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Workout hairstyles: Celebrity inspiration for gym-goers

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Look stylish while you get into shape…


If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to hit the gym more frequently, then we bet that you’re looking for some super easy (but stylish!) workout hairstyles, right? If so, you’ve come to the right place: because we’ve got a whole host of celebrity-inspired ‘dos that are ideal for your next gym session.

Now, are you ready to see which sweat-proof styles we’ve got in store for you? Then have a scroll through the gallery above, and keep on reading to get the lowdown on each simple look.

Celebrity inspiration: Workout hairstyles to try


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Workout hairstyles: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s low bun

A low bun (or a ballerina bun) is the ideal hairstyle for any workout, thanks to the fact that it keeps all of the hair off of your face, leaving you free to do some hardcore exercise! Created to withstand intense dance routines and long working hours, this bun is guaranteed to stay put, no matter how hard you workout.

Editor’s tip: If you have short layers or a fringe, use a stretchy headband to hold these stray hairs back, just as Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has done.

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Workout hairstyles: Dakota Johnson. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Dakota Johnson’s pigtails

Actress Dakota Johnson is proof that pigtails and a gym session go hand-in-hand. Not only is this girl-next-door hairstyle super easy to create, it will also leave you with luscious, wavy strands post-workout when you let your plaits loose. After all, it’s always good to think one step ahead!

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Workout hairstyles: Hilary Duff. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Hilary Duff’s messy ponytail

Hilary Duff’s textured, messy ponytail has to be one of our favourite go-to hairstyles for a workout. Why? Because not only does its undone, casual style mean that you’ll still look stylish while you exercise, but also because it can be whipped up in a matter of minutes! Seriously, what more could you want from a gym ‘do?

Editor’s tip: To add texture to your pony, spritz the tail with some VO5 Dry Texturising Spray – trust us, this handy product will give you loads of added oomph in seconds!

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Workout hairstyles: Bella Hadid. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Bella Hadid’s boxer braids

While Bella Hadid may have worn boxer braids on the red carpet, we think that they’re the perfect braided hairstyle for your next workout. Since these stylish braids are woven close to your scalp, this hairstyle has the double benefit of securely tucking your strands away, as well as making it virtually impossible for your plaits to come undone while you work out. Bonus!

Editor’s tip: To help add grip to your hair and make it easier to braid, spritz your mane with the TRESemmé Instant Refresh Translucent Dry Shampoo before styling. This product will also help to soak up any excess oil and sweat produced while you’re at the gym – so you have one less thing to worry about when hitting it hard!

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Workout hairstyles: Cara Santana. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Cara Santana’s messy bun

Actress Cara Santana is a pro at donning one of the most – if not the most – popular workout hairstyles around: the messy bun. This cult classic really does take seconds to create, and you don’t even need to be a hair styling master to do it, either. Don’t believe us? Just check out our tutorial to achieving the messy bun in 4 simple steps, and you’ll be amazed at how stylish you can be!


Now, if it was your New Year’s resolution to hit the gym on a regular basis, you’re probably wondering how you can make your workout hairstyles last longer, right? Well, all it takes, is to check out our article on the useful gym hair styling tricks that you need to know, here!

04 January 2017