Sha’Carri Richardson may not be at the Tokyo Olympics this week, but she’s still shaking things up on the track in a brand-new commercial for Beats by Dre. On July 20, the 21-year-old track athlete posted the minute-long video on Instagram, which also features a new single from Kanye West titled “No Child Left Behind.” In the clip, she shows off her athletic talent while wearing a stunning ginger wig and a heart-patterned French manicure.
Richardson appears in the video in two different two-piece outfits — a gold legging set and a black bicycle short set — that look great with the wine-colored wig. This unit looks pretty similar to the one she wore at the 2021 ESPYs earlier this month, so it might be the same wig styled differently. The dark-red wig was parted down the side and curled by hairstylist Christiana Cassell (who is also responsible for her radiant makeup) so that it falls down her back in beautiful waves. And of course, those edges are laid perfectly on either side of her face.
Though we get some gorgeous close-up shots of the sangria wig, we don’t see as many angles of her lengthy square-shaped nails. Blink and you’ll miss the heart-shaped details on her thumb, index, and pinky fingers and tiny red decals on the middle and ring digits. This isn’t your regular French manicure at all. Alongside the traditional white, this set has baby pink and light blue hues on the tips.
Like we have said before, we are here for every inch of Richardson’s glam on and off the track. “Every time I step on the track I’m going to show you long nails, a different color hair… As long as my community loves it, I’ma bring it every time,” the track star told The Undefeated in an interview at the ESPY Awards. So we’ll be here not-so-quietly praising all the beauty moments to come.
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