The topic of Chris Evans’ hair transplant has divided fans for years. Some are certain that the famous actor’s receding hairline must have received some surgical help over the years. Others believe there is nothing about Chris’ hair transformations that could not have been achieved with some effective hair growth treatment, such as Minoxidil or Finasteride.
Since the actor is famously self-conscious about his incipient male pattern baldness, it does seem plausible that he might have got a hair transplant without anyone knowing. However, Chris has never confirmed or denied having had this procedure.
If Chris Evans did indeed have a hair transplant, it must have been a very discreet and successful one, since there is quite little evidence of surgical improvements to his hairline. However, it is just as likely that he improved his frontal fullness with hair loss treatments, thickening sprays and a good hair care routine.
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Christopher Robert Evans is a US actor, born in 1981, in Boston, Massachusetts. While he started out his career with a TV series, at the age of 19, he soon moved on to movies. Only five years later, in 2005, he had his major break, playing the part of the Human Torch in Fantastic Four.
Chris is a versatile actor, who successfully interpreted iconic parts in drama, mystery and romance movies and even the occasional Broadway production. However, he will likely remain best known for his portrayal of beloved superhero Captain America, in Marvel’s Avengers series.
It is difficult to say for certain whether Chris Evans had a hair transplant. That is because his hairline does not appear to have changed significantly over the years. Since Chris has always had a widow’s peak, it may seem like he had developed an M-shaped hairline since he was very young. But there is a difference between a widow’s peak and a receding hairline.
However, around the age of thirty, Chris started to display some temple hair loss and frontal thinning, which were visible even with his naturally uneven hairline. The actor was aware of the problem and seemed quite self-conscious about it. He addressed this issue candidly to the press, expressing concerns about being able to keep portraying the iconic Captain America if his male pattern baldness were to progress :
“I have no problem saying this, but I’m losing my hair […] The fear is this [role] can span 10 years so I can be doing this character until I’m 40. I’m supposed to be like this superior human. He can’t be balding. How horrible would it be if this superior man has male pattern baldness?”
His fear of the impact hair shedding would have on his career may have been enough to convince Chris to get a discreet, natural-looking hair transplant. However, he may simply have started hair growth treatment instead. Mild male pattern baldness often responds well to treatment, and it’s easy to hide your thinning hair when you have access to the best stylists Hollywood has to offer.
Chris was open about being one of the 85% of men who experience androgenetic alopecia (male or female pattern baldness) before the age of 50 . This condition is caused by several factors, such as ageing, genetic predisposition and hormonal activity. When your body produces too much of a certain male hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT), it binds to androgen receptors in your hair follicles. This makes them shrink, preventing them from producing hair.
Male pattern baldness usually starts with a receding hairline and temple hair loss. Then, you may experience frontal balding and hair thinning on the top of your head. If left untreated, hair loss may progress until you develop a growing bald spot on the crown.
Chris’ androgenetic alopecia is mild and photographs taken over the years show a very slow progression of his condition. He seems to barely make it past Norwood stage 2. However, during the early 2010s, he started showing signs of an uneven hairline, temple recession and frontal thinning. Even though he would not have needed many grafts, getting a hair transplant would have been a good way to fix a messed up hairline.
Here is how Chris Evans’ hair has transformed from early childhood into adulthood and up to the present day:
Like most children, Chris started out with a full head of hair. Since he was partial to wearing bangs, it is difficult to tell from his early years photos what his hairline looked like back then, but his forehead seemed rather tall. It is also not possible to tell if he already had his widow’s peak or if it came in later.
After puberty, Chris started wearing short hairstyles, which showed off his face. His widow’s peak is clearly visible in his teenage and early adulthood photos. While his temple points appear to be naturally a little weak, there is no sign of hairline recession. His thick, full, frontal hair also indicates that androgenetic alopecia had not yet started to set in.
Between 2001 and 2003, Chris maintains a nice, juvenile, healthy-looking hairline. While it was not perfectly straight, that was due to his widow’s peak, rather than temporal hair loss.
His broad forehead makes for a rather high-set hairline, which can also be mistaken for recession.
Although minor, Chris’ first signs of hair thinning and balding became visible in 2004, as he cut his hair shorter than he had worn it before. His frontal areas had started to lose density and his hairline was starting to become slightly M-shaped, as its natural arches turned somewhat pointier. During the next years, this trend progressed slowly.
While there is significant speculation online regarding Chris Evans’ hair transplant, nobody seems to be able to pinpoint when the procedure may have taken place. That is because there doesn’t seem to be a single moment in time that permanently solved the actor’s hair woes.
Photos taken less than a year apart show the actor’s hairline looking quite different, possibly as a result of hair treatments or styling choices. It is generally agreed that the procedure would have taken place sometime after 2012 (as that is when he was showing the most signs of hair loss). However, his photos from the following years reveal a straight hairline one year and an M-shaped one the next:
Judging by the photos above, Chris’s hairline is much straighter in 2013 and 2014 than it was in 2012. But in 2015, it is once more clearly M-shaped and quite similar to the way it looked in 2012. The same effect can be noticed during different appearances in the following years, which seems to indicate that the actor sometimes shaves his widow’s peak to make his hairline appear straighter:
While it is not impossible for Chris to have had a hair transplant to correct his temporal hair loss, the frequent hairline fluctuations make this scenario unlikely, especially during such a short period.
After 2021, Chris’s hairline seems to remain rather straight until the present day, with no more hints of a widow’s peak or M shape above his brow. However, there is a visible frontal recession, which is the most obvious in his latest photo, from early 2024. As can be seen below, his hairline is significantly higher than it used to be some years back, meaning his frontal hair shedding may have caught up with his temporal recession.
However, at age 42, Chris still has a head full of beautiful, thick hair, with no signs of balding on the crown. This means he still has not reached Norwood stage 3, maintaining the same stage he was in more than a decade ago.
Assuming that Chris Evans did indeed have a hair transplant, it was most likely performed using the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) technique. This hair restoration method has been very popular in recent years, due to its minimal scarring.
Unlike the Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) technique, which involves harvesting an entire strip of skin from the donor area, FUE uses small punctures to harvest individual hair follicles. That is why it often leaves no visible marks.
Given that Chris is very mindful of his appearance and that his iconic roles involve short hairstyles, risking a FUT scar would likely not have been his first choice. Furthermore, he does not seem to display any type of scar on the back or sides of his head which would indicate FUT.
Since he was experiencing mild androgenetic alopecia, which mostly involved some temple recession and frontal thinning, Chris would only have needed a small top-up.
According to the hair graft calculator, a 1500 hair grafts hair transplant would likely have sufficed to make his hairline and frontal scalp look fuller.
It is difficult to tell how much Chris Evans’ hair transplant may have cost, as there is no information available regarding the time or place where he may have had his hair restoration surgery.
However, given that the actor has been living in Los Angeles for most of his acting career, it is likely that his presumed hair transplant would have been performed in one of the best LA hair clinics. Normally, a high-end 1500 hair graft hair restoration surgery costs around $15.000, similar to the highest hair transplant cost at some of the best hair transplant clinics in the UK. However, since Chris is a very wealthy celebrity, he may have paid significantly more for additional services or treatments.
Had Chris Evans been a regular Joe, an average 1500 graft hair transplant received in LA would have cost him around $11.500. However, had he got the same procedure in the UK, it only would have cost him, on average, £4800, which means approximately $ 6100.
While at a glance, hair restoration surgery may seem expensive, it is a long-term investment in your appearance. That is because a hair transplant is permanent. If you were to add up the cost of hair treatments over decades, it would probably be similar or higher.
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