There are a whole lot of male celebrities with hair transplants and hair pieces! Sure we all know about the 100s of balding celebs that don’t hide their lack of hair (Bruce Willis, Dr. Phil, Vin Diesel, etc.), but I’ve come up with a list of famous men that either wear hair pieces or toupees, or they’ve had hair transplants to regain a fuller head of hair.
As I stated in my female celebrities with hair loss post, I am not writing about balding celebrities to be mean – I just want regular people (like me) to know that you aren’t alone with your hair struggles – beneath the perfect facade, Hollywood is full of men that will do whatever they can to have hair. I always felt it was so unfair that celebrities didn’t bald like the rest of us, but that’s not true. And I’m tired of being made to feel like there’s something wrong with me due to my hair issues, which aren’t easy to fix without a lot of money. Please note that this list is my opinion, based on watching interviews of celebrities, and studying before and after pictures. I could be wrong in some cases.
Male actors that wear hair pieces, wigs, or toupees:
• Charlie Sheen
This one came as a shock to me! In the picture here, you can see his real hairline. Obviously he normally wears a piece, which makes his hair look a little too perfect (which is what got me googling “Charlie Sheen wig” many times over the past year).
• John Travolta
He wears different hair pieces all the time. In some pictures he doesn’t wear anything and you can see his real receding hairline. It took me years to realize he was wearing hair!
• Kevin James
He’s been wearing a toupee for years, and wore one on his show “King Of Queens.”
• Brendan Fraser
He’s quite bald under the various hair pieces he wears for his movie roles.
• William Shatner
Personally I think his hair pieces look great.
• Hugh Laurie
He also has a great hair piece because I had no idea he wore one on his show “House” until I saw him on TV going hair piece-free.
• Steven Meisel
Apparently this famous fashion photographer has been wearing a wig for years.
• Jeremy Piven
Jeremey Piven has a large hair transplant scar on the back of his head, and wears a toupee on “Entourage” to cover it up.
• Andre Agassi
He is a proud bald man now, but he used to wear a wig while he played his professional tennis! I had no frickin’ clue until he outed his wig-wearing a year or two ago.
• Ted Danson
Apparently he’s been wearing a toupee since forever. Again I would never know if he didn’t talk about it.
• Al Pacino
His hair is a mess. I don’t know if he just wears a toupee, or has hair transplants and a toupee, but his hair always looks horribly fake to me, and his hairline is in the middle of his forehead!
• Steven Seagal
Another bad toupee…
• Jon Cryer
I had no idea until recently that he, like his cast mate Charlie Sheen, wears a toupee. There are dramatic before and after pictures of him online.
• Rob Schneider
I think he had hair transplants at one point, and then started wearing hair pieces.
When Ant, the comedian, got famous(ish) he started wearing a toupee.
• Nicolas Cage
His hair is also a mess, and he normally wears really bad toupees in his movies. You would think with all the money his movies make they could make his hair look better.
• Christopher Meloni
His hairline always looks slightly suspicious to me on “Law And Order: SVU” and it appears he wears a small hair piece.
• Joe Pesci
He wears various hair pieces.
• Ben Affleck
This one came as a shock to me, but he may wear a hair piece. There are pictures of him with a bald spot on the back of his head, and his hair does normally look a little too perfect. The verdict is still out for me on Ben.
• Joey Lawrence
What’s going on with his hair? He used to have that awesome hair and then he supposedly shaved it for a role, and suddenly people started taking him seriously, so he kept it buzzed. That’s the story he told everyone, and I believed him until I caught a recent episode of his show “Melissa And Joey.” Whoa! His short hair just looks weird – maybe it’s real, maybe it’s transplants, a toupee, or makeup??
• Ed Norton
His hairline has improved with age. Hmmm…
• Mike Myers
I don’t have proof he wears a toupee, but his hair always looks a little too thick and perfect to me.
• Jason Alexander
This “Seinfeld” actor has always seemed totally fine with his balding, but in 2011 he got a hair piece and publicly talked about it. He got a realistic looking hair piece, one that he asked to be as thinned out as possible so that it looks totally real – not overly stuffed.
Male musicians that wear hair pieces, wigs, or toupees:
I used to think male rockstars held the key to hair loss because almost none of them went bald! Well I was wrong – they just wear wigs! It’s okay – I love them either way!
• Joe Lynn Turner
This male singer actually has had alopecia since he was a child, and he wears a wig.
• Axl Rose
I don’t know exactly what’s going on with Axl’s hair, but I suspect either hair transplants, or a combo of transplants and extensions, or maybe even a hair piece with braids (if that’s possible). I suspect he was a recluse for many years to get his hair sorted out.
• David Lee Roth
David Lee Roth was balding quite extensively post-Van Halen in the 90s, but when I first saw him in concert in ’98, he had a full head of blonde hair, which didn’t match his super dark side burns. He latest hair looks a lot better!
• Gene Simmons
Gene Simmons from KISS officially wears the ugliest toupee I’ve ever seen. I was flabbergasted when I found out it was fake – who would pay money to have that hair??? With all the money he has – wtf??
• Paul Stanley
In real life, Gene’s KISS band mate Paul Stanley has awesome-looking hair most of the time. It looks like he wears a really nice wig, but I’ve been told by people that know him that he’s had transplants.
• Bret Michaels
We all know Bret Michaels from Poison wears hair under his cowboy hat. In the picture on this page, he’s clearly wearing a wig, or a large hair piece. You can see him in a variety of wigs in some music videos he put out in the early 2000s, and on his show “Rock Of Love.” He also shaved his head for the 1998 movie “A Letter From Death Row” and you can see his real receding hairline in that movie. I don’t know why he has such a hard time finding hair that looks real, but I assume that’s why he wears the cowboy hat and bandana so much.
• Elton John
Elton is another example of a celebrity that wears hair correctly. I think his various wigs look great!
• Enrique Iglesias – His hair has gotten thicker and better looking with age. Given that his dad and grandfather have hair loss, and the fact that he almost always wore hats until recently, most people agree that he now wears a toupee.
• Ric Ocasek
I just read that the lead singer of “The Cars” has been wearing a wig or hair piece, during the whole time he was in the band in the 80s, until now.
• Mick Mars
I also just read he’s been wearing a wig since at least his Motley Crue days.
There are many other lesser-known musicians that wear wigs, and let’s not forget Phil Spector, whose former past time was wearing crazy wigs.
Celebrities with hair transplants:
• Matthew McConaughey
He’s had a hair transplant to fill in his receding temples. The last time I saw him, his hair was still looking great.
• Marc Jacobs
Marc Jacobs, the fashion designer, has admitted to having a recent hair transplant.
• Gordon Ramsey
I didn’t even think his hair looked like it was balding, but he just underwent a recent hair transplant.
• David Spade
He’s been struggling with hair loss for years and I believe he had transplants several years ago and just started wearing supplemental hair too.
• Ian Ziering
As a huge “90210” fan, Ian Ziering was the first celeb I heard about that got a hair transplant. His hair still looks great today, so his cousin Dr. Ziering did a great job (I assume his cousin did the work). Dr. Ziering actually has an office here in Las Vegas and I was going to make an appointment with him one day because he does a few things for hair besides just transplants.
I’m not exactly sure what’s going on with Bono’s hair, but I assume the U2 singer has had transplants.
• Tom Arnold
I haven’t seen this actor lately, but I remember thinking his transplants looked really good the last time I saw him.
• Richard Simmons
Yep he has transplants – would you suspect it?
• Kirk Hammett
This Metallica guitarist had hair transplants many years ago.
• Chris Daughtry
I just read that this famous bald singer just had transplants! We’ll have to wait and see if he grows his hair out.
• Jon Gosselin
Too bad his hair transplants didn’t make him any less douchey.
• Christian Slater
He new hairline is still receding and has a weird shape to it, but it’s farther down than it was at one point.
• Joe Biden
You know hair transplants have gone mainstream when the Vice President has them!
• Donny Osmond
A friend of mine assisted with his hair transplant.
• David Cook
This American Idol had thinning, receding hair on the show a few years ago. Now you would never know he was dealing with hair loss just a few years ago.
• Joel McHale
He’s had a great hair transplant because I never knew about it until I saw before and after photos.
More rumored hair transplant patients: Sting, Liam Neeson, Gary Sinise, Mickey Rourke, Mel Gibson, Tom Hanks, Robert Forster, Harry Connick Jr., and just about every other male in Hollywood over the age of 25!
I haven’t included any dead celebrities in my list, and I know there are more celebrities that I haven’t mentioned here. I’ll update the list when I find more before and after pictures that look convincing. Who am I missing – what male celebs have hair transplants or hair pieces? Finally, again I am not ‘outing’ these celebrities – either their before and after hair is quite obvious, or they’ve openly talked about their hair transplants.