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5 Go-To Hairstyles For Working Out

Updated: Feb 17, 2020

There is nothing more frustrating then to have hair fall in your face during the middle of a workout. I don't always like to use a handful of bobby pins to keep my hair up, and sometimes my ponytail loosens up. I think most of us could agree that we don't have the time to mess around with our hair before working out. We want quick and easy styles that stay in place! Over time I've experimented with different ways to wear my hair, something to look stylish without coming undone. I've broken down 5 of my favorite go to looks for anything active!



1. The Mohawk Braid Ponytail

I love to wear my hair this way for strength training days because I'm not whipping my hair around during my workout. My style stays out of my face but looks fun. To create this look, start with a three strand braid in the center of your hair. Use a clip to hold the ends of that braid together while you pull the rest of the hair into a high ponytail. Unclip your braid and join it into the ponytail.


Workout Hairstyle
Mohawk Braid ponytail


2. Top Knots/Space Buns

This is a great look for yoga days and going hiking. Part your hair down the middle and divide it into two sections. Make two high ponytails. Twist the hair from one of your ponytails into a circle around your hair tie and pin into place. Repeat on the other side.


Workout Hairstyle
Top Knots/Space Buns


3. Dutch Braids

I wear my hair in braids anytime I'm doing HIIT classes or kickboxing. No matter how much I move around, my hair won't get in the way of my workout. Dutch braids are very similar to French braids, the only difference is, instead of crossing the strands over each other you'll cross them under one another. Part your hair down the middle and clip one side out of the way. Braid each side of your hair and tie both ends with a small plastic band.


Workout Hairstyle
Dutch Braids


4. The Bubble Ponytail

Switch up your regular gym ponytail for this edgy version. Gather your hair into a high ponytail. Using small elastics, tie off 1 to 2 inch sections of hair all the way through to the ends.


Workout Hairstyle
Bubble Ponytail


5. Front Braid and Bun

If all else fails, do a basic three strand braid at your hairline and pin it to the side. Gather your hair into a ponytail and twist it around your hair tie until you have a bun. Secure your bun into place with bobby pins.


Workout Hairstyle
Front Braid and Bun

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