Beauty

The Best Beauty Moments From The 2021 Olympics

Winning in style

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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.

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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.

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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.