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Title: Bono's hair
Post by: philip861 on August 02, 2009, 02:16:55 PM
Seeing Bono up (reasonably) close in the last few weeks has confirmed in my mind that he has had some sort of hair surgery. In between this and the last tour his hair was clearly thinning on top and at the sides, but during this tour it seems to have magically filled out.

If beauty is truth
And surgery the fountain of youth
What am I to do
Have I got the gift to get me through
The gates of that mansion

Any one else notice this, or have any thoughts??
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: StrongGirl on August 02, 2009, 03:19:57 PM
Mmmmmm......interesting Philip. I'll have to check that out. I didn't notice.
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: philip861 on August 02, 2009, 03:39:54 PM
for instance,


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsD95EE69Rk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsD95EE69Rk)

that is from december 2008. especially see when he puts his face down (presumably to read the lyric sheet he has on the ground!). there is no way that is the same head of hair we see rocking out now! not being critical of him; if i had his money i'd change things i didn't like about me.

time won't leave me as i am
but time won't take the boy out of this man
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: Monicalea on August 02, 2009, 08:41:17 PM
I don't know and I don't really care. I know if I had the money I wouldn't have these batwings on my arms and would have much smoother thighs.
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: U2Pride on August 02, 2009, 08:46:47 PM
Well, if he did, then good for him. If not, I'm glad he still looks good  :)
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: theocean on August 03, 2009, 05:06:49 AM
I dont think men should cut their hair so short when they get older, It ages them, I would like to see him grow it a bit longer, it makes the face appear thinner too. But I love him anyway he wears it.
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: paulinche0102 on August 06, 2009, 12:51:28 AM
hmmm didn't notice. At least, it is very short in compare to the past. But if your hair's getting less.....the shorter you have the more it looks like ;)
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: mariamontreal on August 06, 2009, 06:29:49 AM
Bono's hair looks fine for his age, I think he had a little botox too. He looks great ! Can't wait to see them in September .Coming soon!
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: countrygirl on August 06, 2009, 08:27:28 AM
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I don't know and I don't really care. I know if I had the money I wouldn't have these batwings on my arms and would have much smoother thighs.

LOL...If I had the money I'd do a couple things too.  :D
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: larrys pants on August 07, 2009, 05:55:44 AM
he's been dying it for years !!
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: zip on August 07, 2009, 10:18:51 AM
if he did have anythin done it was minor so as to not look too obvious , I agree tho that when it starts to slide it's best to go shorter........
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: zip on August 10, 2009, 10:00:09 AM
havin seen the vid and spent way too much time pourin over pics and such.........when he went short severla years back i think it was a way for him to not have to "wear" somethin that didn't look real , we all remember the early days of the ATYCLB appearances......so by goin buzz cut and some strategic stylin he is pretty much all natural. there will be times when overhead lites hit in a certain angle to make it seem more thin than what it is..............
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: philip861 on August 10, 2009, 10:48:56 AM
ok i'll be specific-

compare this from  q magazine feb '09

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with this from the opening night in barcelona june 30 '09

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his has definitely had something done to the left hand side of his hair
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: zip on August 10, 2009, 01:00:05 PM
in Q there is a closeup showin how short his hair was for the shoot compared to openin night where it is grown out a bit......
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: U2Pride on August 10, 2009, 02:01:49 PM
He probably did do something to it.... but I can't tell that much, so I'm guessing a lot of people don't notice. He looks good anyways  :)
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: u2yooper on August 10, 2009, 07:51:06 PM
I don't think so.  Honestly, if he were going to have some work done, don't you think he would have filled it in just a little bit more?!?
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: zip on August 11, 2009, 04:57:39 AM
precisely !   8)
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: singnomore on August 11, 2009, 01:50:28 PM
I'd been thinking he has had a really dodgy dye job?
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: zip on August 12, 2009, 10:14:47 AM
the tuff thing with tryin to color when it's that short is gettin everythin covered without colorin the skin as well..........just go natural like Adam did !!!!
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: U2Pride on August 12, 2009, 10:27:57 AM
Bono... gray..... ???
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: 1985 on August 12, 2009, 10:28:35 AM
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ok i'll be specific-

compare this from  q magazine feb '09

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his has definitely had something done to the left hand side of his hair


The problem is that you don't know if that's something artificial, something that was done in the makeup chair which he sat in for 30 minutes prior to the formal shoot, or something done in the studio by the photography editor to make him look "better." (Sorta like actresses and celebs are enhanced, balanced out and smoothed over by Photoshop.)
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: zip on August 13, 2009, 04:59:11 AM
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Bono... gray..... ???







interstin thought isn't it ????
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: polyester shirt on August 13, 2009, 03:00:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uS3ANdKHptE&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.atu2blog.com%2F&feature=player_embedded#t=175

Look at this video, specifically at 3:30-4:00. Aside from what appears to be a bald-spot, this performance is flawless! Although, what I just stated thereof wouldn't impede the performance anyways... Just look at the Edge, he's bald and can still rock out.
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: imafan on August 15, 2009, 10:45:15 AM
Hmm... think I understand the short hair now.  Looks much better.
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: fly girl on September 04, 2009, 11:09:50 AM
He doesn't need to have anything done - he just looks better and better with age, whether or not he's thinning/balding, going grey, getting wrinkles or moobs! ;D  Someone said he's like a fine wine and I agree with them.  He gets better and better. :o
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: Belisama on September 04, 2009, 11:21:47 AM
I am not sure what, if anything Bono has had done to his hair or anything else but the first thing I think about when someone accuses Bono of having some kind of surgery is "when?"-- virtually every day he is photographed, leaving absolutely no time for a recovery period and I have never seen him photographed with surgical bandages. The only other option is that he might indeed be an immortal being being and heal spontaneously.
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: Bonoffee on September 04, 2009, 12:33:45 PM
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I am not sure what, if anything Bono has had done to his hair or anything else but the first thing I think about when someone accuses Bono of having some kind of surgery is "when?"-- virtually every day he is photographed, leaving absolutely no time for a recovery period and I have never seen him photographed with surgical bandages. The only other option is that he might indeed be an immortal being being and heal spontaneously.

LOL :D I like our theory, Beli!
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: zip on September 11, 2009, 11:54:00 AM
leave it to Beli to have THE answer !!! 8)
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: p8ru2 on September 21, 2009, 11:54:28 AM
*cough*hair plugs*cough*

Even better than the real thing!   :D

...all the better to work up to AB/Elevation hair!   ;D
While POP & NLOTH hair is not my fave Bono look, I generally disagree about longer hair on older men, esp if its thinning or receded.
Short is better. 
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: shockdocta22 on September 21, 2009, 07:39:03 PM
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*cough*hair plugs*cough*

Even better than the real thing!   :D

...all the better to work up to AB/Elevation hair!   ;D
While POP & NLOTH hair is not my fave Bono look, I generally disagree about longer hair on older men, esp if its thinning or receded.
Short is better. 

bring back the UF mullet :D











please :P
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: theocean on September 27, 2009, 05:39:14 PM
Sometimes short hair makes people look older when they are getting older. Too long can be strange now days, but somewhere in the middle. I even think Larry should grow out the crewcut along with Bono, summers over. :D
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: Belisama on September 27, 2009, 05:43:05 PM
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Sometimes short hair makes people look older when they are getting older. Too long can be strange now days, but somewhere in the middle. I even think Larry should grow out the crewcut along with Bono, summers over. :D

Now that Bono's hair is filling in I couold see the Vertigo length again. . .
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: theocean on September 27, 2009, 05:48:03 PM
Nice! Like I said summers over, grow the hair just a tad. My ex used to do the crew cut thing at the beginning of summer, it just wasnt becoming. Some people can wear it good, some it does nothing for them. I may not be the prettiest tool in the shed but I do know how other people can look better. I should have been a makeover artist. I missed my calling.
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on September 27, 2009, 05:48:37 PM
Bono's hair from Boy-UF=AWESOME
Bono's hair from Joshua Tree-R and H=AWESOME
Bono's hair during the 90's-AWESOME
Bono's hair from ATYCLB=AWESOME
Bono's hair from HTDAAB=AWESOME
Bono's hair now=AWESOME

my favorites
1. Now
2. Joshua Tree
3. ATYCLB
4. HTDAAB
5. Boy-TUF
6. 90's
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: shockdocta22 on September 28, 2009, 01:35:41 PM
Bonos hair was the best throughout the 91-93 era.  It was great in 2000-2002.

during bomb, it got strange
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: OneStepCloser on September 28, 2009, 06:14:40 PM
ZooTv Bono hair = <3

I think Bono's hair looks good like this, and I'm pretty sure this is how it was at the beginning of Vertigo

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And I love Larry's hair like this

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Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: ElJayVee on September 28, 2009, 06:37:38 PM
I LOVE close-cropped hair!  And I love that Bono's going with his more natural color, which happens to be a lot like mine!
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: OneStepCloser on September 28, 2009, 06:38:37 PM
Buzz cuts are fun to play with :)

And Bono's hair color is similar to mine too!! :o
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: ElJayVee on September 28, 2009, 07:01:22 PM
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Buzz cuts are fun to play with :)
And Bono's hair color is similar to mine too!! :o

 :) :) :)

*Hubs' hair is buzzed, too!*
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: u2yooper on September 29, 2009, 07:07:44 AM
I would like a little more length.  Something to run my fingers through.   ;)  But I do like his natural color.  It's more red than I would have thought. 
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: theocean on September 29, 2009, 08:42:28 AM
This sounds silly but my natural color is bono's color, especially back in the day, kind of brown red, I color mine now lighter, but thinking of going back to it, its nice. You cant really tell his color with it so short now though.
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: p8ru2 on September 29, 2009, 12:11:20 PM
Bono's hair is much more reddish than it is right now for sure....

My Bono hair prefs ( ideally of course): 

1. JT hair
2. AB hair
3. Elevation hair
4. ATYCLB hair
5. NLOTH hair
6. Vertigo Hair
7. Boy/ War/ TUF hair ( mullet & new wave hair) 
8. Pop hair ( crew to bald)

P.S. @ OSC - I prefer Larry's hair shorter irregardless of season.  I did not like the slicked back gangsta look during Vertigo at all!   :(
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: OneStepCloser on September 29, 2009, 12:16:13 PM
Gangsta look? :D I thought of that look as more Elvis-esque, I think it looks pretty good on Larry. But he also looks good with short hair too. Heck, they both look good regardless of hair style, me thinks :D
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: Rock N Roll Girl on September 29, 2009, 10:59:04 PM
I love JT / R&H and ZooTV Bono Hair.... really like War / UF mullet and Elevation hair... think Boy moppet hair is cute and Pop (and current) crew cut is pretty nice .... Vertigo hair not so much and the only Bono hair I really have trouble looking at is when he shaved it bald at the end of PopMart and when he did the mohawk thing in Miami... MMMMM, it's nice to think about all the hairstyles of Bono!
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: theocean on October 17, 2009, 01:18:28 PM
Guess he's keeping the short hair look for the whole 360 tour.
Maybe next tour he will let his hair down.
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: Boom Cha! on October 17, 2009, 01:22:30 PM
I thought Bono's hair looked the best right before ATYCLB. The Beautiful Day video is a great example.
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: Bonoffee on October 17, 2009, 02:19:56 PM
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I thought Bono's hair looked the best right before ATYCLB. The Beautiful Day video is a great example.

YES!!!!
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: Belisama on October 17, 2009, 02:35:14 PM
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I thought Bono's hair looked the best right before ATYCLB. The Beautiful Day video is a great example.

Boom. .. and you wonder why I think you are secretly for Bono. .. . .
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: Discotheque Girl on October 17, 2009, 02:39:03 PM
Zoo Tv. 8)
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: OneStepCloser on October 17, 2009, 04:37:20 PM
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Zoo Tv. 8)

*thumbs up*
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: Joe G (Love You Like Mad Magazine) on October 17, 2009, 04:38:36 PM
The POP mohawk.  ;D
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: Monicalea on October 17, 2009, 04:40:17 PM
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Zoo Tv. 8)

*thumbs up*

Agreed. There is nothing I don't like about ZooTV.
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: An Cat Dubh on October 18, 2009, 10:47:55 PM
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The POP mohawk.  ;D

Agreed! Or the competlely bald look - Seattle & Vancouver Pop shows  ;D
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: Yukona [The League of Extraordinary Bonopeople] on October 19, 2009, 05:22:35 AM
You can't beat this for sex appeal!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4p_pHojf1w

Vocally, his best year too...
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: singnomore on October 19, 2009, 09:02:10 AM
His hairs gone ginger right? Is this Bono doing an old persons rinse before 50? Or am i seeing things?
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: Belisama on October 19, 2009, 03:02:41 PM
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His hairs gone ginger right? Is this Bono doing an old persons rinse before 50? Or am i seeing things?

Bono's hair has always been ginger. He dyed it black pretty much from high school on. He is letting it go natural now-- or, back to his natural color, not necessarily to the color it is now.  ;)
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: EdgeFest [Zenmaster360] on October 19, 2009, 05:01:43 PM
Edge's hair is a much more exciting topic, you guys.





Sigh.

That's right.


It's not.

 :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: Whoah10115 on October 19, 2009, 07:09:18 PM
There's not a single difference in his hair in the Q Magazine and the opening night of Barcelona. Some days it will look thinner than others. It's clearly shorter on the Q cover and when it grows out enough it naturally takes up more space on his head and covers up any thinned area. When you grow your hair out it straightens, it lays, and it each hair is thicker at the back. So the hairline is thinner than the end of the hair. So when it's long it looks odd.

And like has already been said hair at least looks thicker when it's shorter. There are different styling options that give a fuller look. I see nothing that shows he has had any work done. If he had I'd imagine his hair would be a lot thicker now than it was and it wouldn't be noticeable. Hair can be that way, especially when you keep it so long most of the time.
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: Monicalea on October 19, 2009, 07:17:47 PM
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You can't beat this for sex appeal!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4p_pHojf1w

Vocally, his best year too...

That clip takes my breath away! Bono and Larry were absolutely amazing.
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: crazeekat on October 21, 2009, 06:46:44 PM
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You can't beat this for sex appeal!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4p_pHojf1w

Vocally, his best year too...

That clip takes my breath away! Bono and Larry were absolutely amazing.

Sheeeeesh!  That video was...WOW!  Just one more reason Bono is the man!
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: Yukona [The League of Extraordinary Bonopeople] on October 21, 2009, 06:54:23 PM
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You can't beat this for sex appeal!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4p_pHojf1w

Vocally, his best year too...

That clip takes my breath away! Bono and Larry were absolutely amazing.

Sheeeeesh!  That video was...WOW!  Just one more reason Bono is the man!

If you notice at the start he announces, "This is a song called Pride...don't let them take it away!"

3 seconds later he's fallen onto his bum while jumping off Larry's drum set.... :D ;D
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: bachor on November 03, 2009, 03:03:34 AM
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You can't beat this for sex appeal!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4p_pHojf1w

Vocally, his best year too...

definitely my favourite version of the song! first version of the slow-start for those keeping count, too. :)

i liked bono's look at the time, just got the impression he didn't really care about his appearance too, heh.
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: jtreegirl on November 03, 2009, 12:21:10 PM
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I don't know and I don't really care.

ITA, and he's as hot as ever.  In fact, I really like his short hair....loved to get my hands on it!  ;)
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: Yukona [The League of Extraordinary Bonopeople] on November 03, 2009, 08:55:37 PM
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You can't beat this for sex appeal!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4p_pHojf1w

Vocally, his best year too...

definitely my favourite version of the song! first version of the slow-start for those keeping count, too. :)

i liked bono's look at the time, just got the impression he didn't really care about his appearance too, heh.

I really don't like his George Michael getup now all too much. The shades in particular are wearing out their welcome. Ditch them already! Elevation look was best for me, this decade.
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: p8ru2 on November 05, 2009, 07:33:14 PM
sweet clip!  Thanks yukona!   8)
Title: Re: Bono's hair
Post by: u2yooper on November 05, 2009, 08:06:23 PM
Very nice video!  Thanks yukona.  I love when the guys come in here and throw us a bone!