With playoff season in full swing, Chicago Cubs fans have been looking for any way to show their allegiance to the Chicago baseball team. For one barber, only the utmost in creativity would make the cut.
A few days before the Cubs’ playoff game against the Pirates, Barber Miguel Rosa decided to express his playoff season excitement in the best way he knew how.
“I called my friend and asked if I could use one of [his] kids as a model,” said Rosa.
The barber then created an intricate haircut on the boy, depicting an image of Cubs’ starting pitcher, Jake Arrieta, complete with a perfectly dyed cubs emblem.
After crafting his masterpiece, Rosa took to the Internet and shared his creation with the world. The image quickly went viral.
“I posted it online and it took off,” he said. “I figured it would get shared on Instagram and websites, but I never knew this would happen.”
On Tuesday, Rosas was in Chicago at the Acme Hotel, offering his Cubs cuts to anyone who wished to show their Cubs pride on their head.
One week prior, Rosas went to his first-ever Cubs game, where he was able to meet Arrieta and show him his hair likeness.
“He was like ‘Man, that’s amazing,” Rosas said. “’I can’t believe somebody can do something like that.’ He told me I was really talented, and he was happy to see something like that done.”
Meanwhile, Isaiss Duarte, the boy with the famous Jake Arrieta haircut, is enjoying his moment in the spotlight.
“Everyone at school was like I saw you on TV,” he said “I think the design is so cool. As my hair grows, so does Arrieta’s beard.”
And indeed, hair does grow back. Women get over 104 hairstyles in their lifetime for this reason, and makes these specialty cuts all-the-more justifiable.
Rosas has been in the hair design business for seven years. He’s the owner of Moline’s Style Barbershop, and hopes the popularity of his recent designs will attract more clientele.
“I would love to cut sport athletes, celebrities,” he said. “I have a passion for what I do.”