Spex Hair (Spencer Stevenson) a “Hair Loss Mentor”

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Picture of Spex Hair (Spencer Stevenson) showing his website.

For over a decade Spencer Stevenson or “Spex” has helped everyday guys to high profile celebs deal with their individual concerns about hair loss. “I feel it’s important to help hair loss sufferers get the correct information,” said Spencer. Spencer is a world renowned hair loss mentor and advocate.

Spencer has helped educate hair loss sufferers for years

“Dr. Rahal is world renowned for his very natural hairlines. He is known for his artistic ability and he is one of the very best.”

Spencer Stevenson, 37, also known as “Spex Hair” on hair transplant forums, is a world renowned hair loss mentor in England. He is respected by thousands of fellow hair loss sufferers including A-list celebrities. Spencer has helped educate, empower and advise hair loss sufferers for over ten years.  “I really enjoy enabling hair loss sufferers to get as much information and feel empowered with the options available to them,” said Spencer.

Spencer talks about how he became involved in the hair loss industry. “The reason I do this is because the internet was not around when I had my first hair transplant. I was 24-years-old at the time and ill-informed.  I ended up having FIVE unsatisfactory hair transplant procedures by questionable clinics.”

“They told me what I wanted to hear, not what I needed to know”

A good hair restoration doctor will inform a patient of ALL the risks involved in surgery.  Spencer explains, “These questionable clinics didn’t inform me of the risks and all the eventualities that could happen. They told me what I wanted to hear and not what I needed to know. They told me everything was going to be fine.”

“I want to make hair transplant patients aware of all the risks”

Spencer helps hair loss sufferers get the correct information online through his hair blog and forums. “Once I had been repaired (by Dr. Feller in New York) I felt it was important to help hair loss sufferers get the correct information,” said Spencer. “I want to inform and make people fully aware of FDA approved preventative treatments.”

Spencer explains how hair loss is progressive. “It’s very important that patients understand that hair loss is progressive.  And it is vital hair loss sufferers are aware they may need further surgery.” He adds, “Patients might not be able to achieve the goals that they first thought were possible through a hair transplant. They need to be made aware of all the risks involved. That’s my role and I very much enjoy it.”

A picture of Spencer Stevenson before and after his hair restoration.

Spencer is shown here before and after his successful hair transplant surgery with Dr. Feller, in New York. “My hair finally looks natural and age appropriate,” said Spencer.

What are the challenges faced as a hair loss mentor and advocate?

We asked Spencer what challenges he faces in the hair loss industry. “Most hair transplant patients don’t want to expose any devices they use. In the USA it’s a little bit more openly discussed. But I do find here in the UK we are a little bit more tight-lipped about hair transplants.” Spencer adds, “The media is helping change cultural values. The hair loss industry is getting a lot of media attention now. Celebrities are coming out and making the public aware of hair restoration.”

“Hair loss is a horrible curse that is out of our control”

Spencer told us how he was traumatized by hair loss, and why it’s important to shed light on the situation. “It really affected my confidence at such a young age. I became a recluse and lived under a hat. I would avoid social events and became isolated. This is something I do still feel when I interact with a lot of hair loss sufferers.”

Spencer understands the feelings of anxiety that come with thinning hair. “It’s a horrible curse that is out of our control,” said Spencer. “The younger you are the harder it is, and for me it was traumatic. My hair loss affected my dating life because it stripped me of my confidence. I couldn’t interact with the opposite sex. I felt like I didn’t have a great deal to offer them. It was a hard time. It is a reality that hair loss can make you feel inadequate. I now try to help other guys avoid that depression.”

What hair loss treatments did you try? (Plugs, drugs and rugs)

We asked Spencer what type of treatment for hair loss he tried before his procedure. “I started to lose my hair at the age of 21,” said Spencer. “I first tried Minoxidil and other hair loss concoctions. But they never really prevented my balding. I then tried a wig system, which just looked hideous.  I wore this wig system for a matter of weeks and then I had to get it taken off my head.” After several failed attempts to find a treatment for thinning hair that worked for him, Spencer decided to have a hair transplant. “I went down the road of hair restoration at the age of 24. It basically set me up for a long, tedious hair journey.”

How much did you spend on hair transplants?

Spencer had a total of ten hair transplants to correct his receding hairline. He explains to us how much money he spent over the years. “I sort of down play it but I spent around £40k on all the different surgeries. This is taking into account the airfare and hotels.”

What is the secret of a successful hair transplant?

Spencer reveals to us the secret of a successful hair transplant. “It’s all about educating people and research. I want people to be aware of great hair restoration surgeons like Dr. Rahal.”

Dr. Rahal is called the “Hairline King.” How important are hairlines?

We asked Spencer how important it is to have a natural hairline. “Hairlines frame your face. They are essentially the most natural part of the hair transplant procedure. It’s vital.” Spencer explains, “Before I got my hairline repaired it did not look natural and I felt people would notice.”

Spencer talks about Dr. Rahal and hairlines. “Dr. Rahal is world renowned for his very natural hairlines. He densely packs the hairline.” He adds, “Dr. Rahal is known for his artistic ability and he is one of the very best. I know he has a lot of patients that travel all over the world to see him.”

How does your hair look today?

Spencer explains how his hairline looks now. “No one would know I had any issues. My hair looks natural. It is slightly higher but very age appropriate.” Spencer adds, “I responded very well to Finasteride. This has helped maintain and preserve my hair. I am also very confident with my hair now. After all the money I invested and tears over it, I ironically don’t spend much time thinking about my hair anymore.”

“It’s Just hair, what’s the big deal?”

We asked Spencer how he would respond to “it’s just hair what’s the big deal” argument.  Spencer replied, “Until you experience a particular illness or disease yourself, it is not possible to comprehend the issues that are associated. Unfortunately hair loss sufferers have to put up with throwaway comments that are made by none hair loss sufferers who don’t appreciate how privileged they are to have a full head of hair.”

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About Desiree Capstick

Desiree is a writer and blogger at Rahal. She spends most of her time researching and publishing interesting hair loss articles. Outside of work, she plays the violin (a former member of the Isle of Man Symphony Orchestra) and blogs about travel and new media.

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