Monday, 28 June 2010


A few players have caught my eye during this football World Cup. Côte d'Ivoire forward Gervinho, with his delicate arrangement of braids, is one of them.

It seems that his brave hairstyle is a result of him trying to hide his large forehead. I am unsure whether this is due to male pattern baldness or a feature he was born with.

As a braid wearer he is at risk of developing traction alopecia, so things could conceivably get even worse for Mr. Gervinho.

Norwood Rating : 2a

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Charlie Sheen update

A few weeks ago I posted about Charlie Sheen who has recently been convicted of assault, 'criminal mischief', and 'menacing'.

At his sentencing last week, he wore a beanie hat with a suit, which is enough to arouse the suspicions of any serious norwood spotter.

He later emerged from the courthouse minus the hat, and these pictures appear to confirm my belief that he usually wears a partial hair piece to cover his recession.

Norwood Rating : 2-3

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Terry Nutkins

Terry Nutkins is a wildlife expert and presenter on British television. An oft quoted fact about him is that a deranged otter bit two of his fingers off.

Most men when going bald either try to accept it and adjust their hairstyle to suit, or cover it up in some way. Nutkins however is his own man, and has instead chosen to simply ignore it.

He seems oblivious to the large swathe of baldness that has consumed the top of his head for much of his adult life. The resulting hairstyle is known as a 'skullet'. Other famous skullet wearers include Michael Bolton and Hulk Hogan.

'Uncle' Terry's distinctive hairstyle has been the butt of many jokes over the years and is the subject of at least two facebook groups, the Terry nutkins hair cut fan club and Should I grow my hair like Terry Nutkins?

Norwood Rating : 6

Friday, 4 June 2010

Del Shannon

Del Shannon was a singer/songwriter best known for the classic 'Runaway'. Unfortunately his career was overshadowed by the song and he struggled to maintain his early success.

A tragic figure who battled with alcoholism and depression, to begin balding on top of all this must have felt like a proper kick in the balls.

I'm not sure exactly when he started wearing but by the mid 60s he was certainly employing the combover.

Shannon committed suicide on February 5th 1990, his body found minus his hairpiece.

Norwood Rating : 5