Go To Gym Hairstyles

By Esther Estrada

When you are heading to your workout, pumped with adrenaline, ready to set a new PR, the last thing you want is anything standing in your way. Even if it’s something as simple as your hair in your face, it can mess up your mojo. Fear no more, I have a list of some cute hairstyles you can rock at the gym while having your hair stay out of your face. 

Hair styles:

Ponytail 

Women showing side profile of pony tail. Photo by Pius Martin on Unsplash.

The ponytail is everyone’s favorite hairstyle. It’s easy, simple and keeps your hair out of your face. 

Ana Aqunio is a 22 year old female who goes to the gym very frequently and is well involved within the fitness world. Said, “My go-to hairstyle is always a ponytail. It’s just quick and easy to do and looks great.”

How to:

Step 1: Gather all your hair to the back of your head 

Step 2: Using a brush, brush your hair back for a clean look 

Step 3: Use your hair tie to tie up your hair 

Here is a video with step by step instructions to create this look.

Slicked Back Bun 

 (Women looking at her phone. Photo by Esther Estrada)

The slicked back bun is my personal favorite. It helps keep your hair out of your face and off of your back at all times. It’s similar to a ponytail but with a few extra steps.

How to: 

Step 1: Gather all your hair to the back of your head 

Step 2: Using a brush, brush your hair back for a clean look 

Step 3: Use your hair tie to tie up your hair 

Step 4: Twist your hair 

Step 5: Now with that same twist, twist it into a circle on top of where you tied your ponytail 

Step 6: Secure it with as many hair ties as you need for it to feel comfortable and secure 

Step 7: Use some hair spray or gel to slick back any stray hairs 

Here is a How-to video with step by step instructions to create this look.

Braided ponytail 

(Women looking at themselves in the mirror. Photo by test on pintrest

Here is a way to spice up your ponytail. It’ll add a sleek vibe to your look and keep your hair off your face and neck way better than a regular ponytail.

Chole Mercedes, an up and coming gym influencer, said,“ I love braids, and pony tails are simple so why not combine the two and make it a cuter look. It’s also something very simple to do and it keeps my hair out of my face.”  

How to: 

Step 1: Gather all your hair to the back of your head 

Step 2: Using a brush, brush your hair back for a clean look 

Step 3: Use your hair tie to tie up your hair to your head

Step 4: Braid your hair down to the ends and tie it off with a small elastic

Here is a how-to video with steps to create this look.

Pineapple 

(Women taking pictures in the gym mirror. Photo by Leana Deeb

This is for the curly hair queen. You can never go wrong with a pineapple hairstyle. It’s a great way to protect curls and keep hair out of your face, all while looking cute during your workouts. Some advice is to keep a lightweight edge control in your gym bag to lay your edges if you want to sharpen the look once you’re done.

How to:

Step 1: Flip your head upside down

Step 2: Grab your hair like a ponytail but on the top of your head 

Step 3: Flip your head up and put it through the hair tie 

Step 4: Grab the pony from the back and pull it through your hair tie, but only half way

Step 5: Pull at it to make it into your desire look

Here is a how-to video with steps to create this look.

Double French Braids

(Individual with long braid hair. Photo by Lacey Gattis)

Can’t get enough braids? Well, french braids are another option for you to try, They work for long and short hair, and even if you have bangs.

Mercedes said, “This is probably my favorite hair style. It helps keep my curls protected and my hair still looks put together even after the gym.” 

How to:

Step 1: Split your hair down the middle 

Step 2: From the front, grab a good amount of hair 

Step 3: Section it into three pieces 

Step 4: Start braiding the hair and pick up pieces of hair along the way

Step 5: Secure the end of your hair with  a small elastic

Step 6: Do the same thing to the other side

Here is a how-to video with step by step instructions to create this look.

Will you be trying one of these hairstyles next time you’re at the gym? Have fun with them and enjoy your hair being out of your face next time you workout.

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