Figure Skater Jason Brown's Bronytail Wins Hair Olympics

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Jason Brown
On Sunday, the men's U.S. figure skater and his ponytail made their Olympic debut. “It’s so exciting because the ponytail has definitely shaped me to becoming who... more 
Photo by: Getty Images
Jason Brown
On Sunday, the men's U.S. figure skater and his ponytail made their Olympic debut. “It’s so exciting because the ponytail has definitely shaped me to becoming who I am," Brown told the Olympic News Service. "So it’s really cool people enjoy it and people like that trademark.” Not only does it have its own Twitter feed, but fans are chatting about the hairstyle with the hashtag #ponytailpower calling it "dazzling" and "sensational." less 
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Mon, Feb 10, 2014 4:07 PM EST

Brace yourself, because bronytails are about to explode. Just as every little girl in America begged for a Dorothy Hamill wedge cut after the 1976 Olympics, figure skater Jason Brown's ponytail is the big hair story at the Sochi 2014 Winter Games. It even has its own Twitter feed, @2014PonyPower with nearly 1000 followers. But here's a note for the dudes: what makes Brown's look a standout is that it's groomed, squeaky clean, and secured tight and tastefully low at the nape of neck. Over the last few years, a bunch of actors and athletes have been sporting "My Little Ponies"-bushy stubs that look unwashed and haphazard; it's not a style you necessarily want to emulate. A sixteen year-old female acquaintance replied when quizzed about young Hollywood's penchant for mini ponies, "It's OK for Leonardo DiCaprio, he's Leonardo DiCaprio, but…." Yeah, not even Bradley Cooper or Jake Gyllenhaal have the swag to pull off the greasy John Belushi-as-Samurai style that these guys are pushing. Here's an ode to Brown's mantail and to the other men who are (mostly) able to pull off a pony.