Gym newbie? Don’t sweat it! These workout-proof hairstyles for the gym look good and will help you smash those goals.
If you’re still sticking to your New Year’s resolution of working out more (you go Glen Coco!), you’ll be needing some stylish gym hairstyles to help you make those #gains look good.
Whatever your workout style, whether that’s spin, boxing or barre, we’ve put together some of our favourite hairstyles for the gym – all of which have one thing in common: they’re sweat-proof, workout-proof and still look cute enough to wear for the rest of the day!
So, grab your new active wear, try out one of these workout hairstyles and smash those goals!
The best workout hairstyles for different gym classes
Barre: Ballerina bun
If there’s one thing we love about barre class, it’s that you can basically pretend to be a ballerina for an hour. So, twisting your hair into a classic ballerina bun is naturally the way to go.
Editor’s tip: Find that your baby hairs are poking out of your bun around your hairline? You can use a little hairspray, such as the VO5 Ultimate Hold Hairspray, to set them down for a neater look.
Zumba: Space buns
These cute space buns are the perfect gym hair look for upbeat dance workouts, like Zumba.
Especially great for curly or natural haired girls who’re looking for ways to keep their curls under control, they also have the added bonus if being super on trend right now thanks to their funky ’90s vibes. Credit: @freshlengths
HIIT: Fishtail braid
We love a braid, but if we’re being honest: a standard-three strand plait can easily come loose while working out. So instead of your usual plait, you need a braid that is stronger than your PT – which is why we suggest trying a tighter fishtail variation. Credit: @beautybyaudriana
Editor’s tip: Braids actually work best on unwashed hair, but don’t worry if yours is squeaky clean, as a quick spritz of the TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray will help to add extra grip.
Boxercise: Boxer braids
Now, it may look difficult to achieve, but don’t fret: once you’ve got the hang of it, you’ll be able to whip up this impressive style in under 5 minutes (yes, really!). Credit: @long_brown_hair_
Yoga: Twisted bun
If you’ve ever made the mistake of forgetting your hair tie for yoga class, then you’ll know how very un-zen it is having your hair all over your face while you’re in downward dog.
Spin: High pony
The lights may be off in spin class, but when you start to turn up that resistance, you’re going to want workout hairstyles that will have your hair up off of your neck. An Ariana Grande-style high pony is perfect for swishing your way through the class and will help keep you cool.
For more New Year’s hair inspiration, discover your January hair horoscope here and see what the stars have in store for your hair!