4 Sporty Hairstyles for Short Hair to Rock When You Break a Sweat

Break a sweat as you keep your short hair in check. Try your hand at one of these short sporty hairstyles.

When you’re working up a sweat at the gym, you’re definitely going to want to rock sporty hairstyles for short hair that’ll keep your hair away from your face when you break a sweat. And while a small ponytail or mini buns may keep your hair workout-ready, it’s important to note that there are tons of other cute yet practical short hairstyles that you can wear during yoga, barre and Pilates classes. For some major styling inspiration to consider before your next workout, here are some ways to style sporty short haircuts:

1. Slick Back Your Pixie

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Use some styling gel to slick back your pixie into a stylish and sporty gym hair look.

Pixies may seem pretty hard to style for the gym, but they can look super-tough and edgy when styled with some styling gel. To give your pixie a sleek and sexy effect, use Nexxus Exxtra Hold Sculpting Gel on clean and wet hair, and use a good comb to slick your hair back. If you need some extra hold, use a strong-hold hairspray to help keep your style in place.

2. Sporty Twist

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A side twist always does the trick. Photo credit: Dvora

If you’re looking for a short hair gym style you can show off during your next dance class, a sporty twist is a fun and flirty style that isn’t too difficult to create. Even better news: It can spice up pixies and bobs in minutes. To get this super-cute look, you’ll simply need to twist two sections of your hair from the forehead and proceed to twist, until you reach the ear. However, as you twist, be sure to add in a bit of hair as you go. To finish your look, simply secure with some bobby pins, and use TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Hold Hairspray to help your style stay in place.

3. Wear a Headband

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A headband or a scarf allows you to get your hair away from your face when you break a sweat.

If you really want something easy to wear when you’re running or lifting, rocking a headband or a scarf always makes for a chic and practical style. However, it’s important to choose a headband that can handle the thickness of your hair and your sweat. Try selecting a thick, nylon elastic headband that absorbs sweat on your forehead and keeps your hair out of your face. A raking of TRESemmé Thick & Full Balm can help give some fullness and body to your strands too.

4. Rock a Short Braid Updo

Young woman wearing one of the most stylish gym hairstyles for short hair: the braided updo.
Sporty Hairstyles for Short Hair: This braided updo is anything but boring. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

Opting for a short braid updo is fun and functional, especially if you’re looking for a hairstyle that you can wear to the gym—and to the office. Sporty short hairstyles like these work best on those with long bobs, as the slightly longer length, will allow you to create this braided look with ease. To create this style, start by applying a good styling cream on clean hair. Then, create two braids at the nape of your neck, pinning them up with the help of some bobby pins. Finish your look by using some extra hold hairspray.