5 Olympic-Approved Hairstyles For Your Workouts

Published on Aug 20, 2016

Did watching the Olympics inspire you to pick up your workout gear and go for a run, swim or simply exercise?

Why not take a style cue from these female athletes competing at the Rio Olympics and don’t let your hair get in the way of achieving your fitness goals!


It’s as simple as gathering all your hair and tightly securing it in a bun. The topknot hairstyle barely takes a minute and keeps your hair from whipping you in the face while you exercise, which makes it the perfect hairstyle for all kinds of workout.

Low Ponytail with Headband

Complement your ponytail with a sweatband or headband to keep flyaways and sweat from distracting you during your workout sessions. The low ponytail is also a great alternative hairstyle for the gym as frequently pulling your hair into tight buns, braids and ponytails can cause hair loss. 

Ponytail Braid

Can’t stand the irksome feeling when strands of hair stick to your back, especially during an intense workout? Turn your ponytail into a ponytail braid and the problem is solved!

Why not boost your style game while at it and ditch the regular braid for a fishtail braid or a French braid.

Bubble Ponytail

If you don’t have the time or the skill to braid it up before a workout session, you can still be fashionable while your break a sweat with the bubble ponytail.

It’s ridiculously easy to do! Grab a few elastic bands and tie your into a regular ponytail, then continue bunching your hair with elastic bands as you go down the ponytail. To create the bubble look, lightly pull upwards on each bunch to create volume.  

Fringe Braid

Bangs and fringes can gives us a new look without having to change much of our hair, but as we are all too familiar with the struggle, bangs can be troublesome and one of those times is when we start to sweat. Instead of just pushing your bangs and fringe back with a headband, give yourself a fringe braid and now, you are all set to sweat away!

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