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Do barbers/hairdressers notice anything or ever comment on the fact you have had a Transplant

scepticsausage

scepticsausage

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This actually scares me, if i were to have a transplant i would want to keep it to myself so how do you get around the hair cut issue?
 
sl

sl

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Depends on the stylist and the type of person they are and probably on the relationship they have with you. I know some who have had surgery and would not be unprofessional in their approach to clients who also have had it. Some may well say something to you or to others but for many and most the surgery is not that detectable and the stylist may have no clue. So, no hard and fast rule but I think how obvious the surgery result is and the person whom you go to makes a difference. Most clinics probably have had hair stylists as clients and I think they would be good to go to if they are happy for others to know of their surgery and I know someone who posted on this forum who is a great stylist and a great choice for a HT patient to go to but is based in the south of England.
 
bullitnut

bullitnut

4 awesome repairs with SMG
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If going to the barbers is an issue then you could always use a mobile one that comes to your home. I was anxious about this myself but I've never been questioned about it since my repair with SMG. I personally think it depends on how good the HT is as to whether they say anything......if you get butchered and it doesnt look natural it may get commented upon but if it looks natural you should be ok.

For most it's no issue at all.....unless off course you use the same barber as before and they will obviously know then something has been done.

My advice is either use a barber from out of town or a mobile one first to get your confidence after having a HT
 
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thincity

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While it's hard (and embarrassing) I would suggest being open with your barber or stylist about your transplant. The lady cutting my hair does miracles with what I have. Only once she really cut my back very short and my big scar on the right side was badly exposed.
 
bullitnut

bullitnut

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Thincity your approach makes a lot of sense thinking about it dude. If you visit a barbers when its quiet sceptic and have a word in their ear I'm sure 99 percent would be helpful and understanding.....it will probably work in your advantage too as they will know how best to style your hair then.
 
Bigmac

Bigmac

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I think they only notice bad work. If I mention to barbers I've had hair transplants, they don't believe me at first.
 
JoeTillman

JoeTillman

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I think they only notice bad work. If I mention to barbers I've had hair transplants, they don't believe me at first.
Same here. My current stylist has been cutting my hair for about seven years now but when I first went to her, she had no clue. In fact, no one has anytime I've changed stylists so I think it really comes down to the quality of the work. Bad quality work will always get a comment but the type of comment depends on the type of person the stylist is. Just like in life, you'll run into some that are cognizant of it maybe being a touchy issue, and others will just blab and ask about it loudly, in front of everyone, on a the busiest day of the week, and people will turn to look to see who said what they said and who they were saying it to.
 
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horris

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I was also sceptical and decided to go to the barbers when it was quiet and was just honest and it turned out my barber has had 2 ht's. I also find it useful as I now have a different hairstyle from my last 20 years hairstyle do I asked about styles, hairdryer benefits, good combs etc and the answers really helped.