Tuesday 30 November 2010

William Shatner

William Shatner and his toupee have become the stuff of pop-culture legend.

Anything I write about him here will have been already been covered in more depth at the excellent Shatner's Toupee blog.

A quick summary before you head over there. Shatner has been wearing a hairpiece since his mid to late 20s - he is now 79 years old.

In spite of the obvious, he has always denied wearing, adding to the mystique.

It is highly likely he uses a toupee designed by Edward Katz, who I believe also supplied Burt Reynolds. Katz specialises in wigs that are made from a synthetic material, rather than natural human hair.

More information can be found at http://shatnerstoupee.blogspot.com/

Norwood Rating : 6-7

Wednesday 10 November 2010

Doug Bollinger

Doug 'the rug' Bollinger is a 29 year old Australian cricketer. In his early 20s he was already well along the norwood scale, and just before he got his wig in 2008 he was at least a norwood 6.

There is a camera technology used in televised cricket matches called the 'hot spot'. It is a sort of infra red thing that shows whether the ball has hit a bat or shinpad. Sadly for Bollinger, it also clearly shows the bald area hidden under toupees as seen in this video below.

Here is another video of fellow cricketer Suresh Raina trying to pull off Dougs wig. What a wanker.

Like many other cricketers he went to Advanced Hair Studio for his new hairpiece. I imagine they are paying him commission or at least giving him free treatment. Either way, they must be dismayed when photos like this appear, which are hardly the best endorsement for their product.

Norwood Rating : 6