The Best Trichologists & Hair Doctors Worth A Visit

As with the rest of our bodies, age-related changes to our hair are inevitable. Over half of all women will experience hair loss or scalp issues at some stage, especially post-menopause but, with the help of a trichologist, many of these problems can be overcome. Covering specialists in regrowth, transplants and overall scalp health, we’ve rounded up six of the best hair doctors to seek out – for all budgets and concerns…
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Ricardo Vila Nova

Best For: Encouraging Regrowth
 
About Ricardo: Ricardo is a talented, Brazilian trichologist, who is often dubbed ‘the Sherlock Holmes of scalp issues.’ Known for his talents in targeting post-partum and menopausal hair loss, he’s your go-to guy if you want to encourage some regrowth, or find out why you’ve lost – or are losing – strands in the first place. He offers a full consultation, which includes taking hair samples (this will check the route of the problem) and treating your scalp with a mixture of trace-element injections. The pain is minimal – not to mention worth it – given it stimulates dormant follicles for better growth over time. Finally, you’ll be offered a protein mask which boosts condition and overall hair health. He’ll also identify whether your issue is emotional, nutritional, hormonal or environmental, and give advice to counteract this. While you won’t get an overnight solution, regular sessions with Ricardo will keep your hair feeling thicker, stronger and in better condition. You’ll love how honest, positive and open he is, which will immediately put you at ease. 
 
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Lucinda Ellery London

Best For: Patchy Heads
 
About Lucinda: Whether full-blown hair loss is your issue, or patchiness and shedding, there’s nothing Lucinda doesn’t know. Warm and calming, she listens to your core concerns before devising a treatment plan for you. Her offering is vast – from Medi Connections (fine extensions that make sparse hair feel fuller) to her Intralace System (a lightweight mesh woven with strands of real hair to replace a wig) which is often recommended post-chemotherapy, or for anyone with alopecia.  Everything will be discussed at your consultation, including a breakdown of the different types of hair conditions – like telogen effluvium, female pattern hair loss and radiotherapy hair loss. You’ll be given your own plan to follow, as well as advice on the best course of action to take, but nothing ever feels pressured or daunting; instead, it’s both friendly and flexible. 
 
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Nicola Liberos 

Best For: Bald Spots 
 
About Nicola: If you’re balding at your crown, suffering with a receding hairline or are worried in general about sparseness, Nicola Liberos will be able to help you. She will begin by inspecting your hair and scalp to determine any issues, then will give you feedback and her advice on the best course of action for you. If diet or a lack of minerals is the issue, she will discuss over-the-counter treatments – like Minoxidil – to help widen blood vessels and encourage healthy hair growth. If permanent thinning is the issue, Nicola may suggest PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma. A popular treatment for hair regrowth, your blood will be removed before being reinjected into your scalp. Yes, it’s painful, but the results are impressive as it gets to work bolstering your hair follicles. After this, you’ll be sent home with growth supplements, with a course of three sessions, six weeks apart, recommended. There is a host of remedies on offer and, though expensive, the consultation is worth every penny if you’re serious about results.
 
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Natalie Carr

Best For: Scalp Health
 
About Natalie: Suffering with a dry, itchy or tight-feeling scalp? Or severe dandruff/psoriasis? Then Natalie Carr is a must-see. She is incredibly knowledgeable, putting doctor-speak into layman’s terms so you never feel out of your depth. During her consultation, she will put your scalp and hair under a magnifying glass to understand any issues and see what’s occurring within the skin on and around your scalp. Whether it’s simple flakiness, inflamed follicles or something that requires lengthier treatment, she’ll put your mind at ease while giving you a unique treatment that’s guaranteed to help. You can also get special scalp treatments with Natalie. This is where your hair is parted into small sections before you have a head massage and then get your strands slathered with special creams. Straight after, you’ll have your scalp warmed with a steamer or blasted with infrared light – think of it like a facial, but for your scalp. It’s a little tingly, but never painful.  
 
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Anabel Kingsley

Best For: A Bit Of Everything
 
About Anabel: For many, Anabel Kingsley needs no introduction. One of the best trichologist’s around, you can be assured you’re in safe hands when making an appointment with her. Whatever your concerns, no problem is off-limits for Anabel. Her approach – just like her late father’s (Philip) – is to encourage people to talk openly about issues like hair loss and  scalp concerns. Part of her consultation includes a general Q&A on your individual needs and wants; she will then offer you a specialist blood test profiling which looks at individuals and their potential causes for things like hair loss, dandruff and psoriasis. The result? A bespoke treatment plan – be it nutritional supplements, handmade scalp creams or dedicated tonics. You’ll also get a follow-up consultation to check in and see how you’re getting on, with a view to tweak parts of your plan should you need to. 
 
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Keith Hobbs

Best For: Transplants & General Hair Health
 
About Keith: A bit like Anabel, there is little Keith doesn’t cover, whether you want a full, diagnostic evaluation or a hair overhaul. After training as a hairdresser, Keith then went on to understand the scientific nitty gritty behind his client’s hair and studied trichology. Now with more than 50 years’ experience under his belt, he offers consultations and tailored programmes in a bid to help control, improve and eradicate the many hair concerns women – and men – face daily. Key advice to expect is not to overdo it, use less products and get more sleep. You’ll want to take notes – he’s very thorough. Trust us when we say you won’t be disappointed with the outcome of any treatment or holistic plan.
 
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