In California, on any given day, there is no shortage of folks either hitting the gym, attending yoga class, spinning on bikes, running nature’s trails, or grinding at beach boot camps. Sometimes this makes you feel inspired or sometimes just guilty- whatever that feeling may be for you, you know you’ve got to get your workout on!
Whether on natural terrain or in the studio, going for high intensity or low intensity training, there is nothing worse than dealing with sweaty tresses that won’t stop falling in your face. You need to streamline those wispy hair ends and maximize your mane for your desired workout activity without the sacrifice of looking chic. It is possible to have a rockin’ hair while you are powering through TRX!
Just like you strategically pick out your trendy Lululemon wear, get creative with your workout hair so it will stay in place and not fall flat. There is no reason why you should always resort to a slicked back ponytail and headband. From styles made for yoga class to beach workouts, we’ve rounded up five do’s that will keep your hair looking fabulous no matter how you choose to burn calories. Grab a hair tie and some pins because you must give these styles a try…
A low positioned up-do is a must for Yoga or Pilates class. With constant mat work, you need a hairstyle that will not get in the way when on the ground in certain postures. Chic yet practical, this neck-exposed style is worth rocking and perfect for all those moves from the Pilates’ ‘Rollover’ to Yoga’s ‘Shavasana’.
Long distance biking is a popular workout choice in California. Since safety is first, and a helmet is needed, you need a hairstyle that will not leave you in a sweaty mess or destroy your ‘do once you get to remove your safety gear. Take the classic low pony up a notch, and try this twisted ponytail. It is not only fashionable but also functional, as it will fit seamlessly under your helmet. We love this tutorial from Caroline for Cup Of Jo!
A Throwback to many of our childhoods, the tiered ponytail keeps pesky flyaways under control by providing a foolproof polished look. Perfect for the trailblazing runner, this pulled back do will remain tight and in place no matter how windy it gets.
Whether you are circuit training from station to station, treading through the sand or swimming yards in the ocean a beach workout can be very taxing on not only your sweat factor but your hair ‘do as well. Choose a badass hairstyle like this braided mohawk that will compliment the workout you are enduring. Far from your typical braided 'do, this style screams edge and when woven tightly will help your hair stay intact during the most extreme physical activity.
With the endless workout options at the gym, your hair ‘do has to be prepared for anything. Moving from the treadmill to the TRX to the bench press the last thing you need to do is halt your burn session and deal with dropping tresses or annoying ponytails hitting your face. A no-nonsense topknot, considered the ponytail’s sexier cousin, is an easy option that keeps your hair in place, out of the way, and off your neck. Choose to keep it sleek, add some volume, or enhance with a braid. No matter how you style your topknot, it’s chic…GUARANTEED!
Eleni Hopkins grew up in a home where art and fashion were always the forefront of conversation. A Native to San Francisco, her passion for style, color and texture have made her fearless to take risks in order to stay on the cutting edge of fashion and beauty trends. It was her craft with palettes of color and make-up brushes that prompted her move to Los Angeles and her love for clothing, designers and street trends that have kept her here. With a creative but critical eye, Eleni is excited to share her love for dress up and show readers how to spice up their wardrobe and enjoy their time in front of the mirror.