Did he have another hair transplant? Karl Stefanovic displays thicker locks and a suspiciously straight hairline at charity gala – as a photo resurfaces of him with a leading cosmetic specialist
Karl Stefanovic underwent a hair transplant while on a six-week break from the Today show several years ago, according to his former colleague Richard Reid.
And the 44-year-old journalist may have invested in a follow-up procedure recently, if a rather telling photo taken on Saturday night is anything to go by.
Karl displayed several tell-tale signs of a fresh hair transplant at a charity fundraiser on the Sunshine Coast, including noticeably thicker locks and a suspiciously straight hairline.
Hmm! Karl Stefanovic displayed thicker, darker hair and a straighter hairline at a charity gala in Queensland over the weekend, sparking rumours he may have undergone a hair transplant. Slide right to see what Karl looks like now, and slide left to see him in May 2015
A close inspection of Karl’s hair, in particular the top and front, reveals that it looks thicker and darker than usual.
Older photos of the Channel Nine star show him with visible thinning at the front, however this is no longer discernible.
The most interesting feature is the hairline itself, which is unnaturally straight. This is considered one of the hallmarks of a hair transplant.
Changes: Karl had a natural-looking, uneven hairline in his early thirties (left, in 2007). He now has an unnaturally straight hairline, which is considered a tell-tale sign of a hair transplant
Photos of Karl dating back to the late 2000s show that he once had a natural-looking, uneven hairline in his early thirties.
But somehow his hairline has straightened itself out over the past few years, leading to speculation he may have gone under the knife.
Furthermore, Karl’s once-visible widow’s peak has been replaced with a more box-shaped hairline.
Re-growing hair? Karl’s once-visible widow’s peak has been replaced with a more box-shaped hairline. Pictured left on October 16, 2008 in Sydney
While Karl has never admitted to having a hair transplant, he is understood to be on friendly terms with Dr Jennifer Martinick, who describes herself ‘as one of the world’s leading hair restoration physicians’.
Two years ago, he was pictured with Dr Martinick at an event at Crown Perth. It’s unclear if Karl was ever one of her patients.
Earlier this year, showbusiness reporter Richard Reid said that Karl took a six-week break from the Today show to have a hair transplant back in the day.
Specialist: While Karl has never admitted to having a hair transplant, he is understood to be on friendly terms with Dr Jennifer Martinick (left), who describes herself ‘as one of the world’s leading hair restoration physicians’. Pictured at an event at Crown Perth two years ago
While a contestant on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, the U.S. journalist recalled the moment he discovered Karl’s hair loss.
‘So I go into the hair room, and this guy looks up and he’s kind of balding… it was Karl Stefanovic without his spray-on hair!’ he told his campmates.
‘He has spray-on hair?’ Gogglebox star Angie Kent replied in shock.
‘Yep! And then he went away and got hair plugs. He had one of those six-week vacations and came back with [makes gesture for hair plugs],’ Richard responded.
‘And he still used the spray-on until it filled in.’
Bombshell: Earlier this year, showbusiness reporter Richard Reid (pictured) said that Karl took a six-week break from the Today show to have a hair transplant back in the day
In 2017, the Sydney Morning Herald reported that Karl underwent a ‘subtle hair transplant’ because he was feeling the ‘pressure’ to look younger.
The publication claimed he had the procedure a few years prior to cover thinning at the front and top.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Karl Stefanovic’s representatives for comment.
Hair-raising headlines! In 2017, the Sydney Morning Herald reported that Karl underwent a ‘subtle hair transplant’ because he was feeling the ‘pressure’ to look younger