After Gabby Douglas’ Hairstyle Controversy, Here Is A Look At Some Of The Most Talked About Hairstyles At The Olympics [PHOTOS]

on August 03 2012 11:37 AM

Even though Gabby Douglas helped the U.S. bring home a Gold medal, the 16-year-old African-American's achievements did not stop some people from criticizing the gymnastic star.

The reason for the criticism? Her hairdo. One person posted on Twitter and asked why no one was going to London to do her hair. Most of the criticism of Douglas came from the black community, according to a Yahoo report. Some people said it looked like Douglas used too much gel to keep her hair in place during her rigorous routine.

Others said Douglas, one of the few African-American gymnasts to compete in an Olympics, should be applauded for her achievement and not criticized for such petty things as her hair upkeep.

Here's a look at some of the other most talked about Olympian hair styles at the London Olympics.

1. Israel's Shahar Zubari

"Israel’s
Photo- Reuters.  Israel’s Shahar Zubari during the first race of the RS-X class at London 2012. He dons an Isreal flag symbol which is shaved on his head.

Israel's Shahar Zubari during the first race of the RS-X class at London 2012. He dons an Isreal flag symbol  which is shaved on his head.

2.  Great Britain's Louis Smith

"Great
Great Britain’s gymnast Louis Smith reacting after competing at the pommel horse match at the men’s gymnastics at London 2012. His hair do is quite unique with his “coif”. It is reported that Smith was also the only athlete allowed to leave the Olympic village to get his hair done.

Great Britain's gymnast Louis Smith reacting after competing at the pommel horse match at the men's gymnastics at London 2012. His hair do is quite unique with his "coif". It is reported that Smith was also the only athlete allowed to leave the Olympic village to get his hair done.

3. France's Isabelle Yacoubou

"France’s
France’s Isabelle Yacoubou is a women's basketball player and has a unique hair do with braids combined with multicolored strands.

France's Isabelle Yacoubou is a women;s basketball player and has a unique hair do with braids combined with multicolored strands.

4. Kazakhstan's Zulfiya Chinshanlo

"Kazakhstan’s
Kazakhstan’s heavy weight lifter Zulfiya Chinshanlo wears bangs and she confidently makes a jerk World record and total Olympic record on the women’s 53 Kg Group A weightlifting competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Kazakhstan's heavy weight lifter Zulfiya Chinshanlo wears bangs and she confidently makes a jerk World record and total Olympic record on the women's 53 Kg Group A weightlifting competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

5. Sweden's Nilla Fischer

"Sweden’s
Sweden’s football team member Nilla Fischer also adorns a clean blonde ‘coif’ to make a statement with her hairdo at the Olympics village.

Sweden's football team member Nilla Fischer also adorns a clean blonde 'coif' to make a statement with her hairdo at the Olympics village.

Shahar Zubari

Israel’s Shahar Zubari during the first race of the RS-X class at London 2012. He dons an Isreal flag symbol which is shaved on his head.

Louis Smith

Great Britain’s gymnast Louis Smith reacting after competing at the pommel horse match at the men’s gymnastics at London 2012. His hair do is quite unique with his “coif”. It is reported that Smith was also the only athlete allowed to leave the Olympic village to get his hair done.

Isabelle Yacoubou

France’s Isabelle Yacoubou is a women's basketball player and has a unique hair do with braids combined with multicolored strands.

Zulfiya Chinshanlo

Kazakhstan’s heavy weight lifter Zulfiya Chinshanlo wears bangs and she confidently makes a jerk World record and total Olympic record on the women’s 53 Kg Group A weightlifting competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Nilla Fischer

Sweden’s football team member Nilla Fischer also adorns a clean blonde ‘coif’ to make a statement with her hairdo at the Olympics village.