Master Chef and Kitchen Nightmares star Gordon Ramsay debuted quite the hairstyle at Victoria Beckham’s 40th birthday. Ramsay wore his hair conspicuously long in the front, with the ends nearly covering his eyes. The back of the infamous cut was choppy, uneven, and shaven in some parts, and the skin on Ramsay’s scalp and forehead burned bright red. Ramsay’s markedly bizarre appearance has many speculating that the star may be trying to hide recent hair transplants.
“The back of Ramsay’s head was tightly shaved and appeared to be covered with a dye product,” The Independent reported. “There were also red pin pricks visible on the nape of his neck, which experts claim is a key sign to having the surgery.” This is not the first time the media reported suspicions that the all-star chef, 47, may have had work done on his scalp. “Back in early 2011, rumors swirled that he had received a hair transplant after being seen with a surgical cap and puffy face,” E! Online explains.
At the time, Ramsay attributed the blatant swelling to an allergic reaction.
Hair transplants or Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) surgery normally requires patients to shave at least part of their heads. Experts suggest that Ramsay’s combed-over bangs and his uneven hairline may be attempts to hide the recent, alleged surgery. “The line between his shaved hair and his longer growth isn’t blended, which will further raise suspicions,” The Daily Mail continues. The celebrity chef normally styles his hair in a shorter, spiked up hairdo.
“A lot of guys just choose to shave their head and grow out facial hair,” explains Rick Van De Riet, Owner of Namaste Salons. “The technology for hair transplants has evolved to individual follicles. There are plenty of options for men losing their hair nowadays. There are also products like Propecia and Minoxidil, which will help a portion of lost hair to come back.”