Gymnastics Hair: A Retrospective

The Gymternet

As each Olympic cycle comes to a close and a new quad begins, new trends emerge. Not only do we see a shift in routine construction, whether it be the back to back tumbling passes of the late 1980s or 2015’s Year of the Wolf (Turn), we also get the pleasure of witnessing the gymnastics community’s interpretation of current fashion, hair and makeup styles. When all you’ve got is a leotard, it can be difficult to let your personality show through, but these ladies didn’t let that stop them from making a statement. Join us as we reminisce on the most popular hairstyles in women’s gymnastics, from early days of the sport all the way through the glitz and glamour of today!

The Bouffant, 1964-1968

Ah yes, the mid 60s…nothing like doing gymnastics with your Jackie O bouffant gloriously perched atop your teased crown. This look was the original business…

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