We’ve all been there—stretching into our downward dogs only to catch a glimpse of our sad gym hairstyles in the studio’s mirror. It can be disheartening and not to mention a total distraction when you should be focusing on balancing and breathing. Keep your mind focused by opting for a cute (and easy) style next time you hit the gym. Whether it’s a simple side braid or an over-the-top topknot, your gym hairstyle should look as good as you feel. Don’t know where to start? Here are seven looks to add to your gym hair roster.
1. THE DRAMATIC PONYTAIL
Call us crazy, but sometimes our everyday ponytail just doesn’t cut it. Give your pony an unexpected twist by adding a braid. Start by applying a volumizing spray throughout your ends to create texture and give your strands some extra grip. From there, tease the crown (the top) section of your hair for added height. Next, take a two-inch section of hair and begin braiding from your hairline to the ends. Secure the braid with a small elastic. Lastly, gather everything into a ponytail and secure with another elastic. This ponytail not only looks great but helps to keep all of your hair out of your face so you can really focus on your workout.
Voila – a perfect braided ponytail.
2. THE ACCESSORIZED TOPKNOT
We’re not going to lie – topknots are the OG gym hairstyle, however, you can spice them up by getting creative with your bobby pins. Whether it’s a star, a triangle or fun emoji, bobby pins are a creative way to add some visual interest to your gym hairstyle.
3. THE ROPE BRAID
Short on time? Try a quick and easy rope braid. Start by pulling your hair into a sleek ponytail and securing your ends with an elastic. From there, take your ends, divide them into two sections and twist those sections around one another until you run out of hair! It’s that easy. Secure with an elastic and finish with a high-hold hairspray to smooth any flyaways.