The Stars are Bald: Hair loss in Hollywood

by Staff Writer

Some of Hollywood’s finest shining stars have dealt with hair loss by picking up a pair of clippers and shaving their heads down to a smooth, shiny surface. Bruce Willis, Damon Wayons, and Patrick Stewart come to mind. Others have lopped their locks for a movie role, to make a statement, or simply to be daring. Demi Moore, Britney Spears, and nineties songbird Sinead O’Connor demonstrate that even women have opted to go hairless for these reasons.

But not everyone looks like a star without hair. In fact, most people feel like anything but a star when their hair starts to disappear. The emotional effects can range from mildly irritating to downright devastating. Men who can carry off the bald and dashing look are lucky and men in general tend to pull off going bald better and more frequently then women, who often turn to wigs and hairpieces to cope with the emotional devastation of hair loss.

Even though plenty of celebrities sport the hairless look, plenty more refuse to do so. How many of them are wearing wigs or hair pieces? How many have undergone hair transplant surgery or are being treated for their hair loss with medication?

Recent rumors in the entertainment industry suggest that actors may have great concern over how hair loss might affect their careers. Lucky for them, their dressing rooms usually come fully equipped with a hairdresser who can fluff up their locks using high quality hairpieces. You’d never know some of them are going through the hair loss experience at all.

Regardless of celebrity status, going completely bald has long been an option for many, mostly male, hair loss sufferers. But not everyone has the visage that goes well with this look, which is why many others choose to utilize treatment and hair pieces. The important thing to note when we look at our balding friends in Hollywood is that not only is there life after hair loss, there can be great life after hair loss. And there are many ways to deal with it. You just have to find the solution that works for you.

Remember, before you consider any product or service to treat your hair loss check with The American Hair Loss Association and if you’re considering a hair transplant  make sure you consult with a reputable member of The International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeon.

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