Hair Transplants, Pakistan’s New Weapon of Mass Seduction

Hair transplants: Pakistan’s new weapon of mass seduction

Mohammad Shahid, a handsome but follically challenged young man, battered by years of taunts that follow the barren-headed and the beardless in Pakistan, undergoes a hair transplant, a growing trend amongst Pakistan’s male population.

A hair transplant clinic in Peshawar. In the north-western city, home to underground Taleban hideouts and a gateway for trade to Afghanistan, men go about their business in the crowded dusty streets, their faces covered by bushy black beards that would make Captain Haddock proud. The city’s roads are filled with giant billboards of celebrities once bald but now all smiles. They extol the virtues of manhood restored surgically with a few well-placed tufts of hair.