Proof the Olympic Village Has Everything: There's a Free Hair and Nail Salon For Athletes
With the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo well underway, TikTok is being flooded with videos from athletes talking about everything from the beds (spoiler alert: they're not made of cardboard) to the free swag competitors get. Another topic that's getting a lot of attention this year is the Olympic Village and the many stores and attractions it contains. Unbeknownst to viewers tuning in from home, it has everything the athletes could possibly need during their stay, including a post office, multiple gyms, souvenir shops, and a full-service hair and nail salon.
Erica Ogwumike, a player on the Nigerian national basketball team, shared a quick glimpse at the beauty salon in a TikTok video detailing how she spends her free time in the Olympic Village. Set to Olivia Rodrigo's "Deja Vu", Ogwumike got a fresh manicure from a nail technician in the salon. Team USA rugby player Cody Melphy and Japanese fencer Kaito Streets, on the other hand, both made videos of their experience getting a haircut at the salon. Melphy even tagged his barber, Aki (@barber_stylist_aki on TikTok).
According to the menu that Melphy shared in the short video, the hair salon offers three services — haircut, shampoo, and blowdry; shampoo and blowdry; and shaving — and best of all, the players get them for free. Now it makes so much sense why the Olympic athletes always look so good.
Ahead, watch the TikTok videos of the Olympic hair and nail salon for yourself.