Sy Sperling Wiki – Biography
Sy Sperling died in one of his Florida homes on Wednesday following a battle with a lengthy illness, according to the South Florida Reporter. Best known for his hair restoration company as well as starring in its commercials, Sperling started struggling with his own thinning locks at the age of 26. His self-consciousness prompted him to try a hair weaving technique, but it didn’t do much to quell his insecurity.
RIP Sy Sperling. Dead at 78.
As a man with very little hair, I appreciate his efforts:https://t.co/9GDSRqTy7A
— Geoff Brumfiel (@gbrumfiel) February 20, 2020
Sy Sperling Age
He was 78 years old.
He is survived by his wife Susan, his daughter Shari Sperling, his son Andrew Sperling and his sister Rosalie Slute.
The founder of Hair Club for Men, a business empire for balding people built on the back of its creator’s own hair loss experiences, has died at the age of 78.
, a hairstylist, he perfected the hair restoration approach and opened his first salon in 1969.
“I had no experience at all. I got in the business because of my own personal need,” he told the Wall Street Journal in 2011.“I tried a [natural hair-restoration process called weaving] because I didn’t want to do a toupee. If you’re dating and going to have special moments, how do you explain, I got to take my hair off now.”
Without the necessary funds at the start, he was forced to star in his own low-budget commercials to get his business off the ground.
In 1976, he relaunched the company as “Hair Club for Men” and by the 90s, there were more than 80 Hair Club salons nationwide.
“I’m not only the Hair Club president,” he would say in the popular ad. “I’m also a client.”
Hair Club for Men founder Sy Sperling has died in Florida.
Sperling became famous in the 1980s for his ubiquitous commercials featuring before and after photos of his clients, ending with him proclaiming “I’m not only the Hair Club president but I’m also a client” as he showed a photo of his previously bald self.
Sperling began his business in New York City before taking it national.
His commercials were even spoofed on the “Tonight” show and on “Saturday Night Live.”
He sold the business for $45 million in 2000.
Sperling was 78 when he died Wednesday in Boca Raton.