The Manchester United striker, dismayed at thinning out so young, decided to go under the knife and has now revealed the first image of his new barnet.
Rooney revealed the bald truth behind his decision on the micro-blogging site Twitter last week: 'I was going bald at 25, why not. I'm delighted with the result.'
Hair raising! Rooney's new cropped hair still needs to grow
And he has expressed his delight with theresults to his 784,000 followers: 'Hi all there's my head. It will takea few months to grow. Still a bit bloody to. But that's all normal.'
Rooney joins other sporting luminaries such as Michael Vaughan, Graham Gooch, Austin Healey and Shane Warne to have had corrective surgery on their bald pates.
And he's sure to receive a lively welcome from his team-mates when he returns to training with United later in the summer.
Hats your lot: Rooney covers up as he arrives at the airport with his wife Coleen and son Kai before jetting off on holiday to Barbados
Rio Ferdinand took to twitter to show his 'support,' saying: 'Just don't go down the wearing a alice band route!! You'll be doing head&shoulders adverts soon! Hope its gone ok Good luck lad.'
But wife Coleen showed some support and even denied rumours that he had the surgery to please her.
She tweeted: 'Hiya!! Yes waynes had his hair done! His own decision not me asking him, like a lot are saying!! Pleased for him and it will look great x'.'
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