Jon first noticed he had alopecia when he looked in the mirror and saw a perfect circle on his chin where there should have been stubble. Within a month he had similar circles at the side of his head then the base of his skull. Starting small the circles expanded to meet each other, Jon was experiencing the effects of alopecia areata. Doctors advised that there wasn’t much that could be done, the hair will either grow back or it won’t. Furthermore, Jon was led to understand, if it doesn’t grow back after a year it’s probably permanent.
By 2009 Jon was looking for alternative solutions, ways to camouflage his increasing baldness. ‘Shaving the hair down wasn’t working’ he remembered. ‘My hair is quite dark and the circles were clearly still visible’.