Thursday 30 June 2011

Gary Glitter

Disgraced pop star Gary Glitter (real name Paul Gadd) wore a wig for years as part of his stage act.

As far back as the early 70s, the backcombed bush with a widows peak and quiff was an integral part of his image. This makes it difficult to determine exactly when his baldness started.

As far as I remember, it was only when exposed as a paedophile during several court appearances that 'monster' Glitter revealed his true hairline.

Since his shaming and subsequent exile to the far east he has experimented with various looks, including this 'Fu-Manchu' bald 'n' beard combo.

He is now back in England and regularly disguises himself when out in public. This ginger wig is one example.

A couple of years ago he took inspiration from Rolf Harris.

More recently, he has been spotted wearing a hair piece that makes him resemble an old lady.

I will leave you with this odd video of Glitter going mental in his jail cell, taken from a Channel 4 'mockumentary' about his fictional execution.

Norwood Rating : 6

Saturday 4 June 2011

Wayne Rooney update

Soccer superstar balder Rooney has just announced on twitter that he has undergone hair transplant surgery.

@WaynerooneyJust to confirm to all my followers I have had a hair transplant. I was going bald at 25 why not. I'm delighted with the result.
It's still a bit bruised and swollen when it dies down u will be first to see it. Anyone recommend any good hair gel. Haha
I had it done in Harley street hair clinic London. Thanks to all the staff who looked after me.

I am a bit surprised by this, as I didn't think Rooney would make a good candidate for transplant surgery. He is practically a norwood 4 at the young age of 25, which usually means the balding is aggressive and will continue. Although no one can predict the future, I would hazard a guess that he would have reached a norwood 6 by the time he was 40. Various sources claimed Rooney was taking medication such as propecia too, which have unfortunately for him not seemed to have worked.

This means that eventually, his baldness will catch up with his transplant, leaving gaps of hair and a very odd looking result. Future operations will be necessary to counter this, which should not be a problem financially for the millionaire Rooney.

But he will eventually run out of donor hair, no matter how much money he has. I can only hope Rooney was made aware of this before undergoing the procedure, and I would question the ethics of anywhere that didn't make this clear to him.

New Update : Here's the first picture of his new hairline. It is still healing and will take several months to grow back properly.

Norwood Rating : his new results have yet to be seen, but he will be hoping to have gone from a 4a to a 2.