POPSUGAR Beauty 2012 Olympics Sassoon Salon Olympic-Inspired Hair Sassoon Salon Brings the Olympics Into Your Hairstyle by Beauty 7/03/12 33 Shares Like us on Facebook View in slideshow If you thought that the Olympics couldn't affect hair this season, think again. Sassoon Salon has just released Athletica, its latest hair creation that was inspired by the upcoming games in London. Drawing inspiration from the athletes who take the field every four years, Sassoon creative directors Mark Hayes and Bruce Masefield focused on creating athletic cuts that had a lot of movement. "The Olympics always brings into focus the relationship between sports and hair," says Hayes. On the color end, color directors Peter Dawson and Edward Darley chose metallic tones of gold, silver, and bronze to match those iconic medals. To get a taste of the Olympic games before they hit your TV screen, keep reading. Weightless Wonder What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 Athletica features cuts that are not overstyled or weighed down with product. Creative director Mark Hayes stressed the importance of fluidity of movement in the styles. 1 / 5 Heavy Medals What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 The color scheme was inspired by the Olympic medals. This bronze tone with shocks of fiery red is one of the more standout looks. 2 / 5 Blond Ambition What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 Silver is another color that gets a lot of play in Athletica, with hues ranging from soft gray to violet. 3 / 5 Rings of Glory What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 "The colors are placed in concentric circles and form stacks up the hair," color director Edward Darley says. These circular stacks are meant to resemble the interlocking Olympic rings. 4 / 5 Leaps and Bounds What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 Frayed, curved edges give the hair an athletic look. Creative director Bruce Masefield wanted the styles to resemble what an athlete's hair would look like after they completed their event. 5 / 5 Read More Sassoon Salon2012 OlympicsSummer BeautyHair 2012 Olympics An Olympic Craft For the Opening Ceremonies Team USA Olympians Know How to Rock Serious Star-Spangled Style Video: Olympic Runner Accused of Murder, Timberlake Reveals New Video, and More! The Gold Standard: Team USA's Greatest 2012 Olympic Moments Hair 20 Shades of Hot Gray-Haired Guys Cult Products Every Hair Junkie Needs to Own 5 Natural Hair Overnight Treatments For Stronger, Shinier Curls 38 Celebrities Who Have the Hottest Haircuts of Summer Summer Beauty 7 Ways to Get the Best-Looking Thighs of Your Life 7 Ways to Make Your Legs Look Instantly Better (Without the Gym!) 13 Rainbow Braids That Are to Dye For This Is the Chicest, Easiest Nautical Nail Art You'll Find POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get chic with our daily newsletter Beauty Tips Fashion and Beauty News Street Style Celebrity Style Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR.