MOVIE stars Brad Pitt and Eva Longoria have the best celebrity hair, according to the world’s best hair transplant surgeons.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood actor Pitt, 56, and Desperate Housewives icon Longoria, 45, might not be in the first flush of youth – but are head and shoulders above their rivals in the tale of the tresses.
The findings come from the annual survey of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) which looks at the worldwide trends for hair transplants.
Brad Pitt and Eva Longoria have the best celebrity hair
Brad – rumoured to be reuniting with his ex-wife Jennifer Aniston – finished ahead of Thor star Chris Hemsworth, Scottish hunk Gerard Butler and new Bond villain Rami Malek for best male celeb hair.
Meanwhile Eva – a L’Oreal ambassador – was considered a cut above Uptown Girl Christie Brinkley, Avengers star Scarlett Johansson and Aussie actress Margot Robbie by the experts.
Farjo Hair Institute experts
UK-based surgeon Dr Bessam Farjo of the Farjo Hair Institute, said the findings showed that youth does not always define great hair.
He added: “While the ageing process does have an effect on the health and condition of your hair, there are a number of other factors to take into account.
“For example, Brad Pitt obviously does not suffer from male pattern baldness, which is something that affects around seven million men in the UK and half of men after they turn 50.
“Eva was well-known for her shiny, flowing locks in hit TV show Desperate Housewives and is obviously still someone people admire when it comes to her hair.
“While it’s absolutely fine for people to look up to certain celebrities for their hair, it is also important to point out that if you are suffering as a result of hair loss issues there are a number of treatments available that can restore your confidence.”
Global hair transplants
The ISHRS survey also revealed the surge in the numbers of hair transplants carried out globally last year.
Just under 690,000 patients had surgery in 2019, a 13 per cent rise on figures for 2016, with men (84%) still far outnumbering women (16%) in going under the knife.
The total number of people seeking hair restoration treatment has increased more than 150 per cent from a decade earlier.
Asia was the biggest market for hair transplants, with around 197,000 taking place last year. But Europe has seen the biggest growth, shooting up 35 per cent since 2016.
The list of celebrities who’ve had hair transplants includes footballer ace Wayne Rooney, Cold Feet actor John Thomson and former Big Brother contestant Chanelle Hayes.
Earlier this month Emmerdale star Chris Bisson revealed how he turned to surgery over fears his receding hairline would damage his career.