Prince Harry has the world’s most attractive celebrity beard, according to new Crown Clinic research

Crown Clinic has carried out research into celebrity hair – here are the findings.

His royal hairness! Prince Harry tops a new poll to find the sexiest celebrity beard, according to a new survey

  • LA LA Land Ryan Gosling came second and Bradley Cooper was third,
  • England striker Harry Kane came fourth – ahead of previous winner David Beckham, showing how a new generation of footballers are winning the hearts of fans,
  • 62% of men reckon they look better with beards but only 38% of women agree,
  • 45% of men struggle to grow a full beard like Prince Harry,
  • Research by consultant hair transplant surgeon Asim Shahmalak from Crown Clinic, Britain’s leading hair transplant centre

Prince Harry has the sexiest beard in the world while Brad Pitt has the worst, according to a new survey. The 33-year-old prince beat La LA Land Ryan Gosling, 36, to the top spot with American Sniper hunk Bradley Cooper, 42, in third place.

In a sign of a changing of the guard in the world of football, England striker Harry Kane, 24, was fourth – ahead of previous winner David Beckham, 42, in fifth. While Harry’s beard may have added to his sex appeal, Brad’s is the Pitts. Pitt, 53, was reckoned to have the least sexy facial hair, followed by Joaquin Phoenix, 42, Gary Lineker, 56, Justin Timberlake, 36, and Jim Carrey, 55.

The results came in a new survey of 1,000 people by Crown Clinic in Manchester, Britain’s leading hair transplant centre. Men and women were split over whether the stars looked better with their facial hair. The majority of men (62%) reckon that the stars were more attractive with beards. But fewer women were fans of the facial fuzz, with just 38% preferring beards and 62% saying they prefer their men to be clean-shaven. Almost half of men (45%) are unable to grow a full beard like Prince Harry.

Growing numbers of men are augmenting their facial hair with either beard or sideburn transplants. Bookings jumped by 25% due to the popularity of Olympic cycling hero Bradley Wiggins, famous for his mutton chop sideburns. Crown Clinic surgeon Asim Shahmalak is experiencing a similar surge, thanks to Prince Harry’s new beard.

Dr Shahmalak said: “Prince Harry is a trendsetter for lots of men around the world and the reaction to his beard has been universally positive. While he looks great with his ginger fuzz, the sad fact is almost half the men in the UK cannot grow a full beard like Harry.

There are gaps in their beard or sideburns and the end result is patchy and unattractive. We can fill in those gaps to make sure any man can get a full beard like Harry.

Dr Shahmalak is the stars’ favourite hair transplant surgeon and his previous clients include Calum Best and Gogglebox star Chris Steed, both of whom had FUE (follicular unit extraction) hair transplants.

Another Crown Clinic client, TV doctor Christian Jessen, had an FUT (follicular unit transplantation) procedure with our surgeon Dr Shahmalak.

Top 10 celebrity beards:

  1. Prince Harry
  2. Ryan Gosling
  3. Bradley Cooper
  4. Harry Kane
  5. David Beckham
  6. Idris Elba
  7. George Clooney
  8. Ben Affleck
  9. Hugh Jackman
  10. Jake Gyllenhaal

Five worst celebrity beards:

  1. Brad Pitt
  2. Joaquin Phoenix
  3. Gary Lineker
  4. Justin Timberlake
  5. Jim Carrey