When it comes to sports-themed haircuts, Rob the Original is king.
Who is Rob the Original? Well he’s not just a barber, that’s for sure. Based in San Antonio, Mr. Original bills himself as a “hair artist.” And while that sort of description would usually make me roll my eyes, the fact is there’s no other way to describe him. He really is an artist who just so happens to shave and paint his masterpieces into the back of people’s heads.
Of course, Rob the Original doesn’t only do sports-themed haircuts. But seeing as how it takes a special kind of crazy to get a portrait shaved into the back of your head, sports fans are among his biggest customers. And as such, the guy has produced a number of brilliant sports-themed haircuts in recent years.
Want to take a look at his work? Well you should, because it’s awesome. So click on the arrow and we’ll get started.
The NBA Finals are great. Every NBA fan wants their team to be there. But getting the NBA Finals logo shaved into the back of your head as opposed to, say, your favorite team's logo? That's weird, even if it is brilliantly executed by Rob the Original.
30. NBA Finals Logo
I bet this guy went to Rob Original for this one on the very day the Seahawks beat the 49ers in the 2014 NFC Championship Game—which is the say, the very day he became a Seahawks fan.
(Seriously, though, love the green oozing down. That's a nice touch.)
29. Seahawks Logo
Rob the Original's etchings don't have to be colored in to look awesome. In fact, in some cases, they look even better in simple black and white.
If you find yourself asking, "What does this remind me of?" it's probably this.
26. New England Patriots Logo
I've always thought the Orlando Magic had a stupid logo. But I do have to admit, it looks pretty cool as hair graffiti.
25. Orlando Magic Logo
Being located in San Antonio, it should come as no surprise that Rob the Original does a lot of Spurs haircuts.
24. San Antonio Spurs Logo
Here's another one that looks pretty awesome even without the color.
Of course, I assume this has since been shaved off and replaced with a Cavs logo.
23. Miami Heat Logo
This is what every sports fan will look like in the future.
22. Silver Spurs Head
Rob the Original saw a huge spike in soccer haircut requests this past summer during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
21. Lionel Messi
The funny thing about this one? Nobody would be that surprised if this was actually Cristiano Ronaldo's head. The guy loves two things in this world: crazy hairdos, and himself.
20. Cristiano Ronaldo
When Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo "Memo" Ochao single-handedly produced a draw against Brazil, he became a national hero worthy of a Rob the Original haircut.
19. Memo Ochoa
Neymar is the face of soccer in the most soccer-mad country on earth. You know he's worthy of a Rob the Original haircut.
This one? Yeah, a little random. Mesut Ozil is a fantastic player, but he's also a pretty weird looking dude.
Gotta hand it to Rob the Original, though. He captures Ozil's weirdness perfectly.
17. Mesut Ozil
If they could, every man, woman, and child in the Philippines would get this haircut.
16. Manny Pacquiao
Rob the Original has done a few LeBron's over the years. Of course, they'd all be better if he used a real headband.
The 2013 superfight between Floyd Mayweather and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, billed as "The One," ended up being the most profitable single sporting event of all time.
As you can see, even Rob the Original made money off of it.
Mayweather can have his money. Ali is still The Greatest.
6. The Greatest
Tim Howard's insane performance against Belgium nearly sent the USMNT to a huge upset victory. So this dude got Tim Howard (and his burly beard) shaved into the back of his head.
5. Tim Howard
Oh you fickle Cowboys fans. Miss the playoffs four years in a row and Romo is dirt. Start the season 6-1 and Romo is a haircut. Make up your minds!
4. Tony Romo
Together Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, and Tim Duncan have become just the second trio in NBA history to win 500 regular season games together. The other is Larry Bird, Robert Parish, and Kevin McHale.
So yeah, that's worthy of a Rob the Original haircut.
3. Spurs Big Three
And speaking of Tim Duncan, how about this one? It's easily one of the best Rob the Original sports-themed haircuts of all time.
2. Tim Duncan
Of course, when it comes to modern NBA dynasties, Tim Duncan still has one more ring to go to catch the greatest of them all.
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