It’s no secret that a lot of dudes in Hollywood have used toupees, sprays, or giant hair swoops to keep the world from knowing that they’re going bald. It’s gone much farther than that in recent years, though, as a fascinating story on The Hollywood Reporter today reveals. While some balding celebrities and rich dudes are using injections and serums to get their hair to come back, others are actually implanting follicles from their own legs into their scalps. The NeoGraft surgery costs $8,000 and involves vacuuming hairs from someone’s legs and “gently punching them back into the scalp” toward the front of the hairline.
Other balding dudes are opting for something cheaper but still relatively painful and permanent: tattoos. Scalp micropigmentation experts at the New Hair Institute “artfully create tiny tattooed dots all over the scalp to give the appearance of stubble or a cropped buzz cut.” Each session can cost anywhere from $3,000 to $10,000, and most patients require multiple sessions to not look like total freaks. The Institute says its most requested hairlines are Vin Diesel and Jamie Foxx.