Stellify Media has been commissioned to make Barbershop for Bald Men for BBC NI.

The TX pilot of the format will broadcast on BBC Northern Ireland, with a view to networking the format and taking it to series at a later stage.

Stellify Media is the maker of Beauty Queen & Single, Blind Date and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.

In Barbershop for Bald Men, men who have experienced hair-loss share their stories before undergoing an “astonishing transformation”.

Using the latest in cutting edge Hair Replacement Systems, stylist to the stars Keris Weir, (winner of the E4 TV series Great British Hairdresser in 2011) fits each man with the hair system and tops it off with a haircut of their dreams. They arrive bald. They leave with a full head of hair.

Kieran Doherty, joint CEO and Co-Founder, Stellify Media said:  Whether you are gifted with luscious locks or are follically challenged, this show presents all sides of the debate around hair loss and will be entertaining and informative for all.”

Eddie Doyle, Head of Commissioning BBC NI said: “Positivity and compassion are at the heart of Stellify’s exciting new format Barbershop for Bald Men. This innovative show deals with the stigma and complex emotions surrounding hair loss in young men, in a wonderfully thoughtful and uplifting way

Barbershop for Bald Men is a 1×30 min TX Pilot, produced by Stellify Media for BBC Northern Ireland. It was commissioned by Eddie Doyle, Head of Commissioning at BBC NI and will air in late March 2021.  It was produced by Tom Pegg, directed by Joe Campo, and exec produced by Tracie O’Neill for Stellify Media.

Jon Creamer

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