Sam Smith has been very open about their body image issues. At the tender age of twelve, they got liposuction to remove extra fat from their mammaries (boob area). I mean, that particular preteen trauma takes the cake, but I think we can all relate to hating our bodies at that age.
Now the singer is following in the footsteps of Cheyenne Jackson and confessing they got hair transplant surgery. Sam dropped this tidbit in a recent video for Vogue that details their personal beauty routine. If you’re interested, it’s a mere sixteen minutes long and not once do you have to use your brain!
In the video, Sam says “there’s many things about my body I do not like, and I’ve learned to accept.” But they like their eyebrows. And after their surgery, they also like their hair. Sam explains:
“My hair is actually…very… it’s been a touchy place for me, actually. So, I haven’t actually spoken about this before, so I’m gonna speak about it, cuz I don’t actually feel like I have anything to hide.”
Apparently Sam’s hairline began receding about two years ago, and their hairdresser, Paul, suggested that they look into getting a hair transplant. Yikes, that’s like the time I went to the dermatologist to get my trademark Marilyn Monroe facial mole checked out, and the doctor said, “You should really look into getting some Botox for those wrinkles.” Um, do your job and keep your opinions to yourself, thankyouverymuch! But Sam took Paul’s advice:
“I looked into it, and I went to Ireland, and I have had a hair transplant. How stunning is it?”
Then Sam gives a close up of their hairline, which looks like…hair. Normal hair. Fascinating. Take notes, Travolta. Sam adds:
“It’s nice to have hair, but also, if I was bald, I would still own it too. Because bald is beautiful.”
Here’s the vid:
I have a hard time imagining what hair transplant surgery actually consists of. Do they sew the new hair onto your head? Use needles? Replace your entire scalp? I’m too proud to Google, so, instead, I’ll live the rest of my days with that Simpsons Halloween episode as my sole frame of reference: