Best of Olympic Hairstyles

From long to short and colored to combed, athletes from around the world

show off their hairstyles at the London Games.
-- By Paul Rosales, Yahoo! Sports

Venus Williams

Venus Williams, of the United States, adjusts her hair, which contains red and blue strands, during practice at the All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon, in London, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 26, 2012. Tennis competition is scheduled to begin Saturday, July 28. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Olympics Day 5 - Tennis

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Serena Williams of the United States serves to Vera Zvonareva of Russia during the third round of Women's Singles Tennis on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Wimbledon on August 1, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Louis Smith

Great Britain's gymnast Louis Smith gestures after his performance on the pommel horse during the Artistic Gymnastic men's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Olympics Day 1 - Basketball

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 28: Isabelle Yacoubou #4 of France reacts against Brazil during Women's Basketball on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Basketball Arena on July 28, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 2 - Basketball

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 29: James Harden #12 of the United States stands versus France at the Olympic Park Basketball Arena during the London Olympic Games on July 29, 2012 in London, England. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Basketball

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Lauren Jackson #15 of Australia watches a free throw shot during the Women's Preliminary Round match against France on Day 3 at Basketball Arena on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 1 - Beach Volleyball

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 28: Aleksandrs Samoilovs of Latvia celebrates during the Men's Beach Volleyball match between Poland and Latvia on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Horse Guards Parade on July 28, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 2 - Weightlifting

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 29: Zulfiya Chinshanlo of Kazakhstan sets a world and Olympic record as she competes in the Women's 53kg Weightlifting on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on July 29, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Tennis

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Milos Raonic of Canada plays a backhand during the Men's Singles Tennis match against Tatsuma Ito of Japan on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 4 - Tennis

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 31: Sabine Lisicki of Germany reacts after a point against Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan during the second round of Women's Singles Tennis on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Wimbledon on July 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 2 - Men's Football - Brazil v Belarus

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 29: Marcelo of Brazil battle for the ball during the Men's Football first round Group C Match between Brazil and Belarus on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Old Trafford on July 29, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Francis Bompard/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 1 - Gymnastics - Artistic

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 28: Philipp Boy of Germany smiles before he competes in the horizontal bars in the Artistic Gymnastics Men's Team qualification on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on July 28, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Sweden Women's Official Olympic Football Team Portraits

COVENTRY, ENGLAND - JULY 21: Nilla Fischer of Sweden poses for a portrait on July 21, 2012 in Coventry, England. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Natalie Coughlin

FILE - This May 14, 2012 file photo shows Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin at the 2012 Team USA Media Summit in Dallas. Coughlin has been in the pool as long as she can remember, building the muscles and learning the discipline that would eventually lead her to 12 Olympic medals. All that time in the water whether in chlorinated pools or salty oceans, could potentially wreak havoc on other things, such as skin, hair and nails. "Eating well and taking care of your body is the No. 1 most important thing for good hair, good skin and good nails," Coughlin, 29, says. (AP Photo/Victoria Will, file)

2012 British Judo Pre-Olympic Press Event

DARTFORD, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 12: Kelly Edwards, 21, who will represent Great Britain at the Olympics in the u48 kgs women's category poses at a British Judo Pre-Olympic Press Event held at the British Judo Performance Institute on July 12, 2012 in Dartford, England. (Photo by David Finch/Getty Images)*