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Status Quo’s Francis Rossi Cuts Ponytail as Hair Loss Sets In

status quo's franics rossi's hair lossAfter 35 years of wearing the same trademark ponytail, Status Quo’s Francis Rossi has literally cut all ties to his youth. The outgoing and charismatic showman lopped off his iconic locks when he realised that the grip of male pattern baldness was closing in.

The 59-year-old guitarist first grew his hair long in the 70s as the band shot to fame and has sported the style ever since.

“It looked fabulous – I felt like a fashion icon,” Rossi said.

But Rossi admits he is no longer able to carry off lengthy locks as his hair has started to thin.

“In the past few years my hair has got so thin that there’s not enough to work into a decent ponytail,” he said. “A few weeks ago it dawned on me that I looked ridiculous. So I decided to forget about clinging to my youth and that it was time to grow old gracefully.”

Little did the music legend know that with the right treatment he could still grow old gracefully with his hair intact.

Male pattern baldness affects two-thirds of men by the time they’re 50 but the figure rises to 80% in over 70 year-olds. Remarkably 70% of British men think nothing can be done about hair loss and it looks like Status Quo’s leading man was part of that majority.

status quo's francis rossi cuts hairThe truth is, if Rossi started using the right hair loss treatments when he first noticed his hair was starting to thin, the situation could have been a lot different.

There are three treatments proven to prevent and reverse hair loss, and if Propecia, Minoxidil and the HairMax LaserComb are combined in the right quantities and administered with the correct hair growth boosters, hair loss will almost always be cleared up – that’s a fact.

Even in the most stubborn cases of male pattern baldness the effects can be stopped and reversed provided you seek the right advice and treatment… SEE FOR YOURSELF.

For more information on the best combination of treatments for male pattern hair loss, contact the Belgravia Centre on 020 7730 6666 or send an email.

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12th March, 2009 at 1:09 pm


Francis Rossi has had several hair transplants and could even be seen advertising hair replacement treatments on behalf of a hair transplant clinic in the national press. They clearly didn't work.

19th March, 2009 at 3:06 pm


When a hair transplant is undertaken, only a limited amount of hair can be transferred from one area to another, this is why it is possible for a hair loss sufferer to leave it too late for a hair transplant (when the area of baldness is too large to be replaced by hair from the sides). It also means that the hair that is transplanted will usually be applied around areas of natural hair growth that is still susceptible to hair loss. If these areas are not treated with an effective treatment programme, the hair will most likely fall out and create further areas of baldness or thinning hair, which may have been the case with Francis Rossi.

14th September, 2009 at 3:06 pm

Willie Brown. Musselburgh in Scotland

I was utterly horrified when I saw Francis's hair cut short. He has been a guitar hero to me for decades and still is, but I think he should have kept the pony tail on, even though it was a bit lean. It's just not the same seeing him on stage without the long hair imagery that he always had. I was really stunned and went away and had a long think about life and old age. Willie.

28th June, 2010 at 10:49 pm



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