Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Hair do's and dont's from the 2019 IAAF World Championships

Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce beams with national pride...

Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce beams with national pride...

So hair's the story...since the start of the 2019 IAAF Championships, Loop Lifestyle has been taking note of the varying hairstyles and looks from the different athletes in Doha, Qatar.

Like you, we're glued to our TV screens people-watching but more so with an eye on the hairstyles. If, like golden girl Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce you can interchange wig units, then this isn't for you. For the Olympian and mother-of-one, having a booming hair business doesn't hurt either.

We're T-6 days away from the end of the championships, so, to join the conversation, tag @loopjamaica in your favourite hairdo and your not-so-favourite donts.

If your current hairdo is on the don't list, #ditchthewig. Otherwise, enjoy this hair story or feel inspired for your next visit to the salon #dothedo.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce hottest hair moments


1. Stephenie Ann McPherson, Jamaican Olympian and World Championship medalist understands that slicked back in a bun is always the best way to go. No mess, no fuss, and no fly-aways to worry about.

2. We're crushing on US runner Kendall Ellis's Marley braids. Though a bit too long for the track, Ellis is beaming and certainly enjoyed her long run to the win.

3. Touted as Bulgaria's fastest woman, Ivet Lalova-Collio hit all the beauty marks with a high ponytail and gorge jet black lashes and eyeliners. Consider us smitten.


1. Don't be Kamaria Durant. Though we're glad to see the Trinidadian sprinter place second in the 200m heats, Durant revealed a crochet braid top knot style that is simply unforgivable.


2. This is not the best we've seen from sprinter Elaine Thompson. The multi-medalist, who first got our attention with her quirky, and sometimes brightly coloured hairdos, could revisit the beauty department.

(Photos taken from the Instagram pages of Elaine Thompson, Kamaria Durant, and Ivet Lalova-Collio.)

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