Bret Michaels of Poison fame has been associated with his famous bandanna for so long, it’s hard to imagine him without it. He literally never takes it off, but now we might have more of an insight into why that is. Aside from the fact that it’s his signature look, his bandanna also provides a very convenient cover-up for a problem he’s been concealing from the world – the problem of his receding hairline.
He’s already admitted to using ‘hair extensions’ to hide his baldness. To you and I, that means he’s been wearing a hair system or toupee. You don’t wear one of those unless you’re going bald. In his particular situation however, the fact that Bret Michaels is so strongly associated with his bandanna has worked in his favour for a very long time, but we believe now is the time to give up the act. Going bald is, after all, nothing to be ashamed of.
Singer, songwriter, actor and television personality. Bret Michael Sychak was born on March 15th 1963 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Usually seen wearing his trademark bandanas and cowboy hats, Bret Michaels became a rock icon as the frontman of Poison, one of the biggest hair metal bands of the 1980s. He has also recently become a reality television star with Rock of Love and Rock of Love 2. While pursuing his dreams, Michaels has wrestled with a chronic disease. At the age of 6, Michaels was diagnosed with diabetes. Throughout his career, he has taken insulin and measured his blood sugar levels to manage his illness. This hasn’t stopped him becoming one of the biggest (and most recognisable) rock stars of all time.
About his hair, to be fair he’s 51 years old. Most of us start losing hair by then anyway, and it’s not like people will look at him any differently. Bret is still incredibly popular in the United States. His current tour is an absolute sell-out, and his army of fans is nothing short of astonishing.
Perhaps he’s concerned about how such a dramatic change in his image might affect his career from now on. Let’s face it, it’s not always easy to keep the show on the road when the attention and loyalty of your fans is being shared with newer, younger and more up-to-date acts. For the same reason as why so many celebrities (men and women) choose cosmetic surgery or hair transplant surgery later on in life, keeping up with what is expected of you can never be an easy task. Even Bret has to consider his career, especially after being dropped by his record label and entering into a dubious partnership with troubled actor Charlie Sheen.
He’s going to have to give up the bandanna someday. Bret Michaels could always consider scalp micropigmentation, but given his trademark style, a larger hair system is the route we think he’ll take.