Barack Obama’s Curly Hair & Afro, Crew Cut and Buzz Cut Hairstyles

Barack Obama’s curly hair has been kept in a Buzz Cut for as far as we can remember him, but president Obama has rocked an Afro and a Crew Cut hairstyle too. Read for today’s feature on the still president of the United States, Barack Obama.

 

With the United States presidential election coming soon, both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are on the spotlight. I am following the debates and keeping a close eye on what’s going on as what happens in the US not only affects the country itself but also the rest of the world. Thus, whether you’re a fellow American or someone who the closest he has been to the US is via his own town’s KFC, it’s in your interest to at least know who’s going to be managing the most powerful country in the world; or as Mitt Romney once said, “the greatest country in the history of civilization” (strong history knowledge, Mitt).

At Manly Curls, we keep an eye out for curly hair in the interest of those curly men who regard their waves, coils and kinks as a curse (don’t be silly, it’s a gift!). And of course, with current president Barack Obama rocking a Buzz Cut hairstyle for his Type V curly hair, we just could not pass the opportunity to have Mr. Obama featured in the greatest blog ever in the history of civilization (no, I’m not talking of Perez Hilton’s blog). While Mitt Romney prefers to sport a neat Ivy League hairstyle, Barack Obama rocks a Buzz Cut that has been pretty much unaltered throughout his presidency. However, Obamacito, as I’ve been told he is affectionately known in Mexico, has not had a Buzz Cut hairstyle for all his life, so I decided to dig the Internet and find some past pictures of Barack Obama to indeed show you folks that Obamacito has not always had a boring Buzz Cut for his afro-textured hair. This is what I found:

Barack Obama’s Afro hairstyle

Barack was a child of the ’60s (born August 4, 1961), and thus his youth was spent in the ’70s, which means that Barack Obama’s hair was rocked in an Afro hairstyle like it was business.

Back Obama with an afro hairstyle for his kinky hair when he was young

Barack Obama in his college years with his cool cat Afro

Barack Obama with an afro hairstyle for his curly hair when he was young

Barack Obama rocking his Afro like a boss

Barack Obama’s Crew Cut

When Barack finished university, he decided to sport a Crew Cut: his kinky hair was cropped with the back and sides shorter than the top, a typical low-maintenance hairstyle for Type V curly hair.

Barack Obama obviously realized that his bossman Afro was not going to take him very far in his political career

Barack Obama’s Crew Cut got shorter and shorter on the top the more he progressed in his political career

Barack Obama’s current Buzz Cut

As you can see, as Barack Obama escalated the tough political echelon, his hair got shorter and shorter; essentially, Barack Obama’s Crew Cut hairstyle evolved into a Buzz Cut, meaning that he preferred to keep his kinky hair short and at a same length all around, which is a favourite hairstyle of those men with the tightest of curls (Type V).

Barack Obama with his present-day Buzz Cut for his afro-textured hair

As shown above, Barack Obama has not always had a boring Buzz Cut, but it goes without saying that when you are a politician, your hair needs to be kept neat and inexpressive, it’s part of the territory of being a representative of the people. I, for one, would vouch for the president to rock his Afro again, but I don’t think it would go down that well among his peers (can you imagine the President walking into the Capitol like a boss with his Afro? I’d pay to see that). And while you may agree or disagree with him (I personally disagree with quite a few of his policies), it cannot be denied that our current president has an aura of charisma that gives him a cool cat image; fact is, he has sat down with the Russians and got them to regard the US as a friend, a feat that not many US presidents have been able to do.

So, before finishing this article on Barack Obama, I will leave you folks with a video I found of Barack Obama’s coolest moments; he certainly is one of a kind and has won many people’s hearts and votes by emphasizing his feet-on-the-ground charismatic allure, so there are plenty of cool moments that he has left us with as you’ll see in the video. In any case, we shall see who wins the elections, but until then, we are guaranteed some good political fun.

All the best, guys

Rogelio

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Barack Obama’s coolest moments

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Rogelio is the go-to guy when it comes to men's hair. Having embraced his natural curly hair for over a decade while living in 5 countries, Rogelio has learnt a thing or two along the way. Rogelio is the author of the two bestselling men's books "The Curly Hair Book" and "The Men's Hair Book", and his motto when it comes to hair is, "Gentlemen, having a good head of hair should not cost us our testosterone".

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9 Responses to Barack Obama’s Curly Hair & Afro, Crew Cut and Buzz Cut Hairstyles

  1. bill on November 30, 2012 at 4:06 am

    I had say Obama is in between type 4 and 5.

  2. Trev on October 21, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    I remember seeing sometime ago a pic of Obama when he was in his early 20s but the one with the sunglasses and the afro seals the deal lol. I wonder if there are pics of him partying in his 20s during his time at university. The CIA must have done a good job in removing them off the internet and I’m sure there must be a few as Obama looks like the kind of who in his use was up for partying and chilling. What you reckon Rogelio?
    Trev

    • Rogelio on October 23, 2012 at 1:32 am

      LOL I have see pics of him in his youth in which he was chilling and overall being a cool cat.

      Thanks for passing by y’all!

      • Kris on November 9, 2012 at 9:04 pm

        I dont see why you should think CIA have to remove pics of him partying, common guys, bforev to become a USA president Barrack was a normal baby, a normal kid, a normal teenage, a normal student… Relax

        • Rogelio on November 18, 2012 at 5:04 pm

          Hi Kris,

          I believe he was being tongue in cheek as the CIA is known to hide papers when it comes to erasing people’s past.

          Thanks for passing by.

          All the best.

  3. steveo on October 21, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    I’m writing in Ron Paul. People say Gary Johnson is the alternative to Obama and Romney but no one has the sound ideas + patriotism of RP. Oh and excellent article as usual Rogelio :)

    • Rogelio on October 23, 2012 at 1:30 am

      I for one admire Ron Paul, a man who has stuck with his ideals and beliefs since he started, and the only one who wants to audit the Federal Bank.

      Be aware that writing Ron Paul is not possible in all states, so double check in yours as otherwise it’ll be a wasted vote.

      All the best.

  4. Emmanuel on October 19, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Was looking forward to another hair article of yours Rogelio. Always wondered what Obama must have looked in his youth. Thanks for the new article!

    • Rogelio on October 23, 2012 at 1:27 am

      My pleasure!

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