6 Great Hairstyles to Rock at the Gym

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6 Great Hairstyles to Rock at the Gym

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 you’re like many women, you probably want your hair to look its best even when you’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!

Sleek Ponytail

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.

Flirty High Bun

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.

Sexy Side Braid

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!

Fun Headband

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!

Swept Away

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!

Tousled Twist

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 you’re at the gym.

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12/25/2016 3:39:47 AM

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7/3/2016 8:46:44 AM

OLBOND's SparkPage
I usually wear high ponytails to the gym. I often copy my hairstyle from here - http://therighthairstyles.com/messy-ponyta
il-hairstyles/ . It is a convenient hairstyle to make the most of my workout without tivivating my hair .


3/28/2016 9:31:10 AM

JACFRANK's SparkPage
For me, these sound pretty fancy for the gym. Does hair gel hold up with sweat? My hair is almost down to my butt, and I always wear either a low ponytail (just pulled back with a hair tie) or braided down the back if I'm going to be jumping around or moving my head a lot. Otherwise, I usually wear men's boxer shorts & an over sized cotton t-shirt to the gym & sometimes look ridiculous...but I personally don't care.

Don't get me wrong, there is nothing in the world wrong with wanting to look good at the gym. It is a place to make you feel good about yourself after all, so rock those fancy hairdos! :)


11/22/2014 4:39:11 AM

I usually like to apply a high ponytail or sometimes an updo which helps me to exerise properly at gym without any disturbances It also helps to clean sweat near neck easily especially on Thredmill whcih bgives more sweating .There are various Hair extensions available which can be use while going for gym also .View more products at http://www.indianhairstore.com

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