The Best Hairstyles for Working Out at the Gym

It’s not always pretty working up a sweat, but there’s no reason your hair can’t look good, in fact, a study shows 65% of women want their hair to look good at the gym. A hairstyle for a workout has to be practical over pretty, but you can definitely have both. A simple pulled back ponytail is a great hairstyle for the gym, but if you love styling your hair then a ponytail gets old fast. Spice up your gym look with these cute gym-friendly hairstyles.

A Braid with a Headband

This hairstyle will keep short layers or bangs out of your face, give your hair lots of volume, and keep the length tied back so that you can work up a sweat without working up sweaty locks but still show off your stylish hairstyle.


A headband is a practical and stylish gym hair accessory.

Hair-Wrapped Ponytail

A simple way to spice up an old look is to transform your gym ponytail by wrapping your hair around the elastic. Tease the front of your hair for a added volume.


A simple way to spice up your gym ponytail is a hair-covered elastic.

Tight Fishtail Braid

The braid is a favorite gym hairstyle and it’s as classic as the ponytail but when you want to stand out from the crowd opt for the fishtail. Keep the braid tight and to the back of your head so that it doesn’t fall out on the treadmill or during your yoga class. Throw it up in a ponytail for a super cute but very practical hairstyle.


This fishtail braided hairstyle is perfect for the gym.

Braided Pigtails

Let’s be honest, there’s not many times you can rock pigtails as an adult but the gym is the perfect opportunity. Braided pigtails are super cute at the gym and although they might not keep your hair off your neck, they will keep it off your face making it perfect for a strength-training day.


The perfect hairstyle for a strength-training day.

Upside Down Braided Bun

This might not be the easiest hairstyle to recreate, but if you have some time to practice or you’re naturally great at doing your own hair, then this is a really cute gym hairstyle. The upside down braided bun into a messy topknot will turn heads at the gym.


Messy top knot with a french braid.