Olympic Gold Medalist Hannah Kearney (right) is easy to spot when she’s competing on the hill. Her eye-catching signature hairstyle – dirty-blonde hair in braids peeking out from her helmet. According to an online source, Hannah wanted to prove her braids were not part of a superstitious bent, so she competed during the 2008-9 season without them — for one event — and did well. But she went back to the braids because, according to Hannah, it’s simply more comfortable to wear her hair that way under the ski helmet.
Lucky for the world that Hannah stuck with her signature style. It has inspired a legion of female athletes around the globe to sport “Hannah Hair.”
Here’s an adorable photo of a young Waterville Valley skier (2nd from right) sporting “Hannah Hair.” Thanks, Mike Furgal, for sharing!
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