Hairstyles for Athletes: 12 Sporty Styles to Try

Alyssa François | 07 February 2018

Sporty and chic styles ahead. 

These days, we have yet to see an athlete that doesn’t take advantage of sporty and chic hairstyle ideas. There are so many hairstyles for athletes that work for on and off the court. No matter your hair type, length or your hairstyling skill level we have plenty more styles to add to the list. Read on to discover our top edit of hairstyles for athletes to try.

Hairstyles for Athletes: Stylish and Sporty Ideas

hairstyles for athletes: box braid ponytail
Protective style and chic for the gym.

1. Box Braid Ponytail

Box braids is one of our go-to styles as a protective hairstyle. If you’re an athlete this is a great hairstyle idea as it requires very low maintenance.

hairstyles for athletes: box braids
Swing your braids to the side.

2. Side Part Box Braids

Want a hairstyle idea for your box braids that will take you from training to dinner with friends? Part your braids on the side and create this stylish low-do.

hairstyles for athletes: bun updo
An updo for any profession.

3. The Bun

What’s not to love about the bun hairstyle for any profession? Smooth your hair up into a top knot and secure your edges with a headband that will also help with absorbing sweat and keeping your hairline in tact.

hairstyles for athletes: cornrows
Get a set of straight backs for the gym.

4. Cornrow Bun

Looking for a simple and easy hairstyle for your workouts? This cornrow style is ideal. What we also love about this style is that you can take them out and rock a crimped look. Set with TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Hold Hairspray to set your waves in place after removing your braids.

hairstyles for athletes
Simple and easy.

5. Curly Pony

Have naturally curly hair and need a simple hairstyle for your games or working out? No need to hide your curlicues! Throw it up into an easy ponytail hairstyle. Define your curls with TRESemmé Flawless Curls Defining Gel and gather your hair up into a high pony.

hairstyles for athletes: dutch braids
Double the fun.

6. Dutch Braids

Braids work for any occasion and any profession. Create two braids in your hair to compete in your sports in style.

hairstyles for athletes: French braid
Elevate your French braid.

7. French Braid

Almost every athlete settles for the French braid style but you can make yours stand out. Lace the ends of your braids with colorful hair strings to set your look apart from the rest.

hairstyles for athletes: fringe braid
Braid your bangs.

8. Fringe Braid

Whether you have long or short bangs, you can get them out of your face while you train with a braid. After your game, training or workout session, refresh your hair with a dry shampoo like TRESemmé Fresh Start Basic Dry Shampoo to help preserve your style.

hairstyles for athletes: low pony
Simple low pony.

9. Low Ponytail

Just like the bun, the ponytail is an easy go-to hairstyle for working out and beyond. Pull your hair back into a low ponytail to get your hair out of your face while you workout.

hairstyles for athletes: side braid

10. Side Braid

Need something to do with the ends of your ponytail? Braid it to get it out of your way!

hairstyles for athletes: singles braid
Workout in style.

11. Single Braid

Sometimes, all it takes is one braid. Braid your hair into this single braid style and coil the ends into a bun.

hairstyles for athletes: space bun
Two buns are better than one.

12. Space Buns

Space buns work for adults too! Create this fun style to compete in style.



Looking for gym hairstyles too? Here’s simple braided ponytail to create before your workout! 

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