Image: our favorite (real) beard… Jamie Dornan’s. via WENN
Trying to get your hipster hair on fleek but can’t grow a beard? All isn’t lost. According to the New York Times, more men are remedying their hairless situation by opting for beard transplants. Citing the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, a nonprofit organization and leading authority on hair loss and replacement, the Times states that “beard transplants grew from 1.5 percent of all hair restoration procedures performed internationally in 2012 to 3.7 percent in 2014.”
Guys are getting beard transplants to fill patchy areas, look older, come across as more commanding, or simply to live out their dreams of masculine ruggedness previously deferred by pesky genetics. And thanks to advances in the surgery, which wasn’t available a generation ago, hair transplants are looking way better than they used to. These days, instead of implanting plugs of 15 hairs that look noticeably artificial, the hairs are placed individually and you can regrow them and shave them as you would a natural beard. But the procedure will cost you anywhere between $3,000 to $22,000 big ones.
Hey, if women wear weaves and wigs, then why shouldn’t men be able to fake a beard?