James C. Smith,
Afro: "When I left my hometown for college, I wanted to redefine how people saw me in a readily obvious way, and for me the most obvious choice was hair. I feel like it worked out pretty well. Even people I don't know, who go here, know about 'that tall guy with the afro,' 'the younger Bob Ross' or (a personal favorite of mine) 'Garfunkel.' The hair changes how I see myself. It's a constant reminder of who I am and who I want to be. As if that weren't enough, it's a wonderful conversation starter, it helps me feel obstacles before I hit my head on them (very helpful when you're 6'7"), and it even keeps my ears warm."