebrity might have had a hair transplant? Read on.
1. Gordon Ramsay
British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is famous for his hot temper in the kitchen. He’s also known for his trademark blonde hairdo.
Over the course of the first decade of the new millennium Ramsay’s hair was visibly starting to thin. In 2011, no longer able to conceal his balding dome (at least not without a lot of help from hats and strategic combing), he was spotted leaving a trendy surgical center in Beverly Hills with a surgical cap on his head.
Ramsey remained very tight-lipped about the whole affair, admitting nothing. Until, that is, the paparazzi managed to photograph the visible and unmistakable allergic reaction the culinary master allegedly suffered from the procedure.
Once the photos were published, the cat was out of the bag and Ramsey had no choice but to admit that he had, horror of all horrors, undergone hair transplant surgery. To date, this admission hasn’t appeared to have affected his career or stature in any significant way.
2. John Travolta
John Travolta is Hollywood royalty. Perhaps best known for his leading roles in such blockbuster films as Grease, Saturday Night Fever, and Pulp Fiction, Travolta has recently been photographed while out and about in Hollywood with a much lusher hairline than we remember.
In recent years, we’d gotten used to seeing his hairline move closer and closer to the top of his scalp. But today, his hair suddenly looks great. We have no way of knowing whether or not he had a transplant, but he’s certainly done something. Based on Travolta’s net worth, it’s pretty safe to say he can easily afford transplant surgery.
3. Nicholas Cage
Nicholas Cage is a talented actor, noted for his spirited performances in action movies like Con Air and Face Off and dramas such as The Family Man. For years, Nicholas Cage’s receding hairline has been his personal trademark. When fans recently saw the drastic transformation of his hairline, they were shocked.
Cage has never gone public and announced to the world that he underwent hair transplant surgery, preferring instead to just let his hairline do the talking.
4. Matthew McConaughey
In 2005, People magazine voted Matthew McConaughey the sexiest man alive, this despite the fact that he was already scoring a solid III on the Norwood Scale, proving yet again that hair does not necessarily make the man. But then, only a few years later, McConaughey’s hair was back in a big way.
So what happened? He may be wearing a hairpiece or he may have had hair transplant surgery, he still hasn’t opened up about the change, but one thing is certain: Matthew McConaughey still looks sexier than ever.
5. Elton John
Elton John is one of the most famous musical artists in the world. Sir Elton’s hairline had already started thinning back in the early 70’s, just as his career was really taking off.
By the mid-70s, when the superstar’s hair was suddenly thicker and lusher, there was no denying he’d had a hair transplant. Elton, however, has always been comfortable in his own skin and wasn’t shy about admitting to his fans that he’d had the procedure done.
6. Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson’s gorgeous eyes and rugged features have made him one of Hollywood’s hottest men for decades. Back in 1985, he was voted the sexiest man alive by People magazine. He’s also made their 50 Most Beautiful People list several times.
Over the years, fans witnessed Mel’s hair thin out on top while his hairline slowly started to creep toward the top of his head. In 2006, Gibson’s hairline started creeping forward again, only this time, it wasn’t long before his thin hair was suddenly thick. He hasn’t opened up about having hair transplant surgery, however, inside sources have confirmed that he did, in fact, elect to have the procedure done.
7. Wayne Rooney
English footballer Wayne Rooney is one of the few celebrities to not only admit to having hair transplant surgery but to also tweet about it. His Twitter followers found out about the surgery right after he had it done.
Rooney started going bald when he was only 25 years old and has even joked about it, once asking his Twitter audience if they could recommend a good hair gel. Since having the procedure, few would deny the man now looks at least 20 years younger.
8. James Nesbitt
Irish actor James Nesbitt is famous for many roles, including the curly-haired Adam in Cold Feet and a gruff detective in Murphy’s Law. Over the years we’ve literally watched Nesbitt’s hairline move further and further up his head while thinning out rather dramatically on top.
When Nesbitt finally had hair transplant surgery, he had no problem admitting it. He even claimed to be somewhat amused about how much time the public and paparazzi had devoted to talking about his having the procedure done.
9. Louis Walsh
Louis Walsh is best known for his role as a judge on the British television show, The X Factor. In 2011 many fans noticed that Walsh’s hairline was seriously receding, but then the next thing they knew he had a thick, lush head of hair.
Walsh has had no issues talking about his surgery or his alleged use of spironolactone, however, saying he decided to go ahead with it after being urged to do so by his pal, Simon Cowell. He offers that the transplant was simply “maintenance” and that he’s very happy with how natural it looks. In fact, he was so impressed by the procedure he’s apparently recommended his surgeon to friends who are also losing their hair. Walsh has even admitted to spending £30,000 on his hair transplant and still openly talks about it today.