Crown Clinic was in the media again this week with a new survey about how men and women cover-up the effects of ageing in their hair.
The story was widely picked up in the media and featured on page 3 of the Daily Mail newspaper.
Our surgeon Asim Shahmalak explained to the Daily Mail how many stars’ livelihoods depended on them looking good and that included their hair.
You can read the full results of the survey here:
It is also featured here in full.
Half of women have never let their partner see them with their natural hair colour, according to a new study
* 80% of women keep hair secrets from their boyfriends or husbands;
* 57% tell fibs about how much they really spend getting their hair cut;
* Three-quarters have or would secretly pluck grey hairs to disguise the fact that they were going grey – like Cheryl Fernandez-Versini;
* The big-cover up extends to men who also pluck grey hairs and hide baldness by shaving their head and changing their hair style;
* Celebrities such as David Beckham have used dye to hide grey hairs in their beards;
* Men start going grey on average aged 30 while in women it is slightly later at 35
Half of women have never let their boyfriends or husbands see them with their natural hair colour, according to a new survey.
It found that eight out of ten women keep hair secrets from their partners.
Almost six out of ten women (57%) tell fibs about how much they spend getting their hair cut.
And three-quarters (74%) have or would secretly pluck grey hairs to disguise the fact that they were going grey.
Six out of ten (61%) of women have or would immediately start dyeing their hair when it started greying.
A further 54% said their lovers had never seen their natural hair because they were always dyeing it to look better or counter the effects of ageing.
The big cover-up extends to men, too.
Half of men (52%) have or would secretly pluck grey hairs.
A third of men (32%) said they have or would disguise their baldness by shaving their head or changing their hairstyle.
The results are revealed in a new survey of 1,000 people by Crown Clinic in Manchester, Britain’s leading hair transplant centre.
Lots of celebrities dye their hair to disguise the effects of ageing.
David Beckham, who turned 40 in May, has dyed his beard to make him appear younger.
He was pictured recently with grey flecks in his beard which had mysteriously disappeared a few days later.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 33, has also been pictured with a few strands of grey hair, though in other pictures she is free from grey hair.
And X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, 32,admitted recently that she had found her first grey hair, which she quickly ripped out.
She said: “It’s fine, I’ve accepted it. But I plucked it out immediately.”
The average man starts going grey at 30 while in women it is slightly later at the age of 35.
Hair transplant surgeon Asim Shahmalak from Crown Clinic said celebrities are under huge pressure to look good.
He said: “Their hair is their livelihood – and if it starts going grey or falling out that livelihood is threatened.
“That is why you see very few leading female stars who dare to show their true hair colour if they are going grey.
“Similarly, male stars go to extraordinary lengths to cover their baldness with hair transplants, hair weaves and clever changes of style.
“Thankfully more male stars are being honest and going public following transplants. Men admire stars like Wayne Rooney and Robbie Williams for being so open.”
Crown Clinic has seen a 25% rise in bookings in the last three years thanks to the ‘Rooney effect’- men copying the England captain.
Dr Shahmalak’s celebrity clients include Embarrassing Bodies presenter Christian Jessen and the model Calum Best.