There are few feelings as good as the one you get after a good and sweaty workout. If you love hitting the gym, group classes, running or just like doing at-home workouts, you know how important your hairstyle is. Sure, it doesn’t have to be pretty but it has to be practical. You have to keep your hair off your face, prevent it from getting overly sweaty and keep it tight so that you’re not redoing your topknot when you’re in the middle of jumping jacks.
Here we have rounded-up a variety of hairstyles that are practical but also pretty for your workouts at the gym or at home and included tutorials.
Tight Fishtail Braid
Braids are one of the best gym hairstyles. Fishtail braids are a great way to give your hair a new look while you work on your new workout. The fishtail braid is characteristically loose and often to the side. Ditch the tousled look and the side braid and opt for tighter fishtail that will last through your training. Pull it up high in in a ponytail for extra security.
Sticking with the braided gym-friendly hairstyles, pigtails are an easy and effective option. Braided pigtails might not always feel age-appropriate but they are always gym-appropriate and they’re super cute. They’re also perfect if you wear a hat to the gym. A three-strand braid will get the job done but secure your locks by creating French braided pigtails.
Off-Duty Ballet Bun
A classic ballet bun might be a little too polished for a gym appearance. Keep it casual and keep is tousled with an off-duty ballet bun. This hairstyle is perfect for yoga, pure barre or Pilate’s classes. Best of all, it only takes 1-2 minutes to create.
Textured Ponytail with Hair Wrapped Around Elastic
If you’re hitting the gym after work or school then there’s a good chance that you already have some texture added to your tresses. Throw your hair up in a classic gym ponytail but wrap the elastic with a strand of your hair to kick your hairstyle, and your workout up a notch.
Front Side Braid
The goal of every gym hairstyle is to keep your hair off your neck and prevent it from falling onto your face and into your eyes. This hairstyle does all of the above and it’s pretty simple and ultra-cute.
Wear a Headband
Headbands at the gym aren’t just about being cute – they’re extremely practical. They keep your hair back and off your face, especially if you have bangs or shorter layers. They look great with braids, buns and ponytails and come in so many sizes that you could wear one with every hairstyle and workout outfit. Check out the picture below of a large headband or click here for others.
But don’t get us wrong, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with a classic ponytail.