Wednesday 4 August 2010

Enrique Iglesias

Enrique Iglesias, son of Julio and a hugely successful singer in his own right, is rarely seen without some sort of hat.

This has now been the case for a number of years and I started to wonder what was going on.

It soon became clear.

According to some of his fans, he constantly wears a cap "to make him look more mysterious", "to look sporty", because "his grandmother wore them" or because "he gets really emotional while singing songs n sometimes he cries on stage so he tries to hide his tears".

When he does appear without his cap, he sports an unusual side-parting semi-combover type hairstyle.

This could just be the way his hair grows, but after seeing these old pictures of him I am convinced that he has severely receded temples, almost non existent temple points and that he is a wig wearer.

Before any of his fans start bombarding me with abuse, let me first say that going bald is not a sign of weakness and nothing to be ashamed of. And secondly, I think his wig looks stylish and pretty good. Here is how he looks now.

Norwood Rating : always hard to tell with a hair piece, but I'm guessing at least a 4.

Justin Hawkins

The former lead singer and guitarist of The Darkness, now with Hot Leg, is somewhat unusual in the world of balding rockers.

He has spoken openly about his battle with baldness and has even written a song about it. "This one is definitely based on personal experience - my dad went bald, my granddad went bald - I'm f**ked."

The song, simply entitled 'Bald', featured on The Darkness' second album and a live version can be seen below. It contains the line "well tonight thank God it's him instead of me" in a cheeky nod to the balding Bono.

Hawkins appears to have done his research on solutions to hair loss and looks to have at least maintained his hair since 2003. I suspect he is probably on propecia, and the Sun newspaper speculated on some sort of weaving procedure.

Shots like this do make you wonder exactly what he has done, and it looks like he breaks out the wigs and extensions for those extra special occasions.

Norwood Rating : 2