Patriotic Hair Prank

By Lauren Salapatek | 02/24/2010 9:01:19 AM


Monday night Long-track speedskater Ryan Bedford and older teammate Chad Hedrick devised a plan of action: to shave and dye each other’s hair so both of their hair styles would resemble American flags.

“We were joking around last night and he said: ‘Let’s do something crazy,’” said Bedford.

Bedford was the guinea pig and went first. Right after Bedford’s outcome, Hedrick backed out after seeing the bizarre results of Bedford’s follicle surgery.

 Oops! Here's a glimpse at Bedford's new do'

“Chad is one of the senior guys on the team, so he can get away with it,” said Bedford. “He came up with the idea of the shave. We weren’t really thinking that it would end up like this. I’m the one who gets to look weird.”

The 23-year-old Bedford, from Holland, Michigan finished 12th in the 10,000 meter event on Tuesday.

 Bedford's final result





ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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