We know, we know, we’re supposed to be paying attention to the awe-inspiring athletic feats the Olympians have been accomplishing all week, but our beauty-obsessed brains can’t get past the oh-so-cool braids, bold lips, patriotic nails and fabulous buns (mind out of the gutter people, we’re talking hair!) that the athletes have been seen sporting throughout the games. Ryan Lochte’s kooky stars-and-stripes grills aside, there has been a surprising wealth of gold medal-worthy makeup and hair at this year’s Olympics, and we’ve gathered up the 10 best Olympic beauty looks that are seriously cool in and out of the stadium!
BEST BUNS: USA Women’s Gymnastics
It’s not only McKayla Maroney’s sky-high vaults that have kept our eyes glued to the screen every time the USA women’s gymnastics team, a.k.a the “Fab Five” pops up on the telly—it’s also their coolly undone buns they’ve teamed with their sparkly leos and matching eyeshadow. The pulled-through half-pony buns are a refreshing change from the tightly wound top knots and sock buns that have dominated this season. Sure, there may be naysayers who dislike the decidedly not-so-neat ‘do, but we think their chic haphazard hair is as winning as their gymnastic skills!
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