Kai Greene's Haircut - Stopping Him From Winning Olympia?

Is Kai Greene’s Haircut Completely Responsible For His Inability To Win The Mr Olympia?

Go on, ask yourself.

It’s a perfectly valid reason.

He has everything else: the size, the shape, symmetry, the conditioning.

Plus he’s quite clearly the fan favourite.

But what he doesn’t have is a decent haircut.

He’s essentially like the lead singer of a band – you’d think someone who is on such a primed stage would get his barnet chopped.

kai greene haircut

Samson reincarnated

Kai Greene could be Samson reincarnated.

The biblical character granted supernatural strength by God to perform heroic feats, such as destroying a pagan temple, defeating an entire army with the jawbone of an ass, shoulder pressing 400+ pounds, or throwing someone out of a Brooklyn nightclub.

Similarly, Greene also has a weakness.

Not an attraction to untrustworthy women (although I can’t prove this), but his hair.

A fatal flaw

Unlike Samson, it’s Kai’s existence of hair that is proving fatal, particularly in Mr Olympia finals.

Kai Greene

It would irritate me as an Olympia judge.

Why spoil such a credible physique with that?

It would be like spending all your money on an Audi R8 and then putting a ‘Powered by Fairydust’ sticker in the back window.

It just spoils it.

Is there more to it?

It just makes me think there’s more to it, there must be a reason.

Perhaps it is a metaphor for ‘growth’, ‘commitment’ or ‘perseverance’.

That is, his commitment to bodybuilding, growing one huge dreadlock and consistently spouting nonsensical philosophy.

Maybe he kept getting mistaken for Phil Heath by Olympia judges with a cross-race bias, and this was an attempt to distinguish himself?

After all, hair is the one thing he has got which Phil Heath hasn’t…

Haircuts and Mr Olympia

Mike Catz haircut

In Kai’s defence, if history is anything to go by he’s got the right idea.

Pre-judging has always favoured the men with hair.

Indeed, 9 out of the 13 Mr. Olympia winners have had a full head of hair:

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Franco Columbo, Dorian Yates, and, more recently, Jay Cutler.

Having said that, a haircut hasn’t helped some bodybuilders win any Olympia titles or gain street credibility (looking at you Mike Catz).

It could be as simple as he is scared of losing his hair, a curse among all men, steroid users or not, and by keeping it intertwined he loses as little as possible.

Also ask yourself this:

Is it a coincidence that Ronnie Coleman grew some hair after he had retired from the Olympia?

Ronnie Coleman with hair

What do you think?

Would a trip to the barbers improve Kai Green’s chances of winning Mr Olympia?

Can bodybuilding and immaculately coiffed curls go hand in hand?

Sound off in the comments below!

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  1. Joe, surely the fact that Kai Greene f**cked a grapefruit is a bigger obstacle to his success in Mr Olympia?

    1. Given that grapefruit is seen to have ‘fat burning qualities’ he may be onto something.

      Perhaps this method helps you to absorb the enzymes faster?

      If anyone else than Kai Greene had done it, you’d be thinking he’s a mentalist, but in reality this could be a great pre-contest tip for shedding those last few pounds.

      Food for thought (or for something else) certainly…

    2. As long as it’s not a rehearsal for his ‘performance element’ at this year’s Mr. Olympia contest… actually nothing would surprise me.


    He is a very well spoken and hulmbe individual and deserves the best because of all the hard work he has put in!

    I don’t think there is anyone that works harder then this guy… much respect.

    1. Wholeheartedly agree, he is a hard working athlete and a great ambassador for the sport.

      He appears to have everything, which is the very reason we question why he can’t quite grasp The Sandow!

      Maybe he’ll prove us wrong this year…

  3. Good post, I think that Kai Greene must get a decent hair cut to look more professional on stage but I think that Kai Greene don’t want that.

    Keep posting such interesting blog posts.

  4. Hair has NOTHING to do with bodybuilding.

    Hair has nothing to do with most things.

    The whole “professional look” bullshit applies to cubicle jobs, government jobs, or any professional job.

    Or a CEO with millions of stock holders.

    Any job where you have to give off the impression that you’re a respectable human being.

    Bodybuilding is not a normal boring job.

    It’s about physique.

    If we’re going to start judging haircuts too, what’s next?

    Facial symmetry?

    Disqualifying the ugly bodybuilders?

    It’s retarded.

  5. You’re an idiot.

  6. Typical racist ass pale man attempting to force people who differ in his appearance to look “decent” and conform to his standard. His hairstyle is cultural.

    The planet’s orbit, DNA spirals in a lattice, and atoms themselves spiral.

    Hair is an extension of the spirit and since our hair orbits with the planets, that should tell you who we really are.

    His hair locs are a beautiful blessing… F*ck your standards.