Going to the gym to do your routine work out can be kind of a hassle – especially if you have long tresses. From your hair flinging wildly by your side annoyingly while you run, or having it get all over your sweaty face – let’s be honest, it’s a total pain in the butt.
Sure, the practical solution would be to simply tie it up in a ponytail and call it a day, but where’s the fun in that? Check out these 17 easy and practical hairstyles to wear to the gym, because hey, who says you can’t look cute and stylish even when working up a sweat?
That being said, do remember to give your hair some TLC with quality at-home hair care because all the styling and tying that you do can cause some serious damage in the long run if you don’t take good care of your locks at the end of the day.
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1. High Ponytail with a Hair Wrap
Such an easy and stylish way to dress up the classic high ponytail. This way, you don’t even have to care if the rubber band you used looks stylish enough.
Simply grab a piece of hair (about a square centimetre) from the bottom, and pull it out of the elastic. Twirl the hair and wrap it around the base of the ponytail, covering the elastic, then secure it with a bobby pin.
Simply twist your hair into a giant knot, secure it with bobby pins up on top, and voila – you’re done!
Want a messier look? Pull some choice strands out to frame your face! Or if you’re easily annoyed by flyaway strands, simply bun it alllll up.
3. Tight Low Bun
Not only does this look super stylish, but more importantly, it also gets your hair out of the way!
Wanna know how to style this easy hairstyle? Click here for a step-by-step process!
4. Twisted Ponytail Braid
Kind of like a regular ol’ high ponytail, but taken to the next level. Plus, you can’t deny that braids are almost always cute.
5. Bubble Ponytail Braid
Too lazy to go through the effort of doing an actual braid? Simply tie your hair up in a ponytail, use however many rubber bans to secure your hair at each section, then pull away at each section for that bubble ponytail effect!
6. Ponytail with side braids
Love braids but don’t really want to feel them flinging all over your face, or your back? This is an easy way not only to dress up the regular ol’ pony, but to just give it a little more classy pizzazz.
7. Messy Bun with a Hairband
There’s certainly no rules about skipping out on hair accessories entirely when going to the gym! Plus, there’s not denying that headbands just add that much more character when paired with a bun!
8. Pigtail Braided Hair
Pigtails are back, and big now too. Often seen on celebrities, this look isn’t just reserved for kids in primary school anymore!
Easy to wear, and such an easy way to put more of a feminine touch to your look, while also getting pesky hair out of the way – wear this hairstyle with confidence.
9. Low Pigtail Buns
We just LOVE how cute and summery this looks. Wear this to the gym and we guarantee you, you’ll be sure to turn some heads!
10. Miley Cyrus-esque high pigtail buns
You might remember this particular hair style when twerking Miley Cyrus was still a thing (oh, snap!)
This hairstyle is also perfect for those with shorter hair, but still want to keep flyaway hairs out of the way! (Or if you’re just looking to channel that inner alien antenna look!)
11. High Messy Pigtail Buns
Alternatively, if you’ve got longer tresses, tie it up in a messy bun on either side to add a tinge of playfulness to your style (while getting your fitness on)!
12. Low Pigtails
Far from the borderline-childish high pigtails, tie your hair in low pigtails if you’re scared of appearing too immature – or worse, trying too hard to look young.
Plus, this works especially well if you have curly hair, yassss.
13. Side Braid
You could simply just do a regular ol’ side braid, but we say take it up a notch, and tie a classy fishtail side braid instead.
Classy, and doesn’t make you look bald up front (because let’s be honest, hairstyles that require you to pull your hair all the way back can sometimes look that way in pictures!), you can even wear this hairstyle out of the gym and still look stylish!
14. Low Slung Ponytail
Sure, there’re plenty of primary schoolers out there wearing their ponytails low because they don’t really know any better, but you can classy up this classic, noob-friendly hairstyle and make it look more sleek, more classy.
Bonus: Is your hair too unruly? You can sleek it up a bit with the help of some hair gel!
15. Puffed-up Ponytail
Wanna jazz up the good ol’ high ponytail? Add a little more volume by first, tying your hair in a high ponytail, then tugging on the strands at your hairline for that bit of dimension!
16. Low Twist Ponytail
Don’t want to just do a regular ol’ low pony? Kick it up a notch by twisting the ponytail over for a pinch of classy glamour in your style.
17. Braided up Bun
Love your braids? Braid your hair all the way from your hair line, and finish it off with a braided bun so it doesn’t get in the way.
Bonus: You’ll get super curly beach waves when you take your hair out of the bun – and all without heat!