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Al Roker's makeover divides fans

The Today show weatherman underwent a transformation

Hannah Hargrave

Al Roker treated himself to some pampering on Saturday and sparked a conversation among his fans in the process. 

The bald Today show weatherman took a trip to the barbers and documented his makeover on Instagram for everyone to see. 

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In the clip, Al was being groomed by the hairdresser, only it wasn’t the hair on his head that was being tended to. 

The dad-of-three explained what was happening with an amusing caption: "Why is it I have no hair on my head, but a forest in my ears and nose?"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Al's fans loved his sense of humour 

The barber was trimming Al's unwanted hair using a pair of scissors, and that's what caused a stir. 

"Wax is better and lasts longer," one fan suggested, while a second agreed adding: "I hate to say this because it's painful but waxing works well. It would also be social media gold."

 But many of his social media followers were adamant that Al should stick to the snip!

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"I trim my husband ears and eyebrows, but not the nose," said a fan, and several more warned Al not to sneeze.

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Al is a proud dad to his three children 

Al's sense of humour was appreciated as he was branded, "the best," and, "hilarious," with others adding that it was nice to see him looking well. 

The star had a difficult year as he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in September 2020. He had successful surgery just two months later but continues to advocate prostate checks. 

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He opened up about his diagnosis during a routine check-up and told The Patient Story. "My doctor closed the door and he said 'I always like to have these meetings face to face,' and it was my first like, 'oh, wait, what does that mean?'"

Al and his family - including his wife, Deborah Roberts, and his three children  - were shocked by the news but he says their love has also helped him get through the difficult time. 

"They’ve been very supportive and happy that everything’s turned out okay," he added. 

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