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Hannah Hair

April 3, 2010

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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Cheers!  Jan

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About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget.

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