Men throughout history who, like our man Rob Ryan, were leaders and made significant and lasting contributions in their fields, despite having long hair:
Probably the most famous, world-changing person to ever eschew the business cut. Two thousand years later, people are still talking about him, debating him, and attempting to emulate him…mostly unsuccessfully, but still.
2. Leonardo da Vinci.
Painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, writer, genius. People are still discovering “non-sense” he scribbled down hundreds of years ago and realizing it’s border-line prophetic, mind-blowing accuracy…and he did it all while looking like someone from Duck Dynasty.
3. Sir Isaac Newton.
Sure, he has a “Jim from Taxi” vibe happening, but the dude figured out the whole gravity thing when all he was trying to do was have a little nap under a tree. I don’t know about you, but all I discover when I nap is a little bit of drool on my pillow.
4. Johann Sebastian Bach.
Some may argue that the luscious locks atop his musically-gifted noggin were actually a wig, but, the guts it took to rock those tight curls and super short bangs with that bone structure can not be denied.
5. Benjamin Franklin.
Author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, diplomat and rumored nudist. He gave us the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer, the glass ‘armonica’, and Poor Richard’s Almanack. He is also one of the most quoted of the founding fathers…and was the first man to rock a skullet.
6. Albert Einstein.
German-born theoretical physicist who gave us the theory of relativity (which most normal people don’t understand, except to know that it’s kind of a big deal). He is, arguably, one of the smartest men to ever live…without ever owning a hair brush.