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Olympic figure skater Jason Brown's trademark ponytail

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.

Ice skating fans have fallen in love with Olympic figure skater Jason Brown who won the free skate and the silver medal at the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.  Brown's ponytail is his trademark.
Ice skating fans have fallen in love with Olympic figure skater Jason Brown who won the free skate and the silver medal at the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Brown's ponytail is his trademark.Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
Coach Kori Ade and Olympic ice skater Jason Brown
Coach Kori Ade and Olympic ice skater Jason BrownPhoto by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

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?

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