He’s best buds with David Beckham so it’s really no surprise that Gordon Ramsay has upped his style ante – and that includes a new hairstyle.

The 47-year-old restaurateur debuted the new ‘do as he joined the celebrations for Victoria Beckham’s 40th birthday alongside wife Tana and friend David.

Gordon Ramsay showcases his new hair

The chef has ditched his blond mane in favour of a fringe with a shaved back but his trademark creased brow was still clearly visible underneath.

Dr Bessam Farjo, co-founder of the Farjo Hair Institute and Medical Director of the Institute of Trichologists, comments: “These photographs could suggest that Gordon’s had a recent hair transplant. If he has had surgery, then it looks like a follicular unit extraction (FUE) procedure, during which the hair at the back and sides of the head is shaved before individual follicles are removed and then re-implanted at the front of the head.

“This could explain why he’s pulled his fringe forward – to cover the recipient area where he has had work done.

“It has previously been reported that Gordon had hair transplant surgery in 2011. This wouldn’t surprise me, nor would it if he had to have more surgery in future, as male pattern baldness is a continual process. This might not be the last time we see Gordon sporting the tell-tale signs of surgery.

“I would’ve advised him to blend his own hair a little more subtly at the back, or perhaps wear a hat for such a well-photographed occasion. This style makes him look rather silly!”

We reckon the star is trying out a new look as he approaches 50, and he wouldn’t be the first celebrity to try something different as the years roll on...

John Travolta

Grease’s blue-eyed boy shocked the world when the pushing 60-year-old stepped out last year with what appeared to be a brand new face. This year, he’s added a suspicious looking goatee to that face and remarkably dark, long locks…

Harrison Ford

What do you do when you turn 70 and already have a wife 22 years your junior? You pierce your ear! The award-winning actor now sports a fetching silver hoop.

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt

The long-haired lothario has always dabbled with different ‘dos but in the run-up to his 50th birthday in December he cut it all off and now styles a short back and sides – a youthful look all the cool kids are doing, apparently.

David Dimbleby

David Dimbleby's tattoo

The veteran broadcaster had his first ever tattoo at the grand old age of 75. The Question Time presenter said he had a “modest” image of a scorpion tattooed on his right shoulder as “you are only old once”. He even went on to describe it as a “dream come true.”

David Hasselhoff

David Hasselhoff

The Hoff may be 61 but his face has barely altered since his Baywatch days, pictured above in the TV series in 1995. He's even admitted recently to having a little Botox "here and there". It's either that or he's frozen his face in time.