Many guys deal with male-pattern baldness by growing a goatee to compensate, but what if you’ve got the opposite problem — a lush scalp and a patchy beard? Turns out there’s a medical solution. Hell, it’s becoming a social necessity for barefaced hipsters in Brooklyn, reports the New York Post.
Costing as much as $8,500 (equivalent to a month’s supply of artisinal strawberry preserves), the eight-hour operation – during which a doctor implants head hair, or less ideally chest hair, into the face — is apparently becoming mainstream, which means beard-challenged hipsters must feel extra conflicted.
“Brooklyn is probably the nucleus of the trend, it’s the hipster ‘look’ guys want,” surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Epstein told the Post. “If you have a spotty beard, and you let it grow out, it looks sloppy. … Beards are an important male identifier.”
That’s true, but another “important male identifier” is not giving a f*ck about fashion trends. Still, we can’t begrudge any guy the joy of running his fingers through his facial jungle, even if it costs him a fortune to do so. If you can afford it, go for it! If you can’t, start a Change.org petition to get it covered by Obamacare!
And just for the record, we were listening to Australian band the Beards way before they were popular:
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