Handball players seem forever consecrated to their athletic equipment. In terms of personal choices, they have to stick to shoes and … hairstyle. This is the absolute girly post, so stop reading now if you have never experienced hair attachement problems before.
I remember having read an interview with Cristina Neagu’s first coach who conveyed that little girls playing handball wanted to copy Cristina’s hairstyle. A ponytail is not much of a style some would say, but it looks like children know better. This is something to be looked into ;).
Reading through the old goldies topics in the handball123 forum, I came across one user’s note on Bojana’s hair color change (was it in her Slagelse period?). General opinion was that the dark haired Bojana was more mature than the formerly spoiled blonde girl.
Furthermore, there was much fuss in Romanian fora during the last ECh about the Danish team and its Barbie girls with fluttering straight hair. When I saw a picture of a plain Laerke at the 2009 WCh , I understood why her 2010 look caused such a stir.
My hair vocabulary is limited, so pictures will hopefully speak for themselves.
The sloppy chignon
This is one of my favorites. I do it almost everyday at work because it’s time-effective and classy (paradox of our days, a sloppy hairdo is translated as classy). Handballers keep it real and take it for what it is, a quick way to get by.
You could say the chignon made this girl’s career. She transforms into another person when she is off court by displaying some fairy hair. Pic: hfoto.dk
Jovanka’s much debated teammate is one of a kind in the chignon department. Trust me when I say it takes some work to achieve that kind of volume. And when you see this, you should agree that there is some truth in this “power in the hair” story. pic: handballphotos.hu
The pixie cut a.k.a. goalkeepers’ fav
In 2007, she was the little ugly duckling of the Romanian team nurtured by the big ugly Tadici. Now, she is another story mainly due to the hair change. pic: Prosport
Begona, an epiphany in women’s handball hair world. Who would mess with her? She is the female version of Sébastien Chabal. pic:ehf-euro