The Barbers and Stylists Behind the NBA’s Freshest Cuts and Braids

Basketball is typically utilized as a kind of self-expression. There are no guards or helmets like other sports, for that reason each group rises for the world to see. 

Jules Gutierrez has actually been cutting Jayson Tatum’s hair because he was a little kid. When inquired about the significance of hair and the League, he discusses, “A barber’s work can be so prominent to somebody’s self-confidence and design.”

He elaborated: “Seeing Jayson’s impact with his basketball abilities alone and how that goes beyond to his design is really humbling to me…[and] understanding that individuals all over the world desire that exact same hairstyle is surreal.” 

Another tenured stylist, Saadiyah, is the living legend behind Allen Iverson’s epic hairdos. She has actually been on set for industrial and publication shoots, along with taken a trip the world to guarantee his renowned hair is nice and firmly manicured. Saadiyah shares how her customer opened doors: “Prior to the cornrows, there was the afro, and Allen [Iverson] broke through the glass ceiling by representing our culture, being himself and doing things his method.” 

Terrence “Toot” Collins is an accomplished barber with NBA and NFL clients. He cuts the Atlanta Hawks De’Andre Hunter’s hair and has actually been a coach and good friend. Collins shares, “I informed him when he was 8 years of ages, that he would be an NBA gamer…he utilized to come to the store with a basketball.”

“De’Andre’s papa passed away and his bro Aaron, mother and sis surrounded him with great favorable individuals.”

“The barber is truly essential to an individual’s advancement,” Collins states, “not simply the physical look, more significantly their life.”


Anthony Gilbert is a Philadelphia native and graduate of Temple University. He presently composes for SLAM Publication and is among the creators of SOLE Collector Publication. Follow @axgilbert on Twitter and Instagram for his ideas, motivation, and updates from within and around the NBA.



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