David Granoff, the New York publicist best-known for representing
curvy model-turned-heiress Anna Nicole Smith, is getting a hair
That's not news, of course. Plenty of PR men have had a little work done
up top. But as the surgeon happens to be a client of Granoff, he decided
to put his money where his mouth is.
Hence, journalists were offered access to the grueling nine-hour
procedure in which Granoff's healthy hairs were individually sliced out
of the bottom of his head and replanted on the top.
Granoff promised them he would be awake and chatting the entire time -
although presumably under the influence of fancy painkillers - but
unfortunately, no one (except for the New York Post's Page Six, which
gave him a blurb on July 4) was interested.
But while coverage has hardly been hair-raising (and he's still pitching
the story), he says he's pleased with the follicular results so far.
There are still two more sessions before his scalp is completely
re-thatched: "They are up to the middle of my head," he says.
The surgeon is Dr. Bahman Ashraf of Manhattan and Iselin, NJ. Granoff
swears it's not a quid pro quo - Ashraf is paying client fees and in
return Granoff gets a discount on the op. "Beauty knows no pain,"
Granoff is developing a specialty in hair-transplant publicity, it
When Page Six reported May 7 that Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose was
unhappy with his botched plugs, Granoff got on the phone. Presto! Page
Six reported on May 14 Ashraf's offer to fix the troubled star's head