Women’s gymnastics gets a lot of attention for its hair and make-up but if you watched the 2016 Rio Olympics Track and Field events you knew all the ladies stood out.
Showing personality and representing their country with some of the latest beauty trends we already love, was common theme! Hairstyles from cornrows, side braids, ombre extensions, top knots and ponytails (lots of ponytails) along with a bevy of headbands and hair ties were all are on display at these games. Added to that is flawless make-up and natural beauty. Whether it’s perfectly bronzed, sun kissed skin or flawless brows, bold lips or even face jewels these ladies slay on and off the track.
The American Women’s 100 meter hurdlers who swept gold, silver and bronze for the United States set not only a statement in their record breaking performance but in their personal style as well. Brianna Rollins’ mixed large and thin cornrows with a bit of the color peeking through from her previous style are right on trend.
If it’s color that catches your eye, Nia Ali’s teal ombre is right on point. A great shade for darker hair colors and a nice shade of blue green to transition to fall. While Kristi Castlin’s full, textured top knot has that effortless perfection all hope to achieve with a casual style. And her signature bindi bead created perfect symmetry with her bun to show off her cheek bones.
Allyson Felix changed up her sleek relaxer to micro-braids for the game, Shelly-Anne Fraser-Pryce donned a head of Jamaican flag colored ombre extensions in lieu of her mini training fro and let’s not forget Michelle Carter shot put diva, professional makeup artist who set a record and won gold all in a full, flawless face of makeup!
Click through to see more female Olympians winning the beauty game at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games!
OMG Worthy Manis
All The Waves
Tiffany Porter & Cindy Ofili, both Great Britain, 100m hurdles Photo: @tiffofili
Suped Up Color
Yes this is a basic ponytail. But this ponytail features the hair tie with the good Olympic “juju” as Evan Jager said on Twitter. Emma Coburn, won bronze in her event making history for the American team after borrowing the hair tie from fellow Olympian Evan Jagers, who went on to win a silver medal in his event using this same hair tie! You never know sometimes a lucky headband or hair tie can make all the difference!