14 Celebrity Hair Transplants You Must See

celebrity hair transplants

Celebrity hair transplants show you that every man has suffered with hair loss before. However, the results of these procedures speak for themselves.

Hair transplants have restored hairlines for stars like John Travolta, Jude Law, Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Costner, Wayne Rooney and Tom Hanks.

If you’re thinking about undergoing a follicular unit transplant (FUT) or follicular unit extraction (FUE), then it helps to see the work of high-profile hair transplant doctors.

Famous Celebrity Hair Restoration Transformations

I found the best before and after hair pictures to show how these celebrities looked prior to male pattern hair loss. Here’s a look at celebrities with receding hairlines and bald spots who likely have had a hair transplant.

1. Tom Hanks

The Castaway star had his hairline restored after years of dealing with a receding hairline. He likely had a hair transplant in the early 2000s. His hairline is completely different today. Just see a the side-by-side photo below.

Tom Hanks celebrity hair transplant (before and after).
Tom Hanks’ hairline had a defined Widow’s peak before his hair restoration.

2. John Travolta

When it comes to balding celebrities, John Travolta’s hairline became famous after he was captured without wearing a hairpiece.

Travolta had a hair transplant, but the actor recently shaved his head, becoming an icon for the bald and beard look.

John Travolta celebrity hair transplant (before and after).
The Saturday Night Fever star may have undergone a hair transplant after 2010. He’s since shaved his head joining the ranks of many bald celebrities.

3. Jon Cryer

The Two and a Half Men star recently opened up about his hair loss and dealing with a receding hairline.

He likely had an FUE transplant as he wasn’t completely bald, opting for a transplant to cover his hairline and crown.

Jon Cryer celebrity hair transplant (before and after).
Jon Cryer (before and after) celebrity hair transplant.

4. Jamie Foxx

The Ray star completely recreated his hairline with an FUT or FUE transplant in the past 10 years. His new hair has also been dyed and faded on the sides, giving him a younger look overall.

Jamie Foxx celebrity hair transplant (before and after).
Jamie Foxx (before and after) celebrity hair transplant.

5. Jude Law

Everyone knows that Jude Law had a maturing hairline in the 1990s, but now his hairline has been completely restored. Looking good!

Jude Law celebrity hair transplant (before and after).
Jude Law (before and after) celebrity hair transplant.

6. Hugh Laurie

You probably didn’t know it, but Hugh Laurie’s hair on House was the result of an incredible transplant. The actor looks 10 years younger after undergoing hair restoration surgery.

Hugh Laurie celebrity hair transplant (before and after).
Hugh Laurie (before and after) celebrity hair transplant.

7. Nicolas Cage

Did Nicolas Cage have an FUT or FUE transplant? He appeared in Drive Angry with a new head of hair in 2011.

Nicolas Cage celebrity hair transplant (before and after).
Nicolas Cage (before and after) celebrity hair transplant.

8. Elon Musk

Paypal and Tesla founder Elon Musk definitely had some work done, and it’s likely not just his hairline.

Rumors are that Musk had a chin implant in addition to a dramatic hair restoration surgery that completely transformed his appearance.

Elon Musk celebrity hair transplant (before and after).
Elon Musk (before and after) celebrity hair transplant.

9. LeBron James

LeBron James is another celebrity with a receding hairline for years and in 2018, appeared with a thicker, fuller hairline.

During one game, his hairline faded and dripped off due to sweat, leading many to believe he was using topical hair fibers to recreate his hairline.

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LeBron James celebrity hair transplant (before and after).
LeBron James (before and after) celebrity hair transplant.

10. Matthew McConaughey

While the actor may deny he had a transplant, all evidence points to the contrary if you compare his hairline from 1990s to now.

Matthew McConaughey celebrity hair transplant (before and after).
Matthew McConaughey (before and after) celebrity hair transplant.

11. Elton John

The famous musician’s hair started to recede early on in the 1970s, but the Rocket Man would get a transplant to restore his hairline in the 1990s.

Elton John celebrity hair transplant (before and after).
Elton John (before and after) celebrity hair transplant.

12. Kevin Costner

Transplants don’t always have to be an all over follicular unit transplant. Costner has likely had a thickening and hairline restoration procedure, leaving the rest of his hair intact.

Kevin Costner celebrity hair transplant (before and after).
Kevin Costner (before and after) celebrity hair transplant.

13. Tyga

One of the younger men on this list is rapper Tyga, who had a transplant around 2018. His surgeon talks about the procedure and the most popular hairlines he’s asked to create.

Tyga celebrity hair transplant (before and after).
Tyga (before and after) celebrity hair transplant.

14. Mel Gibson

It’s clear Mel Gibson had to undergo a hair transplant. While his Mad Max days show a natural hairline, he went through a receding hairline period up until the early 2000s.

As of 2017, Gibson has a fuller hairline with thicker hair at his crown.

Mel Gibson celebrity hair transplant (before and after).
Doctors like Beverly Hills’ Alvi Armani are known to work for stars like Mel Gibson.

How to Tell if Someone Had a Transplant

  • Look for an FUT scar or a missing strip of hair around the back of the head
  • New hairline structure with filled in corners
  • Sown-in look of thicker hair in front compared to thinning hairlines
  • Different hair textures if hair is transplanted from back

What does it take to get a hair transplant? I reviewed some of the best ways to restore your hair through transplants and other methods, as well as hair growth products that may work for you.

All hair transplant claims are presumed.

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