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Turkey: Beards Booming on the Bosporus

Hair transplants are more popular than ever in Turkey. Istanbul alone has over 250 special clinics now also offering beards.

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The latest hit in this growing sector is beard-transplant trips. For around €2,000, follically challenged men get the full package: a new set of facial hair as well as the accompanying medication, a blood test and two nights in a hotel. This new type of transplant tourism is particularly popular among men from Arab countries. Whether for a tiny moustache or full beard - patients only spend six hours in the clinic, giving them plenty of time to explore Istanbul.