The Best Hairstyles from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics (So Far)

08/02/2021

The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics are in full swing! As exciting as it has been to see all the Olympians show off their athletic prowess, break records, and win gold (we’re looking at you, Suni Lee!), we’d be totally lying if we said those were the only things capturing our focus during this year’s games. I mean, have you not seen all of the amazing Olympic hair?

Many of the athletes have been also using their time on the world’s biggest stage to serve some seriously cool hair — styles that go beyond just looking pretty, but also celebrate self-expression and at times, culture.

So, without further ado, here are all our favorite Olympic hair moments that we believe definitely deserve a medal of their own!

Stephanie Mawuli

Japanese basketball Stephanie Mawuli showed off her Olympic pride with a super colorful braided ponytail featuring the colors of the Olympic rings. We love how all the shades pop against her super cool gray braids.

Cameron Smith

Aussie golfer Cameron Smith gave a special nod to his home country by having “AUS” shaved into the side of his mullet. 

Naomi Osaka

The Japanese tennis superstar came in hot to the games sporting fiery red and white box braids in honor of Japan.

Ebrar Karakurt

Turkish volleyball player Ebrar Karakurt is hard to miss on the court with her bright pink mohawk. Like, how could you not be obsessed with her style?

Kiran Badloe

Dutch windsurfer Kiran Badloe paid tribute to animated wind master Aang from the cartoon series Avatar the Last Airbender with his epic buzzcut, featuring a blue forward-facing arrow shaved into his head.

Uche Eke

Nigerian gymnast Uche Eke had color-coordination on lock with his green-tipped dreads which perfectly matched his uniform.

Meryem Boz

Turkish volleyball player Meryem Boz had us all seeing blue with her striking teal locks.

Leticia Bufoni

Brazilian skateboarder Leticia Bufoni looked cool as ever rocking her signature fuschia locks.

Manny Santiago

Peruvian skateboarder Manny Santiago brought some color to the skate course with his turquoise dyed strands.

Kenyan Volleyball Team

Kenya’s volleyball team provided endless hair inspo with their assortment of eye-catching hair looks. Some of the ladies opted to dye their locks bold pinks and blondes while others paid homage to the Kenyan flag with their braid colors.

Which hairstyle from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is your favorite? Share with us below!

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Camille Nzengung

Camille Nzengung is a Features Editor at The Tease, where she covers all things hair. You can find her writing about the best hair products, the coolest hair trends, and all the exciting new hair launches.

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