Are you In-sheared?

Your hair looks like a million bucks!

Hey, that’s a great compliment to hear but for some people it’s also a spot on declaration of the worth of their hair. Celebrities have been insuring different parts of their bodies for years now. Let’s just say that you wouldn’t ever want to damage J-Lo’s booty or Heidi Klum’s glorious legs.

More recently, though, celebs have been putting a price on their locks. Now when you think about that, who would first come to mind? Jessica Simpson? Sure. Fabio? Why not! But would you guess that the world’s most expensive head of hair belongs to a football star? Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers is rockin’ a thick, beautiful mane that has a one million dollar insurance policy sitting on it. There’s no word on what exactly would prompt a claim on this policy (he was actually “taken down” by his hair during one football match with no repercussions) but it seems best that we give his luxurious hair some distance. And with hair the size of his, you may be in the market for some binoculars!


(illustration by Jack Kurzenknabe)

Now you might have a death wish if you try to chop a lock of Polamalu’s hair off and sell it at auction but some other lucky people managed to hold onto certain other celebrity’s hair and bring in a nice profit.

A lock of John Lennon’s hair sold for $48,000. Beethoven’s for $7,300. The highest priced ‘do though? The man in the blue suede shoes. Elvis Presley’s snippet of hair sold at auction for an unbelievable $115,000!

Given the fact that some celebrities spend that amount on their hair’s upkeep each year, I guess we can’t be too surprised by the thousands of dollars that fans will spend to own some of their lovely locks.

Next time I’m in Hollywood, though, I’ll be packing some pruning shears!

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