Josh was beginning to appear more than a bit disheveled. He was a veteran who resolved to quit doing anything to his hair after serving in the army. No haircuts, no shaving, nothing. Josh had also switched to a different kind of attire. In 2018, he no longer donned fatigues; instead, he wore jeans, a white t-shirt, and work boots every day.
Heidi, who was still in love with him, thought it was time for a change—specifically, a change of appearance. She hadn’t seen him without a beard for such a very long time. Josh resisted her requests to get a trim.
The Oprah Winfrey Show intervened at that point. Josh challenged the stylists working on the show. He said, “I defy you to make me appear better than I do at the moment.
While everyone was laughing, Josh was serious. The stylists started their job with that challenge in mind. The camera made clear just how much work was involved. Josh had been cultivating it for a long time, after all.
He had been sporting caveman-style hair, which the hairdressers removed. He had a large, bushy beard, which they removed. Finally, they showed off Josh’s good looks without the hair getting in the way. When Heidi finally got to see Josh, she was ecstatic. He appeared to be a whole different person!
Josh also felt quite happy. I suppose his challenge was successful after all. What a little haircut can accomplish is remarkable.
Watch the video to see him: