#8: Barely Recognizable
It’s hard to imagine Bob Ross without his iconic perm, but believe it or not, there was a time when the painter extraordinaire had a much more conservative ‘do. In a rare photo of a young Bob Ross before his perm, he can be seen with short, slicked-back hair, a far cry from the soft, fluffy locks we all know and love. It’s like seeing Superman without his cape or Santa without his beard – it just doesn’t look right!
But it’s also kind of amusing to think of Bob Ross as a young man before he became the gentle, wise, paintbrush-wielding guru we all adore. Maybe he was a rebel in his youth, or maybe he was just a regular guy with a passion for painting. Either way, this photo is a rare glimpse into the past of a beloved cultural icon.