2014 Oscar Nominees Receive Hair Transplant Vouchers in Gift Bags

By Lauren Quick | 02/26/2014 3:17:00 PM


Chicago-based surgeon Dr. William Yates has provided the Academy Awards gift bags with vouchers for free hair transplants using a new-age procedure, according to NBC Chicago.

click image to zoomvia Wikimedia Commons The voucher comes in first on the list of ridiculously priced gift bag items, as its cash value is $16,000 (just slightly more than the second-most expensive item, a $15,000 walking tour of Japan).

Yates uses equipment known as ARTAS, which he says is less invasive and results in a shorter recovery time than hair plugs.

When asked if he was worried about potentially handling the heads and hairs of A-List celebrities, Yates doesn't seem fazed. "Everybody's hair is the same to me," Yates says.

Wonder if any nominees will look a little different in the coming year? We'll have to wait and see!







Lauren Quick, Assistant Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair

Lauren has been Assistant Editor since January 2014. Lauren attended the University of Missouri School of Journalism and is an avid Tigers fan. Her emphasis area was magazine journalism, specifically editing, and she obtained minors in sociology and Spanish. Lauren was a department and web editor for Vox magazine and a reporter for the Columbia Missourian newspaper before she worked at Modern Salon.

She grew up in Springfield, Mo., and now lives in the Chicago area with her wheaten terrier, Lucy. You can e-mail Lauren at lquick@vancepublishing.com or connect on Google+.


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