Have you ever seen those photos of athletes mid-workout or mid-lift, and you're not only impressed by their performance, but also by how they manage to have a bunch of hair in front of their face? How can they work out like that? Isn't it annoying to have a mop covering your face? And then there are those who look stunning mid-workout – not a single hair unintentionally out of place. Well, we know you're gorgeous no matter how you look, but sometimes, it's helpful to have a rock-solid hairstyle that looks cute and gets the job done.
Look cute and keep your hair out of your face? YES, PLEASE! Sign me up! Whether you're running, upside down, climbing, or lifting, here are our top 6 workout hairstyles that will see you through any gym session.
1. Pineapple Bun
There are a few versions of this hairstyle, and depending on the texture and amount of your hair, the pineapple might look more like an apple bun. Still cute, though! If you have curly or textured hair, this style holds up nicely.
*Pro-tip: Scrunchies work best to keep your hair in place! It's perfect for double unders, burpees, or any sort of lifting in a workout. Plus, it takes mere seconds to do. Just flip, twist, tighten, and voilà! You're ready to crush your workout.
2. French Braid
This is the perfect double under hair! It stays perfectly in place while you're jumping around, so you don't have to waste precious seconds redoing your hair. If you have really long hair, you might still smack yourself in the face with your gorgeous mane; if that's the case, twist your hair in a low bun with an extra hair tie.
*Fun fact: French braids didn't actually originate in France. Other cultures around the world have been braiding their hair for centuries. So, no one knows exactly why we call them French braids, but what we do know is that they're a solid hairstyle choice!
3. Ariana Grande High Ponytail
Depending on your generation, you might call this hairstyle something different, but no matter what generation you're part of, you know the high pony. It's bold, sassy, and fierce. Channel that energy into your workouts! This look is awesome because it's super low maintenance, looks cute, and is perfect for when you're in between hair washes. In fact, Ari's hairstylist Josh Liu said that ponytails are easier to style when your hair hasn't been washed! Say no more. Cute and low-maintenance? Just what we need in our lives!
4. Lauren Fisher Ponytail
Okay okay, we admit it: we're a little biased on this one wink face. Our fearless leader LF made a splash in the CrossFit scene because she's an amazing athlete, and everyone knows the famous Lauren Fisher messy pony. While not everyone has long hair like Lauren, you can still create your own version of a "messy ponytail." While messy is cute, we understand that it can be a bit distracting if you have hair all over your face, so don't hesitate to add a headband!
5. Power Braids
Warning! PRs will most likely occur if wearing power braids. Okay, maybe not exactly a guarantee, but you can bet you'll feel stronger with this look. This is the ultimate "you mean business" hairstyle. Perfect for basically any movement you can think of, handstand push-ups, double unders... You name it!
6. Low Pony
No, you won't look like a colonial man from the 1800s. Low ponytails are chic, sophisticated, and oh-so Vogue, darling. This is a great option for those of us who get headaches from having our hair up all the time. You can add a cute clip to keep your baby hairs in place, or even add a little braid or two.
*Pro-tip: If you're going to rock the low pony on a back squat day, we recommend twisting your hair in a low bun. Not that this will happen to you because you will NEVER fail a back squat (right???), but just in case you do fail and have to ditch the bar, we don't want your hair to get caught on it! Cute and safe is our motto!
These are some basic (but in the best kind of basic) workout hairstyles that we find score a 10/10 when it comes to style and functionality. And because we all have different lengths, textures, and styles of hair, these workout hairstyles can be modified for your unique hairdos.
We would love to see you test out these workout hairstyles! During your next gym session, snap a pic of your hairstyle and tag us! #IamGrownStrong