Did Justin Timberlake secretly get hair plugs before filming ‘Runner Runner’?

Justin Timberlake

This is just a weird little story that was buried in the middle of Mike Walker’s Enquirer gossip column. Walker claims that Justin Timberlake got some hair plugs while preparing to film Runner Runner with Ben Affleck. Maybe he was feeling sensitive because Ben’s got a great head of hair. Who knows. I had to go back and investigate JT’s hairline, and I came up with these photos of him in 2011.

I had to go back two years because — in the interim — JT had developed a fondness for hats. Walker claims this is a telltale sign of thinning-hair insecurity. Things look a little bit sparse up front in these pictures, no? The issue is nothing hugely noticeable unless you’re actually looking with a purpose. Justin’s hairline does seems a little bit bare. Just enough to bother a really vain dude.

Justin Timberlake

These photos stand out in stark contrast to Justin’s hairline at the Runner Runner premiere a few weeks ago. Oh and here is Walker’s bitchy column snippet:

Justin Timberlake

Plug for Justin Timberlake: Yo, dude — your new hair plugs look GREAT! (What? That’s upposed to be a secret? Sorry.)

Anyway, Justin’s always kept his hair cropped short, juggling various hats and caps to cover up his thinning hatch, reports a pal, “because he’s been very self-conscious about his receding hairline — so a few months before he began shooting his new movie Runner Runner, he underwent a series of hair plug transplants.”

The treatments worked great (check it out, fans!) and after years of sensitivity about his thinning locks, the 32-year-old star totally loves that he can now sport contemporary hair styles and quit covering up.

[From Enquirer, print edition, October 28, 2013]

If Justin did get plugs (and his hair looks miraculously lush now), he got some really good ones. He didn’t go the cheapo route and end up looking like John Travolta. Like I’ve already said, the change isn’t even noticeable unless you specifically study his shifting hairline. Whoever did these plugs did a fantastic job.

Justin once again in 2011.

Justin Timberlake

Here he is in 2013. Yep, I think it’s safe to say that JT got some plugs.

Justin Timberlake

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet

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  1. Eve says:

    He should have gotten secret acting lessons instead — not sure that would have worked, but still…

  2. Kaye says:

    Too bad they didn’t come with a complimentary character/personality transplant.

  3. Andrew says:

    Nothing wrong with that since he has money, looks great. Some people worry about stuff like that…at least it ain’t Botox or plastic surgery lol

  4. Dominique says:

    I don’t see it. Every time I see his hair nowadays, though, I see how much it looks like it’s fighting to be curly again.

  5. blue marie says:

    AH HAHAHAHAHAHAHA, asshole.. (that’s all I got)
    *not that there’s anything wrong with it but dude’s vain, he would never want this released.

  6. M says:

    His hairline looks EXACTLY THE SAME! Hair is longer, but the hairline is the same. Justin hasn’t gone anywhere btw, he’s been on award shows, snl, etc. A radically new hairline would have been noticeable. Maybe he got plugs for the middle of his head? Isn’t that where the balding usually begins?

  7. Frida_K says:

    He kind of reminds me of a less-adorable, less-lovable Ellen DeGeneres.

  8. neelyo says:

    Well if anyone could give him advice about hair plugs it would be Affleck.

  9. sheda says:

    I prefer him with the curly locks. Hate how it looks now. So smarmy

  10. eliza says:

    Why does his face make me want to throw my pacifist beliefs aside and punch him in the face? Biehl too. I just have an irrational dislike of them both.

  11. PV says:

    I can’t tell if he had balding at the crown of his head. Justin has always had very curly hair and clearly he had his hair straightened. Instead of plugs, this may just be clever covering of thinning patches with the new styling. And stay-in-place mousse.

  12. Just says:

    Mr always wears a hat…just like NEYO!!

  13. jinni says:

    His hair looks the same. Besides, you can’t accurately compare close cropped, curly hairline to the longer, straightened hairline.

  14. poppy says:

    i love the vitriol he arouses. always good for a laugh.
    he totally deserves it.

  15. shump says:

    Yeah, I don’t see it? His hairline is uneven, it always has been, like it is shaped like a wavy line with peaks and valleys rather than a straight line or a widow’s peak. But it these pictures the only difference I see is length? I’m pretty sure he’s kept it short for so long because of that unfortunate blond fro he had going on in his N’Sync days. It does look straighter, though, like maybe he had it relaxed.

  16. Zooyork says:

    I can’t stand him. I don’t even like his music either. I’ve never liked a single song of his. Douchebag.

  17. Lucy says:

    Eh, can’t really see the difference. I think his hairline might be a bit odd. His hair looks fine to me.

  18. Grant says:

    I don’t think plugs do anything for your hairline, it just changes the volume of hair on your head. Some people have naturally receded hairlines (“fiveheads”) but still have thick and voluminous hair.

  19. Bread and Circuses says:

    I see nothing. Seriously. His hairline looks exactly the same to me. I see no hair plugs.

    Of course, I’m also the one who stares at Megan Fox and says, “I see nothing. Her face looks exactly the same to me. I see no plastic surgery.”

    I maybe don’t have the best instincts for this, in other words.

  20. diva says:

    He looked so much better with the curlier hair or the fade. This straight hair is not working for him.

  21. yup says:

    ben affleck has a hilarious hair plug hairline.
    you can slice butter with it.

  22. Lemme Splain says:

    “That ain’t nuthin’ but Ultraperm.”

  23. angela says:

    I think he just has a big forehead.

  24. Theresa says:

    He hasn’t got hairplugs but it does look like he’s had his hair keratin straightened. It’s not wavy anymore so I think it just looks different because he’s grown it out & straightened it.

  25. Bridget says:

    Haha, jealous of Ben affleck’s hair. Ben got his plugs years ago.

  26. Juniper says:

    No – he wasn’t gone long enough for those. Look at the Wayne Rooney stories about when he (openly) had it done. It takes a while to ‘take’ and you have to be careful with it. Plus – you can tell that Timberlake just had one of those hairlines that wasn’t going to move much.