Hello Dr. Rassman! I am a big fan of horror writer Dean Koonz. According to his biography, he had a hair transplant because he was “tired of looking like G. Gordon Liddy.” His “before” picture is here and his “after” picture is here
I don’t know, I’m having trouble believing that those results are from a hair transplant. I’m thinking hairpiece but I thought I’d get an expert’s opinion. I see his picture on the book jacket every day and I can’t help but wonder!
Based on the photos you sent (which I’ve cropped and shown at right), author Dean Koontz’s hairstyle sure is shaped like a bad hairpiece… but that reflects personal taste and maybe it does the trick for him. I don’t know any details about his procedure so I couldn’t really guess as to what is actually going on there. Former Illinois state governor Rod Blagojevich has a similar look and I do not believe that he has a hairpiece.
In the years that I have been involved in hair treatment, I have seen everything imaginable with regard to what the consumer wants his look to be like. It is not unusual for balding men to have facial hair and when many of them get their hair back, the facial hair goes away. With regard to hair pieces, almost nothing shocks me anymore!