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5 Hairstyling Tricks for Tournament Season

Are you ready for tournament season? From watch parties to courtside seats, we know it’s important to look and feel great while cheering on your favorite team. As the official hair salon of the NCAA, we’re here to help you rock your hair this tournament season with our winning hairstyling tips for March Madness.

Setting out on a winning path all starts with a fresh haircut before tipoff, so make sure you use Online Check-In to score a haircut at your local Great Clips salon before you get started on styling.

1. Give your hair team spirit

From face paint to foam fingers, finding your gameday style can be part of your fan identity. And nothing elevates your favorite jersey like a statement hairstyle! Try rocking your team’s signature colors in your hair with ribbon or hair paint. Experiment with hair-safe paint or colorful wax to show your team spirit or add a hair ribbon as the third strand in your braid. You could also secure a few strands of ribbon to a hair tie before putting your hair in a ponytail.

2. Try an ultimate fan hairstyle

Whether you're sitting courtside or couch-side, your hair can help your team spirit shine! Try the ultimate fan hairstyle while you're cheering on your favorite team during March Madness. Nothing screams superfan like the iconic mohawk. If you're not ready to commit to shaving your head, try out a fauxhawk. You can easily achieve this look at home by using a gel to style your hair to create a spike in the center of your head.

3. Find your perfect product line-up

We know a bad hair day won't stop a basketball superfan from missing out on March Madness activities! Find your combination of perfect products to lock in your hairstyle throughout even the longest games. When choosing your hair product lineup, think about your hair texture and desired style. Pomade is great for keeping frizz at bay, while gel can freeze your look in place for hours of watch time. Like the players on the court, be sure to add defense to your line up with our Thermal Protection Spray.

4. Rock your favorite players hairstyle

If you’re looking for your next signature style, give your favorite player’s haircut a try! Finding hair inspiration from your favorite college basketball star could lead you to the perfect new look. If you find your next go-to hairstyle, your local stylist will use Clip Notes to build a personal hair profile for you, ensuring your perfect haircut is sure to be a slam dunk after every visit.

5. Revamp your pre-game haircare routine

Don’t want to miss a single second of the game? When you find a hair routine that works, you won’t have to! Once you establish your hair type, finding the right products for washing and styling will help save you time while getting ready for your March Madness festivities. To learn how you can perfect your hair game, check out our blog on how to create the ultimate haircare routine. There’s no better feeling than soaking up the game without worrying about your hair!

Looking for more sporty hairstyle inspiration? Check out our 7 sporty hairstyles to keep you gameday ready

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