Hair to­day but what next?

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - WORLD -

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

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