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PostPosted: 01/25/21 1:29 pm    ::: The 2020-21 All-Hair Team Reply Reply with quote

This could go across all Divisions, all Associations..but what players have some of the best hair?

My nominees are
Key from Tennessee
Edwards from UConn
Boston from South Carolina
Richards from Baylor

The Legendary Hall of Shrine includes:
Shameka Christon from Arkansas
Anriel Howard from Mississippi State
Diana Taurasi from UConn (when something as simple as a bun is iconic, it makes the all-Hair shrine)


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PostPosted: 01/25/21 3:00 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Mulkeys pigtails from her LA Tech playing days should be in the Hair of Fame.

On the honorary coaches list should be Sherry Coales “poodle doo” and Andy Landers “oiled down” look.



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PostPosted: 01/25/21 5:26 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Besides the ones that SD Hoops mentioned, I'd add
Keke McKinney from Kentucky for the blue hair

And to the Hall of Fame
Kellie Jolly's French braids


[Great thread, BTW]




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PostPosted: 01/25/21 5:27 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Laughing

My first thought in past college seasons was Paris Kea. In the pros, I think of Cappie Pondexter and an important past post player who was in the league for many years but whose name escapes me, but I clearly remember Queenie saying she looked like she was wearing a beaver on her head - every year it was a bit different but a big bouffant style. Then Clarendon with her mohawk. I like players with unique styles that make them easy to see on the floor. In college, Haley Jones with very thick and long hair is pretty obvious on Stanford. All the girls with short blond ponytails drive me nuts, especially on the same team, because they all look alike. Bueckers for example has a nice visible style.



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PostPosted: 01/25/21 6:23 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Cal and its alumni have had some 'dos. There was Layshia's mohawk. There was Devanei Hampton. There was Gennifer Brandon, although she really didn't go full Sailor Moon until she was with the Sky. Wait, did Nykesha Sales have the puffs with UConn?

You probably get to go into the Hairdo Hall of Fame if you have to use your hair to tie up your hair and it takes so long to put back together that you gotta be subbed out, so shoutout to Temple's Shanea Cotton. Unfortunately, I can't find pictures.

If we're discussing iconic and personally distinctive, if not necessarily best, we must also reluctantly consider the Miller twins' bangs.

myrtle, I think you're thinking of Le'Coe Willingham, although it looks like she was relatively straightforward with her hairstyling in college. If we're including a professional auxiliary, I submit Stefanie Dolson for consideration. Wait, sorry, wrong pic. And T-Spoon's braids weren't fancy, but they were certainly distinctive. There may have been rioting in the MSG stands when she got rid of them.

We must also be careful to consider eras here. There were some spectacular but also questionable mullet/perm combinations in the '80s. YouTube has several Rutgers games from the '80s where these are on full display.



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PostPosted: 01/25/21 6:29 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

myrtle wrote:
Laughing

All the girls with short blond ponytails drive me nuts, especially on the same team, because they all look alike. Bueckers for example has a nice visible style.


During the previous regime at St. Francis Brooklyn, where the coach recruited brunettes and dishwater blondes from four continents, I used to mumble and occasionally yell something along the lines of "For God's sake, at least recruit a redhead!" or "Can one of you at least wear a braid instead of a ponytail?"

(granted, this may also have been because I had a negative amount of respect for that coach and always found it suspicious that he had one {1} black player his entire tenure)



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PostPosted: 01/25/21 7:23 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Queenie wrote:
myrtle wrote:
Laughing

All the girls with short blond ponytails drive me nuts, especially on the same team, because they all look alike. Bueckers for example has a nice visible style.


During the previous regime at St. Francis Brooklyn, where the coach recruited brunettes and dishwater blondes from four continents, I used to mumble and occasionally yell something along the lines of "For God's sake, at least recruit a redhead!" or "Can one of you at least wear a braid instead of a ponytail?"

(granted, this may also have been because I had a negative amount of respect for that coach and always found it suspicious that he had one {1} black player his entire tenure)


I thought I was the only one that identified players based on their hairstyles.


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PostPosted: 01/25/21 7:41 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

FrozenLVFan wrote:
Queenie wrote:
myrtle wrote:
Laughing

All the girls with short blond ponytails drive me nuts, especially on the same team, because they all look alike. Bueckers for example has a nice visible style.


During the previous regime at St. Francis Brooklyn, where the coach recruited brunettes and dishwater blondes from four continents, I used to mumble and occasionally yell something along the lines of "For God's sake, at least recruit a redhead!" or "Can one of you at least wear a braid instead of a ponytail?"

(granted, this may also have been because I had a negative amount of respect for that coach and always found it suspicious that he had one {1} black player his entire tenure)


I thought I was the only one that identified players based on their hairstyles.


At least the first or second time I see a team, hairstyles are the most immediately identifiable feature a player has, unless she's unusually sized or proportioned compared to her teammates. (and the year to year changes can be disconcerting too)



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PostPosted: 01/26/21 4:08 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

FrozenLVFan wrote:

I thought I was the only one that identified players based on their hairstyles.


When watching Stanford it's a helpful way to tell the Hull twins apart.


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PostPosted: 01/26/21 1:34 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

It's simple, but Ionescu's headband-ponytail look is pretty iconic in that she rocked that exact same look in every single game of her career.

As for current players, Quay Miller of Washington's buzzed and bleached look is something I don't see often. Jazmine Massengill's braided look with one single braid hanging down her horehead is a choice, if intentional.


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PostPosted: 01/26/21 1:42 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Alaysia Styles has a look as well ...



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PostPosted: 01/26/21 4:54 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

CompSci87 wrote:
FrozenLVFan wrote:

I thought I was the only one that identified players based on their hairstyles.


When watching Stanford it's a helpful way to tell the Hull twins apart.


I still mostly tell the Hulls apart by their number. They are a challenge. Most of the rest are easy to tell apart except I struggle with Jerome. I like Anna Wilson's unique (for Stanford) look - very compact and precise. And Kianna seems to like to change it up all the time. The three posts are all obvious. When you get to know a team though, you can also tell just by how they move and what they do. I'm just getting used to distinguishing Hannah and Jana, though Hannah is substantially taller.



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PostPosted: 01/26/21 5:00 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

ClayK wrote:
Alaysia Styles has a look as well ...


yep. that one is pretty iconic too!



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PostPosted: 01/26/21 6:53 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

One of my favorite throwbacks is the blonde gold disco ball look worn by Erika Arrarian. Laughing Laughing


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PostPosted: 01/27/21 1:19 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

some all-timers

Isis Tillis

Zahui B

Betty Lennox

Crystal Robinson

Sammy P

Lawson

J-Mac

Taj

Tameaka Dixon

and Sailor Moon was referenced which makes me thing of
the player with long blonde hair from DT's later UConn years who shot the ball well and whose name is escaping me. She played with DT, Battle, Turner, J. Moore, I really can't remember her name but she had super long blonde hair.

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if eyelashes count as hair Evans (her hair is nice as well, less distinctive)
and even though they are in the original post I will 2nd
Boston and Richards


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PostPosted: 01/27/21 11:21 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

J-Spoon wrote:
some all-timers

Isis Tillis

Zahui B

Betty Lennox

Crystal Robinson

Sammy P

Lawson

J-Mac

Taj

Tameaka Dixon

and Sailor Moon was referenced which makes me thing of
the player with long blonde hair from DT's later UConn years who shot the ball well and whose name is escaping me. She played with DT, Battle, Turner, J. Moore, I really can't remember her name but she had super long blonde hair.

current
if eyelashes count as hair Evans (her hair is nice as well, less distinctive)
and even though they are in the original post I will 2nd
Boston and Richards




Ann Strother. I almost forgot about Shanna Zolman and that frizzy perm!


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PostPosted: 01/27/21 12:46 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I was ~*barely alive*~ when Lisa Leslie was at USC, but did she wear a ribbon in her hair (or whatever it was) back then like she did when she was a Spark? Very Happy



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PostPosted: 01/27/21 1:02 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The blue-haired player for Kentucky...Keke McKinney?



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PostPosted: 01/27/21 2:24 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Taj is the one I was thinking about.


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PostPosted: 01/28/21 12:15 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Stormeo wrote:
I was ~*barely alive*~ when Lisa Leslie was at USC, but did she wear a ribbon in her hair (or whatever it was) back then like she did when she was a Spark? Very Happy

I was also barely alive lol but Tamika Catchings had her hair done in the latter part of her WNBA career with the side braids and other dos. There's some players who stepped it up in the league!


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PostPosted: 01/28/21 12:16 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Just thought of an honorable mention for all-time. Charde Houston..one game she'd have a long blonde weave, the next she'd be completely bald. Definitely one who was always a surprise with her hair


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PostPosted: 01/28/21 12:20 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Stormeo wrote:
I was ~*barely alive*~ when Lisa Leslie was at USC, but did she wear a ribbon in her hair (or whatever it was) back then like she did when she was a Spark? Very Happy


No. She wore her hair much shorter in college.





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PostPosted: 01/28/21 12:51 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Stormeo wrote:
I was ~*barely alive*~ when Lisa Leslie was at USC, but did she wear a ribbon in her hair (or whatever it was) back then like she did when she was a Spark? Very Happy


she was definitely part of the all-elbows team though. breaking noses was her specialty.



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PostPosted: 01/28/21 7:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

how about Dungee's little forehead curls?



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PostPosted: 01/28/21 8:53 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

myrtle wrote:
how about Dungee's little forehead curls?

Yep! Her curls and lashes are definitely in the ballpark!


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