Bradley Cooper is freaking out over hair loss, hired own on-set stylist to hide it

Bradley Cooper

I’m always up for a new story about friendly neighborhood serial killer Bradley Cooper, and while this one isn’t as entertaining as the one where he refused to wear deodorant, it’s still mildly amusing because I like talking about hair.

In this case, Bradley is allegedly losing his sh-t over losing his hair, which he believes will cause him to lose his (contrived) appeal with da ladies that resulted in him being inexplicably named People’s 2011 Sexiest Man Alive. Apparently, Bradley is so upset and paranoid over this normal process of aging that he’s hired his own hairstylist on the set of Hangover III. He supposedly believes that using one of the production’s stylists would mean that everyone would find out about his hair loss. This sounds a little extreme, right? Lots and lots of A-list actors have merely thrown a rug on it while filming, and no one bats an eye unless it’s a case of looking as bad as Sean Penn’s rug. Oh well, here’s the story from the Enquirer:

Bradley Cooper

Fomer Sexiest Man Alive Bradley Cooper has demanded that his personal hairstylist keep a lid on rumors about his receding hairline. “He brought in a special stylist while he films The Hangover Part III and is paying boucoup bucks for her to sign a confidentiality clause,” says a source.

The actor is receiving rave reviews for his role in Silver Linings Playbook, but Bradley is too focused on his treses to enjoy his success. “He comes from a long line of bald guys and has used Propecia for year,” the source tattles to Star. “Brad’s thrown himself into work and is desperate for an Oscar nod in February, but he’s paranoid about going bald. He thinks it could kill his leading-man status.”

Worried that his hair is a major part of his sex appeal, the insider reveals, Bradley has been “getting a cutting-edge hair-loss treatment and taking a battery of natural supplements — and he’s only washing his hair every three days, with expensive organic shampoos.” Remember, Bradley: it’s the clothes that make the man, not the hair.

[From Star, December 24, 2012]

You know, I’d feel bad for Bradley (and most dudes in general) for freaking out about losing his hair, but I just can’t muster up the sympathy. After all, women have to worry about so many dreadful things (wrinkles, hot flashes, drooping boobs, and so on) in relation to aging, and men can easily take the option of looking “distinguished” like “silver foxes” in their old age. It’s not fair, is it? Bradley could always just shave it all off because bald dudes can be really hot too. Never mind — he’d probably just look like a bald serial killer.

Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper

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  1. Astrid says:

    Word. Hair loss is a “freakout” but women have it worse.

  2. Amy says:

    Could not resist posting this classic by Christine Lavin, who first recorded it as part of “Four Bitchin’ Babes.” This recording has a couple of extra babes on it….

    (Not a virus. Song is called “Bald-headed Men.” Four minutes long and fun if you have four spare minutes and need a laugh.)

  3. Joanna says:

    love his eyes.

    • KLO says:

      To me he will always look good, even with no hair.
      Look at Bruce Willis, I think he even got hotter when he went bald.

      • Aubra says:

        Yes! I see pics of him from even 10 years ago, and is indeed one of those (to me anyhow) that gets better with age. He is definitely going to look a cross between Ralph Fines and Hugh Jackman as he gets older as long as he doesn’t let himself go (let us pray LOL). But he looks good when his hair is cut close (Silver Linings Playbook)

        I use a mix of avocado and vitamin E oil (pure form) on my scalp, take vitamins and my hair grows and is healthy including where it used to be thinning. The best hair product store is Whole Foods! LOL

      • ZenB!tch says:

        @Aubra I just got some very cheap Whole Foods brand shampoo. I also have all the oils in the world but I have recently discovered sulfate free shampoo helps my hair a lot. It’s been growing a lot faster.

        My hair is super curly and I hate it so I do have the odd sympathy for Bradley here. I’m obsessed with hair. I would rather be fat and have shiny wavy hair.

  4. Elceibeno08 says:

    It’s tough for a pretty boy to lose his looks isn’t Bradley? Welcome to the bald men club.

  5. Kimbob says:

    Bradley Cooper? Who cares? He has ZERO sex appeal to me.

    • megs283 says:

      ITA. He and the other “hot” guy Ryan Gosling leave me dry.

      • Esmom says:

        I’m with you. Although Jon Stewart uses a photo of Ryan G in a running bit to keep audience attention and it’s the only photo I’ve ever seen of him where I can say he looks truly hot. Shirtless and buff with a sly smile. Not typically how I think of him.

    • Miss Kiki says:

      He has serial killer eyes and the most smug face ever, what is there to like?! I’ve tried to fancy Gosling but he just leaves my biscuits dry. 🙁

      • V4Real says:

        Yes; he looks like a serial killer. I was thinking it as well. My friend loves him but he does nothing for me, neither does Gosling.

  6. Eleonor says:

    Losing hair is one of men’s most feared nightmare!

  7. carrie says:

    many A list have their own hair stylist on set!
    Johnny Depp has/had his own hair hairstylish,his own make-up artish,his own costume designer and his own sound designer(?)more 4 assistants

  8. Xogami says:

    I agree, he wouldnt look good bald, not everyone’s Jason Statham.

    • Calimero says:

      +1 and don’t forget Bruce Willis, hot..

    • ZenB!tch says:

      Bradley has good reason to be scared because neither of those guys is hot. My friends and I disagree a lot over who is and is not hot but those guys do not make anyone’s hot list.

  9. mkyarwood says:

    omg, WHAT sex appeal!? after he played himself in the Wedding Crashers, all possibility of hormone connection was lost for me.

  10. flor says:

    When a man grows up to be a hot silver fox all the women go “OHMYGODMARRYME”; when a woman grows up and does not color her hair , everyone goes “please, woman, have some respect”. Seriously, I do not know why he is freaking out. He broke out in his thirties because that is the age Hollywood likes its men, if you are younger you are seen as a hearthrob and supposedly have no substance.

  11. Jennika says:

    I saw this headline, and started laughing really hard for some reason. I can see him throwing a Cruise-style freakout, lol

  12. Talie says:

    His hair looks thick to me.

  13. lori says:

    I rea this same story about Chris Pine a few months back and totally believed it….look at his thinning hair. But I don’t believe it about Bradley Cooper. Nope!

  14. plum says:

    This article made me lol so much. The pics just top it off.

  15. Hoya_chick says:

    That last line made me LOL. He is kinda creepy looking. They’d call him the ‘unsub’ on criminal minds. Ha. Po’ thing. He would not look good bald.

  16. Madriani's Girl says:

    If there’s any term I can’t stand, it’s “beaucoup bucks”. What idiot thought that was cool to begin with?

    I think BCoop is a cutie to look at but I know nothing about what he’s supposed to be like as a person. He was really, really good on Law & Order: SVU several years ago.

  17. Sam says:

    I don’t think he looks good at all with this hair. What I do find sexy is the shaved head he sports in Silver Linings Playbook. That is the only time I have found him remotely hot. So, off with it.

  18. stellalovejoydiver says:

    It doesn´t look to me that he is having a receding hairline, look at Anton Yelchin he is the posterchild for that.
    Also having his stylist sign a confidentialy clause worked well, considering the story is in the Enquirer, LOL.
    I dont know why but I have a soft spot for BCòop, but nothing close to sexual attraction.

  19. lucy2 says:

    It doesn’t look like it’s thinning to me. He used to have a much shorter cut back in his TV days that looked better, but I don’t think he’d look good with no hair.

  20. anom says:

    this guy looks like a rat.

  21. hikkilove says:

    i really don’t think that women have it worse. for one, you do realize men get wrinkles too, don’t you? another thing is that your hair is so important to your loo. i couldn’t imagine there is a natural aging process that could do much worse looks wise than loosing your hair. especially considering his career. he’s a pretty boy. he needs that hair. he’s no sean penn in terms of acting. he’s not an action hero either. his looks are all he’s got and he probably realizes it. he also does not have the head shape for being bald.i feel really bad for him if this is true.

  22. BRE says:

    My husband started losing his hair at 18. sometimes he says to me “that guy over that is just at the acceptance phase yet”. Bradley shouldn’t worry, he would look hot bald

  23. mom2two says:

    Speaking as someone who is married to someone in the bald men’s club, I have to say it’s not the hair that makes the man. It’s confidence! Bruce Willis, Terry o’Quinn and Jason Statham wear bald very well.

    Bradley Cooper is just not attractive to me…there is just something about him that says skeezy. I feel bad because he is from my area and I feel like I should root a fellow Philadelphia area guy, but I can’t.

    • miss c says:

      i went to school with him, he got hair plugs after He’s Just Not that Into You .

      he has more hair at 35 then 25.

  24. vvvoid says:

    What hair loss?

  25. Mrs. Ari Gold says:

    He would look really bad bald and I actually like bald guys.

    I loved “Silver Linings Playbook” and now I like him a lot more than I used to – even though I’m sure he’s still such an a**hole. I want to see the movie again – it’s an intelligent romantic comedy and feel good movie!

  26. S uk says:

    This has been proven to be a load of rubbish!! And what’s your deal with disliking him so much did you date someone who dumped you and resembled him????

  27. Christina says:

    Why does everyone assume Bradley is like his character in Wedding Crashers?? He is nothing at all like that. All the people who think that, have any of you ever read or watched any interviews with him?? Maybe watched him breakdown on Inside The Actors Studio talking about becoming an actor & his family support etc etc, looking at his ill father in the audience just a couple months before he passed away?? He is not an asshole! He has a reputation in the industry as being a nice, down to earth guy. You cannot just look at a persons facial expression from a few pictures or use a character they play in a movie to judge their entire personality or demeanor. He gets a bad rap all because he plays assholes well in movies. He also played Will on Alias, who was a super nice , loving guy. Oh yeah and this story is bullshit, he is not that vain and his hair is clearly not receding at all. If he was that vain, he would have had his facial scars fixed.

    • lll says:

      I know some claim he’s had plugs or whatever. His hairline looks the same to me.
      Only difference I’ve seen with his hair, is it has gotten darker.

  28. Carolyn says:

    There are many men out there with really nice faces and good-shaped heads who look fab bald. I don’t get the fuss about men losing their hair. Big huge beer guts are a real turn-off…a bald head, not at all.

    Pausing for a moment…I didn’t realise how good looking Cooper is. PS I don’t get the appeal of Gosling either.