By Natalie L. Nichols, Health & Beauty Writer
Standard ponytails and pins are great when you want to keep your hair off your face during workouts, but if youâ€™re like many women, you probably want your hair to look its best even when youâ€™re breaking a sweat! You already buy cute workout clothes in order to stay motivated and feel confident while exercising, so why not add some flair to your hair? Here are six effortless, gym-appropriate hairstyle ideas that will tame your mane in just minutes!
A more sophisticated take on the standard ponytail, this sleek style will tame flyaways and keep your hair out of your face throughout an entire sweat session.
Get the Look: First, work in some hair gel or shine serum to keep flyaways at bay. Then, using a brush, slick back your hair and sweep it into a ponytail. This hairstyle can be worn high on the head for a gorgeous, glam look, or even in a lower pony for a more subdued take on the style.
This style isn't your prim and proper ballerina bun, oh no! A flirtatious high bun will add some romance and is perfect for those who have medium to long hair with layers.
Get the Look: Gather those gorgeous locks as high on your head as you can, then twirl your hair around into a bun. Don't worry if your hair is layered, either. Allowing those loose strands to fall as they may will make you look oh-so-romantic and girly! If you'd like, use some pins to keep too many stray strands in place.
The next time you're getting ready for yoga class, opt for this cool side braid that will make you look absolutely breathtaking while keeping your hair under control through each pose. This type of braid is ideal for those with long hair.
Get the Look: Part your hair to one side allowing the part to be a bit messy. Gather your hair over one shoulder, then braid as you normally would. Secure the braid in place with an elastic band.
Beauty Bonus: After your workout, release your hair from the braid to reveal soft, romantic waves!
Forget ugly 1970's sweatbands, today's fitness headbands work on long, medium and short hair equally well. Plus, they come in colors to match your sassiest workout gear.
Get the Look: Pull the headband on and let it dangle around your neck. Push it up across your forehead, making sure to capture any stray hairs that try to escape. Just make sure you wash headbands frequently so they don't start to stink!
Is your hair simply not long enough to pull back and not short enough to just let it all hang down during a workout? Then this is the perfect gym hairstyle for you!
Get the Look: While your hair is damp, run a flat iron through your locks if it isn't naturally straight. Grab some strong hair gel and use it to slick back every strand. Then, use a blow dryer with a diffuser to eliminate frizz and dry your hair in place. After just these few steps, your hair won’t move a smidge--even during your favorite spinning class!
Need a hassle-free, quick hairstyle for a longer, sweatier gym session? This look will keep your hands free and hair secure between each workout station, from the treadmill to kettlebells.
Get the Look: Depending on your mood, make a high ponytail or low ponytail and divide the tail into two sections. Twist each section to form a soft chignon. Then, use a hair clip to keep your hair in place. Your mane will remain secure and out of your face no matter how long youâ€™re at the gym.
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