Looking for gym hairstyles for short hair? Well, with these sporty ‘dos, you’ve got no excuse to not workout!
Finding an exercise-appropriate hairstyle is difficult at the best of times, but when you have short hair, things just get even trickier, don’t they? So, if you’ve been searching high and low for the best gym hairstyles for short hair, don’t worry: we’re about to make it easier than doing mountain-climbers for a minute.
Short hair at the gym is cute, but how do you keep it out of the way when you’re trying to make your PB on the treadmill? With our list of the best gym hairstyles for short hair, of course! So even if you’re struggling to keep up with your PT, at least your short hair will look on point.
Got short hair? Gym-worthy hairstyles to rock now
The pinned-back pixie
The short hair gym quiff
Clips, hairbands or pins not really your scene? Then this edgy alternative might be right up your street. The secret behind the success of this hairstyle is a good hair wax to hold it all in place.
Try the VO5 Classic Styling Soft Moulding Wax to secure your hair, while keeping frizz at bay. And the best part? It provides long-lasting definition and shine without leaving your hair feeling sticky!
The gym-ready ponytail
If your short crop is a little on the longer side, then nothing beats a classic ponytail when it comes to gym hairstyles for short hair. Simply gather your tresses back towards the crown of your head and wrap a hairband around your ponytail a few times.
If your hair is just a little too short to do a low ponytail, then why not create a high half-up ‘do instead?
Gym hairstyles for short hair: Braids
French braiding your hair into 2 pigtails is the perfect style for those with shoulder-length hair. However, if you’re a plaiting novice, fret not: just take a look at our step-by-step tutorial, here, and you’ll have it mastered in no time! Credit: @zavalaashlee1
The ‘no band’ braid
Can’t find a hairband? With this lovely ‘no band’ braid it’s no longer an issue! Credit: @emilyandersonstyling
Just tease the end of your plait with a comb and spritz your mane with the VO5 Classic Styling Ultimate Hold Hairspray. We aren’t guaranteeing it’ll hold tight during a high-intensity dance class, but it’s certain to make the yogis envious.
Sporty hairstyles for short hair: Buns
Half topknot hero
We don’t like to show favouritism, but in our books, the half topknot bun is the ultimate bun for short-haired girls. Before creating your topknot, spritz your roots with a little of the TRESemmé Instant Refresh Translucent Dry Shampoo. This will help rid you of greasy tresses and give your hair some grip. Then play about with the position of the bun – and you’re done! Credit: @love_kaileyshell
The short-haired girl’s messy bun
If your tresses are a little longer, you might just be able to do a messy bun. But don’t forget to team your ‘do with a hairband to help stop any stray baby hairs or flyaways from getting in your way. Credit: @abbyyxelizabeth
Why wear one bun when you could be rocking two? Channel your inner gym bunny with this half-up hairstyle and create two mini buns, leaving your shorter hair out at the back.
Like the half topknot hero, when it comes to sporty hairstyles for short hair, double buns are great for keeping your tresses up and out of your way. So, you can focus on your workout or your gym selfie. Credit: @mina1003
So, what are your go-to gym hairstyles for short hair? Whichever one you pick, don’t forget to check out our half-up hairstyle for short hair tutorial by Maddie Bruce, will you?