We Look Through the Clips, Scrunchies, and Glitter that Help an Olympic Gymnast Win

Posted by July 31, 2012 11:15 am

Ethiene Cristina Gonser Franco of Brazil has clips on clips on clips.  We don't think she could fit another one on her head if she wanted!


Team Australia wore a high bun topped off with a turquoise scrunchie. Georgia Bonora added a clip for extra support.


Seen here, Brazil's gymnast Harumy Mariko De Freitas matches her teammate in a slicked back bun and plum colored scrunchie.  


France's gymnast Anne Kuhm wore little makeup when it came to her training sessions. However, she was never seen without scrunchie's galore!


When not competing, Austrailian gymnast Lauren Mitchell let's her hair hang down.  Seen here at a press conference.


Russian gymnasts had plenty of hairspray on hand before they competed. 


One of our favorite looks was Columbia's unique choice of wearing a bow instead of a scrunchie.  Jessica Gil Ortiz looks amazing: form, outfit, and hair.


Team Italy went for a metallic look during their training sessions. 


Brazil's Daiane dos Santos has the perfect smile to top off her competition look.  Slicked back pony and dark eye makeup make her pop when performing.


Artistic Gymnasts of Great Britain don blush pink cheeks and the perfect amount of eye makeup.


Australia has glitter galore as they huddle before taking on the competition.


Dorina Boczogo of Hungary has the perfect porcelain skin, a nice tan, and no hair out of place.


Germany's Nadine Jarosch looks adorable in her top knot and light makeup.


Opting for a bobby pin instead of a much too large clip, Germany's Kim Bui looks put together for one of her many training sessions.


As the Olympics quickly get under way, we at Beauty High also have quickly become infatuated with watching our favorite athletes (and of course absorbing their unique style). The glitz and the glamour associated with the world of gymnastics (and yes, it’s a completely different world) may not be what we would wear day-to-day, but it’s worth taking note of — because clearly we can’t tear our eyes away from it over the next few weeks. Whether it be an athlete from the USA, England, or China, there are certain aspects of their beauty regimens that remain constant: clips, scrunchies, and glitter.

Each team has their own so-called prototype for not only the outfits they wear, but also how each girl’s hair and makeup is done.  Brazil’s gymnasts wore slicked back hair with a top knot (how trendy!) and a plum scrunchie around the base.  Several teams wore the ever-so-stylish scrunchie in a variety of colors and fabrics; however, Columbia was the only team to opt for a bow at the base of their ponytails. Kudos for branching out, Columbia!

One aspect of almost every gymnast’s hair that practically overshadowed the scrunchies was the amount of clips that were superglued to their heads.  In an assortment of colors and sizes, middle school-esque clips sprinkled the heads of gymnasts alike. The last thing these girls want is a flyaway to mess up their once in a lifetime performance.

Of course we cannot go without mentioning the amount of makeup that every gymnast at the London Olympics was sporting. Glitter, dark eye shadow, bright lips, glitter, rosy cheeks, and more glitter was seen on every member of each team. At the end of the day, we must admit that the gymnasts seen at the 2012 Olympics were looking better than ever.

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