Celebrities with Scalp Micropigmentation: The Truth Behind Their Perfect Hairlines

By Emily M.| Last updated on April 10, 2024
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Scalp micropigmentation, a permanent makeup treatment that camouflages baldness, receding hairline or bald spots, has been here for years, and its popularity keeps growing.

Also known as a hair tattoo, this treatment is done by inserting pigment in the form of dots into the scalp, thus creating a flattering buzz-cut look.

Therefore, it’s no wonder that some famous people opted for this treatment as a way to improve their looks. Here’s the list of celebrities with scalp micropigmentation.

Jamie Foxx

A household name in Hollywood, Jamie Foxx is maybe best known for his award-winning role of Ray Charles in the biographical movie Ray.

Jamie Foxx, who obviously wanted to improve his looks by camouflaging the receding hairline, decided to get scalp micropigmentation in his 40s. He went for a strong, clearly defined hairline which is a very popular choice.

We have to admit that Foxx’s scalp micropigmentation looks so natural, that you can’t tell it’s actually a tattoo.


Image source: Instagram @iamjamiefoxx

Vin Diesel

The star of Fast and Furious has a recognizable buzz-cut look. It is said that his subtle hairstyle is most often requested at scalp micropigmentation salons.

Vin Diesel doesn’t have as strong and clearly defined hairline as Jamie Foxx, but a subtle and more natural look. If we look at the recent photos of Vin Diesel, it seems like his hair tattoo is pretty faded.

Since scalp micropigmentation doesn’t fade as quickly, there’s a rumor he’s had scalp tricopigmentation instead, which generally lasts much shorter.

Scalp micropigmentation is a cosmetic tattoo that doesn’t last forever – the pigment tends to fade and it can last from 4 to 10 years, depending on the skin type and lifestyle.

Tricopigmentation is a similar and slightly less popular treatment that lasts for up to 2 years tops.


Image source: Instagram @vindiesel

Ricky Bell

While most celebrities are usually mysterious about the procedure they’ve had, no matter if it is some kind of cosmetic surgery or a permanent makeup treatment, a famous American singer and actor Ricky Bell is very open about getting scalp micropigmentation.

He says that SMP has been a life-changing experience for him. He stopped wearing a baseball hat all the time and felt much more confident about himself. 


Image source: YouTube Screenshot SCALPA

Quinton Fortune

A former Manchester United star, Quinton Fortune is another one of the celebrities with scalp micropigmentation. This South African professional football coach decided to refresh his look in 2012 by getting a hair tattoo.

The clinic has done a tremendous job since his hairline really looks natural and the tattoo itself resembles a natural buzz cut completely. 


Image source: YouTube Screenshot HisHairClinic

Andros Townsend

Andros Townsend, an English professional footballer, started dealing with hair loss in his early 20s. This high-profile athlete decided to deal with the issue by combining 2 popular techniques – scalp micropigmentation and hair transplant.

Scalp micropigmentation came first so that his receding hairline would be covered up. The footballer shaved his head and had SMP around his temples, which was the most problematic area.

A year later, he had a hair transplant. Scalp micropigmentation done before hair transplant made the results look dense, more natural, and fuller.


Image source: Instagram @androstownsend

Nicky Jam

An American singer and actor Nicky Jam is another celebrity with scalp micropigmentation. He had the treatment a few years ago.

He decided to get it darker on top and lighter on the sides, to create the effect of hair of different lengths, for the most natural results.

If we look at the more recent photos of Nicky Jam, we can notice that his SMP looks more prominent and not faded at all, so we can assume he had a color boost or a refreshment of his SMP.

As said above, this tattoo fades after some time and lasts 10 years tops, so needs a touch-up after a few years to look fresh.


Image source: Instagram @nickyjam

To Wrap Up

Scalp micropigmentation is one of the least invasive ways to deal with baldness, so it’s no wonder this treatment is getting more and more popular. It is very likely that we will see more celebrities with scalp micropigmentation, who always invest in their looks in order to look perfect in front of cameras.

On PMUHub, you can learn everything you need to know about scalp micropigmentation. Browse through the Before and After Gallery or explore our series of articles that answer the most common questions about scalp micropigmentation procedure.

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