Hair today but what next?
ROME: It’s the question that has got everyone in Italy scratching their heads – just what is going on with Silvio Berlusconi’s hair?
Photographs taken recently of the 73-year-old prime minister seem to show him with a good head of hair one day but then visibly thinner a couple of days later.
A further two days on and his thatch has mysteriously reappeared.
The media tycoon had a hair transplant in 2004, days before he was pictured with Tony and Cherie Blair when they holidayed at his Sardinian villa.
Much to the embarrassment of the Blairs, Mr Berlusconi appeared with them wearing a black and white bandanna to protect his scalp from the sun.
Yesterday Italian newspapers printed a series of photos showing his changing hairline. La Repubblica said his hair had “undergone an amazing mutation”.
One Italian commentator said: “Berlusconi takes great pride in his public appearance and we know he has had a hair transplant, wears powder and always has a year-round tan.
“The photos are quite striking. In one he does look particularly pale and the hairline does appear noticeably higher, yet two days later he is looking fit and well and back with a full crown of hair.”
One report suggested that stress may have led to his hair falling out. Berlusconi spent much of last year fighting off allegations involving models and escort girls and he is facing several corruption trials. – Daily Mail