Jamie Laing is one of the most recognisable faces from E4’s Made in Chelsea, largely thanks to his shock of white-blonde hair. But he has revealed that his famous hairline has been enhanced with a hair transplant in recent years.
So what do we know about Jamie Laing’s hair transplant? Let’s find out all about Jamie’s hair loss journey, including how many hair grafts he had, where his hair transplant took place, and whether his hair is naturally blonde.
Yes, Jamie Laing had a hair transplant after starting to develop a receding hairline at around 18 years old.
“I had an issue with my hair. I was insecure about it, I’m not the coolest guy in the world. Then I was just like: what am I going to do? A buddy of mine said to me, I’m going to have a hair transplant — come with me, let’s go and do it.”
Jamie had his hair transplant in 2018. In this interview, he talks about the decision to get a hair transplant, and discusses it in the public eye:
While Jamie started losing his hair at an early age, it was more than ten years before he decided to get a hair transplant. Here are the before and after results:
Jamie’s post-transplant hairline is much straighter and fuller, giving him the confidence to grow it out to his preferred length.
Let’s see how Jamie’s hair has changed over the years, both pre- and post-transplant.
When Jamie first appeared on Made In Chelsea in 2011, his hair was much longer, though it was still his trademark white-blonde shade. There’s some slight recession visible along his hairline, though he still appears to have good coverage in general.
Wearing your hair longer in the early stages of hair loss can be a good way to hide thinning hair. It’s why mid-length cuts and brushed forward quiffs are some of the most popular male hairstyles for a receding hairline.
By 2017, Jamie had cut his hair short, possibly to disguise the extent of his hairline recession. His light-coloured hair also helps his hairline blend into his look.
Jamie revealed his hair transplant on Made in Chelsea in 2018. Stills from the show highlight a small red band around his hairline and temples, where his grafts were implanted:
This is likely to have been around one month after his hair transplant took place. There’s some lingering redness, but the scabs have fallen off and any swelling has gone down.
By 2021, Jamie’s hair transplant had grown in, giving him a straighter, fuller hairline:
Jamie’s new hairline allows him to experiment with wearing his hair at different lengths, since he’s no longer conscious about hiding his hairline recession.
Jamie Laing had his hair transplant at an unnamed clinic in Nottingham in the UK. Hair transplants in Nottingham tend to be among the cheapest in the UK, with only Portsmouth and Sheffield ranking lower in the cheapest hair transplants in the UK.
Jamie describes his clinic experience as “walking through somebody’s kitchen to the surgery at the back.” He also said his friend, who got his hair transplant at the same time, said they could get a “two-for-one hair transplant” at the clinic.
While Jamie seems to be pleased with the outcome of his surgery, these kinds of deals should ring alarm bells for anyone seeking high-quality hair transplant care. While the standard of care is usually high in the UK, there are still some clinics waiting to take advantage of those who are self-conscious about their hair loss.
Getting a hair transplant is a big decision, and there are some risks involved. So it’s important to do your research and have multiple consultations to find the right clinic for you.
Jamie revealed that his hair transplant consultant said he didn’t really need a hair transplant. This suggests he may have benefitted from non-surgical hair loss treatments, such as using Finasteride or Minoxidil.
However, he decided to go ahead with the surgery and get enough grafts to cover his thinning frontal areas.
Jamie had a 2,000-graft hair transplant to tackle his receding hairline and temple hair loss.
The majority of his grafts were in zones one and two, in order to address his frontal balding:
On average, UK clinics charge £3.25 per hair graft. So Jamie Laing’s hair transplant probably cost around £6,500.
However, he may have paid slightly less than this, since Nottingham clinics tend to be cheaper than elsewhere in the UK.
Jamie has revealed that he bleaches his hair to achieve his trademark blonde look. Older pictures shared by Made In Chelsea co-star Andy Jordan reveal that Jamie is a natural redhead:
Dozens of celebrities have stepped forward to reveal they’ve had FUE or FUT surgery to enhance their hairlines. Here are more celebrity hair transplants you might have missed:
At the Wimpole Clinic, we work with celebrity and non-celebrity clients alike to create fantastic hair restoration results. Arsenal footballer Rob Holding’s hair transplant is just one of our team’s hair transplant success stories.
Here are his results before his hair transplant and 20 months later:
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