Share Share: August 5, 2016 Hair evolution: Ryan Lochte’s hairstyles through the years At the University of Florida, Ryan Lochte caught attention for his speed in the pool and his fluffy long mane. At his second Olympics in Beijing, Lochte’s soft curls perfectly complimented his gold medal for the 200m backstroke. Lochte sported the “long hair, dont’t care” motto at an interview only a year following his second Olympics. Two things stood out at the 2012 London Olympics: Lochte had added some bling and ditched his long mane. Lochte decided to keep the short hair for the 2016 Rio Games, especially after he was voted one of People Magazine’s “Sexiest Men Alive.” The Olympic swimmer decided to switch it up for Rio after sporting several styles through the years Not sure what we like more, Lochte’s soft “smize” or his bold #lightblue look! Ryan Lochte has sported several hairstyles over the years, most recently unveiling his light blue hue.