People are very excited about the election of Barack Obama. One kid got so excited, in fact, that he got Obama’s visage shaved into the back of his head. We’re talking his name, head, shoulders, facial features… the whole nine yards! Kwame Boyce-Deacon is now an official Internet sensation.
It’s not the best likeness I’ve ever seen of President-Elect Obama, but it’s not bad considering it’s carved into someone’s hair. The shoulders are a little narrow, but they captured Obama’s Will Smith ears pretty well, and the Obama name emblazoned next to him is a really good touch. I like the fact that the barber, Clint Rainford, included Obama’s tie in the picture.
The whole process took about 45 minutes, so you have to applaud both the skill of the hair stylist and the patience of the 14-year-old whose head is now a canvas dedicated to Obama’s historic victory. While the hair will grow back, the picture will live on forever. Fortunately, it’s not a tattoo (yet).