In the figure skating world, traditionally, boys and men skate with short and/or traditional haircuts, but Olympic figure skater, Jason Brown, has stated that he sometimes wonders if his skating would change if he cut his hair since his unusual long ponytail is not only a part of him, but is his trademark.
Brown's figure skating coach, Kori Ade, who has taught him since he was five years old, decided to get some advice from other experts in the ice skating industry.
Here's what happened: A vote was cast!
At a Professional Skaters Association conference, Ade asked a group of thirty coaches to vote on whether or not her talented figure skating student should cut his hair. The coaches put their votes on little pieces of paper and voted by secret ballot.
Jason opened each vote slowly, and to his surprise, there was a tie! Fifteen coaches voted against Jason getting rid of his ponytail. The other fifteen wanted him to cut his hair.
What do you think? Should Olympic figure skater Jason Brown cut his hair?
- Jason Brown profile - Olympic figure skater 2014
- Video of Jason Brown's free skate at the 2014 US figure skating championships
- How to wear your hair for figure skating