The Best Beauty Moments From The 2021 Olympics

Winning in style

Naomi Osaka's box braids, Suni Lee's eyelash extensions, and Simone Biles' soft glam  were some of t...
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As the Tokyo Olympics comes to a close, there’s a lot to reflect on. The games saw incredible moments that made history — plus a ton of spectacular hair and makeup looks. Click through to see Naomi Osaka’s braids, Suni Lee’s lashes, and more of the best beauty moments.

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Stephanie Mawuli’s Colorful Braids

This style was a jaw-dropper. Japanese basketball player Stephanie Mawuli slayed these Olympic-themed braids that blended into a cool silver beautifully.

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Simone Biles’ Soft Glam

Simone Biles achieved a lot at the Tokyo Olympics, winning a bronze medal and inspiring much-needed global conversations about mental health. Biles received her hard-earned prize with a gorgeous soft glam look and ribbon hair accessory.

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Suni Lee’s Eyelash Extensions

Team USA gymnast Suni Lee won a gold medal under some pretty extraordinary circumstances. The internet took notice of her stellar skills, amazing nails, and gorgeous wispy eyelashes.


Christina Clemons’ Butterfly Clips

Track and field athlete Christina Clemons’ afro puffs with butterfly clips are one of the best versions of the ’90s-inspired revival that beauty lovers have seen to date.

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Gabriela Debues-Stafford’s Rainbow Hair

Gabriela Debues-Stafford’s multicolored pixie cut was more than a beauty statement. It was a creative and powerful nod to the LGBTQIA+ community.

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Gabby Thomas’ Stunning Waves

Gabby Thomas’ extra-long auburn hair made the bronze medalist look like she was running with the wind.

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Dina Asher-Smith’s Bold Blues

Even though Dina Asher-Smith had to pull out of the 200m due to an injury, the British sprinter was still an unforgettable presence at the Tokyo Olympics. Her eye-catching blue eyeshadow and matching hair was one of her many show-stopping looks.

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Rebeca Andrade’s Bun & Scarf

Team Brazil’s Rebeca Andrade decorated her low bun with a pattern scarf that added some glam and secured her hair while she competed in gymnastics, ultimately winning gold and silver medals.

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Megan Rapinoe’s Lilac Hair

Pastel hair is always a good look, and Megan Rapinoe’s lavender short cut is pretty iconic at this point.

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Lu Yufei’s Red Lips & Eyeshadow

Now that statement lips are actually a thing again, Chinese gymnast Lu Yufei’s red lip is major inspo. Her gold sparkly lower lash line was also an unexpected choice that made the whole look gold-medal worthy.


Janieve Russell’s Green Moment

Short, brightly-colored natural hair was front and center at the Tokyo Olympics. Janieve Russell proudly rocked her coils in both this bold green shade and a bright yellow one to match the Jamaican flag.

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Naomi Osaka’s Fiery Box Braids

Colorful braids were a popular look at the Olympics, and Naomi Osaka’s red, white, and black box braids were a standout style. The fiery look set Osaka apart and made her unmissable on and off the court.

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