Hair Club for Men Founder Sy Sperling Has Passed

The man responsible for helping millions of bald-headed men in the 1980s and 90s has passed away in Florida. Sy Sperling was the founder of the Hair Club For Men and was known for his commercials back in those days.

Sy began advertising his hair replacement system on TV and went national in 1982, with spots running 400 times daily on late-night TV. They reportedly cost $12 million a year but generated 10,000 calls a month. The ads featured before-and-after photos of happy customers but ended with Sperling himself proclaiming ... "I'm not only the Hair Club president, but I'm also a client."

They became a cultural phenomenon almost instantly. He retired and sold the company in 2000 for $45 million dollars. He passed away from an ongoing illness.