LeBron James' barber defends the King's hairline


The name Nick Castemanos might not ring a bell to you, but you're more than familiar with the man's work.

He's LeBron James personal barber and he insists his most famous client's hairline, or lack thereof, isn't holding on for dear life with the aid of artificial enhancers. It's a claim he explained in detail in a feature story by Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears.  

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Accusations James was using some sort of product to create the illusion his notoriously receding hairline was still crisp reached their peak last September when he showed up to the release event for his Nike LeBron 12 sneakers looking like a spokesman for Hair Club. 

"There is no dye. No additives. No preservatives," Castemanos said. "It's all his hair. They still don't believe me. I've become numb to it. It used to bother me. It's not easy to hear that." 

He told Spears that James is actually most particular about his now-trademark beard. "He leaves the top up to me. I leave him less bald. He's my guy," Castemanos added.

He recently moved from Miami, where he first met James four years ago, to Cleveland to work for full time for the superstar. He still cuts the hair of average Joes but it'll cost you a minimum of $75 an hour. He's cut nearly all of the Cavaliers' hair and once pocketed $800 to style reserve big man Kendrick Perkins and a group of his friends. 

It's not a bad gig,

if you can get it, despite all the harsh Internet memes.