Category Archives: Robotic Hair Transplant

Barbershops, Hair Systems and Microblading

Some interesting and innovative barbershops have been in the news a lot during the past year. The main reason for this is due to their offering hair loss treatments and products that supplement basic haircuts. These include hair systems, microblading and even robotic hair transplants.

Motley Crew Barber and Hair Systems

In Worcester, Massachusetts, Motley Crew Barber has been in the news this month. The owner Zack offers what seems to be good quality hair systems made by Hairskeen. The cost is very reasonable at  $750 for the initial hair system. It will last 4-6 months, and requires touch-ups every 2-3 weeks at a price of $180 per Motley Crew Barber’s website.

In my past poll on whether people would get a hair system or hairpiece, 44 percent answered “Yes” or “Maybe”. Quite a high number, perhaps influenced by reader Scott’s positive testimonial!

Zack was in the news this week. His clients’ hair system application videos on TikTok have garnered quite a following.

Also see his Instagram for more photos and videos. Numerous examples of his hair system customers with before, during and after adhesion photos.

Barber Surgeons Guild

Barber Surgeons Guild® (BSG) operates from two locations: West Hollywood, Los Angeles; and Soho, New York City. They have been featured in the news on a regular basis for the past couple of years.

BSG’s Yelp reviews and Google reviews are both excellent.

Besides professional haircuts, Barber Surgeons Guild offers: Microblading (“Scalp Camo”); PRP; low-level laser therapy (LLLT); and even FUE robotic hair transplants via the ARTAS robot. The last mentioned is supervised by Dr. Justin Rome.

Microblading

I have covered both Scalp Micropigmentation and Tricopigmentation in detail in the past. However, I have not covered microblading. According to Bosley’s Dr. Ken Washenik:

“Micropigmentation looks like a shaved or closely cut shaft of hair. With microblading, the technician uses a single blade or stylus to cut a fine line of ink into the skin. Microblading gives you a stroke of pigment, like a strand of hair with gel on it.”

Apparently, Korean women are increasingly microblading their hairlines.

The Try Guy’s Zach Kornfeld documented in detail his microblading procedure at BSG in 2019.

Microblading Hair
Zach’s Microblading Hair Procedure via Instagram.

Restoration Robotics’ ARTAS Robot

A growing number of hair transplant surgeons are shifting to the follicular unit extraction (FUE) method. Many of them have been moving to using the ARTAS robotic system from Restoration Robotics. Here is a very interesting video from the company showing ARTAS extracting individual hair follicle grafts:

A video showing ARTAS supposedly dancing.

The advent of robotics in the hair restoration field will hopefully lead to the cost of a hair transplant declining substantially in the coming years.