1. Jude Law’s iconic hairstyles through the years
  2. When did Jude Law start to have hair loss problems?
  3. How did he manage to solve his hair problems?
  4. Did he have a hair transplant or not?
  5. Other celebrities who had hair transplants
  6. FAQ

Jude Law is a versatile actor from the UK known for his standout performances in The Talented Mr. Ripley, Closer, Contagion, Artificial Intelligence, Existenz, and I Heart Huckabees. He’s also starred in various television shows, including The Young Pope and The Third Day. 

His love life has brought Law’s name to headlines numerous times over the years, whether for his divorce from the beautiful Sadie Frost or his subsequent relationship with the equally beautiful Sienna Miller (both accomplished performers in their own right). 

But there’s another key reason the media has taken such fervent interest in him: Jude Law’s hair loss.

And this leads us to the Jude Law hair mystery — did he have a hair transplant or not?

In this post, we’ll explore the changing state of Law’s hair, his hair loss, and more!

Jude Law’s iconic hairstyles through the years

In 1999’s The Talented Mr. Ripley, one of Jude Law’s most well-known roles, the actor sported a dashing blonde hairstyle that might best be described as “foppish”. It looked strong, healthy, and dense. However, Law had a mature hairline exacerbated by his widow’s peak and a slight recession at the temples. 

Jude Law's hairline in the movie The Talented Mr. Ripley
Jude Law with a foppish hairstyle in The Talented Mr. Ripley

In the early 2000s, Law opted for a fashionably messy style, typically with blonde highlights. He was firmly in heartthrob territory during this period, which made him an ideal choice for the 2004 remake of Alfie. 

Jude Law's hairline in the movie Alfie
Law with a messy hairstyle in the 2000s

He wore a foppish style again in the period sci-fi adventure Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, also in 2004. 

Jude Law mature hairline in Sky Captain movie
Jude Law in Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

His hair was longer and more unkempt than before in 2007’s My Blueberry Nights. 

Jude Law's new hair style in My Blueberry Nights
Jude Law in My Blueberry Nights

But by 2010’s Sherlock Holmes, Jude Law’s hair was significantly shorter and appeared to have a v-shape. He started to have a receding hairline, but his hair still appeared to be fairly dense in this movie.

Jude Law's mature hairline in the Sherlock Holmes movie
Jude Law in Sherlock Holmes

Jumping ahead to 2014’s Black Sea, Law’s receding hairline — and that widow’s peak — had become more pronounced. 

Jude Law's receding hairline in Black Sea movie
Jude Law in Black Sea

In 2015’s Spy, Law’s hairline was longer and appeared thicker, though it’s likely this was a hairpiece. 

Jude Law's dense hairline in Spy movie
Jude Law in Spy

While playing young Albus Dumbledore in 2018’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Jude Law’s hair looked thick and strong, though his hairline was as high as ever. 

Jude Law's hairline in Fantastic Beasts movie
Jude Law in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

And as of the 2020s The Third Day series, Law’s hair was messy and thick, but no more so than before. 

Jude Law pattern baldness in Third Day movie
Jude Law in The Third Day

When did Jude Law start to have hair loss problems?

Jude Law appears to have had male pattern baldness for as long as he’s been in the public eye (see the below image from 1994’s Shopping). 

Jude Law's young, dense hairline in Shopping movie
The signs of male pattern baldness were visible from a young age

His hairline has continued to recede, though, making his widow’s peak more noticeable over time. By 2013, it appeared that Law’s hair loss had reached a new point of severity. The hairline started much further back on his scalp and the widow’s peak was almost an island.

Jude Law hair transplant rumours
Jude Law’s crown looked almost completely bald in 2013

How did he manage to solve his hair loss issues?

It seems that the actor has accepted his hair loss. In an interview with iO Donna, the topic of Jude Law hair loss was confronted head-on — and he claims that he “couldn’t care less” about his hair loss.

Hair transplant or hair system?

There’s little evidence to suggest that there’s any truth to the Jude Law hair transplant rumours, though his hair density does appear to have fluctuated over the past decade.

Jude Law had a much more defined hairline in the 2015 movie Spy, his corners looked far less receded than before and his whole head of hair looked denser.

His hair seemed to be back to its old form in certain interviews during the buildup to the movie, which suggests that he may have been using a hair system to hide his male hair loss.

Jude Law hair loss

By having longer hair in Captain Marvel, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, and The Third Day, Law might have found it easier to hide the extent of his receded hairline. 

If Law did undergo a hair transplant, though, it’s possible that he chose a Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method over a traditional Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT).

Numerous other celebrities have benefited from their hair transplants, such as Wayne Rooney, David Silva and Antonio Conte, so Law would be in good company. 

What is an FUE hair transplant?

An FUE hair transplant involves extracting healthy hair follicles from the back and sides of the head (the “donor areas”). These are implanted into the thinning/balding spots to cultivate new growth over the following 12 – 18 months. 

This type of treatment causes no visible scarring in the donor areas. But that’s not the case with FUT hair transplants, during which surgeons remove a strip of flesh from the back of the head to harvest follicles. 

This leaves a visible scar a few inches wide and limits the patient’s flexibility to wear their hair short if they want to keep their surgery discreet. 

HairPalace’s doctors use the cutting-edge FUE2 Safe System method to achieve exceptionally natural, seamless results. There’s no visible scarring and 90 – 95 percent of hairs will grow back. 

The revolutionary FUE2 hair transplant method

People may wonder why the Jude Law hairline wasn’t lowered if he did undergo a hair transplant. And that’s a valid point: a skilled surgeon could have brought it down to create a fuller effect. 

However, if Law wanted to keep his treatment private, a sudden shift in his hairline’s position could have attracted more media attention than he would like. 

Ultimately, though, it’s not obvious whether Law has had a hair transplant. But he would be an ideal candidate: he seems to have enough donor hair on the back and sides of his head, so surgeons could harvest follicles from the donor area effectively. 

If you want to explore your own options, check our ultimate hair transplant guide, or get in touch with our team now to book a free consultation!

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What were his most famous hairstyles?

Some of Jude Law’s most famous hairstyles include his stylish cut in The Talented Mr. Ripley, his messy highlighted style in Alfie, and his longer, more flamboyant look in I Heart Huckabees. His hair often changes drastically from one film to the next.

When did he start to go bald?

Jude Law appeared to have a fully mature hairline by his early to mid twenties. This receded a little more over subsequent years, and his hair loss was particularly noticeable by 2013 – 14.

Did he have any kind of hair treatment?

There is no evidence to suggest Jude Law had a hair treatment or hair transplant, though it is possible.