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Active with Style – Great Sporty Hairstyles

There are many hairstyles fit for everything we like to do, whether it be fitness hairstyles for running in hot weather or tending to house and garden or the many sports activities which fuel our ambition. See whether you can find some time between your activities to try one or the other of our beautiful sporty hairstyles. You will find tips and tricks to go with the photos, and there is also Armin Morbach’s helpful video on styling a few of the many ponytail variations.

Athletes need workout hairstyles which are convenient, easy to style, and also appeal for an all-around put together look. Of course, pro athletes are experts in selecting the right sporty hairstyles for their sports. Who else spends several hours almost every day on training and competition? Three-time Olympian Sanya Richards-Ross (see our photo above) also has plenty of hairstyling expertise paired with all her other talents. The Jamaican athlete competes for the USA in 400-m field and track. She specializes in 400-m distance runs. To keep her medium-length hair out of her face she braids her front hair in a sporty hairstyle starting on one side above her forehead. The braid ends on the other side of the forehead.
Styling: To achieve this sports hairstyle, create a side parting and start braiding an about 1 ½ inch strand of your hair from the parting across your forehead. Then secure the end of the braid above ear level on the other side using a scrunchy, bobby pins or a hair slide.

Ready, set, go and get your hair ready for training with a workout hairstyle.

Styling Tools for Sports Hairstyles

Fly-away hair can be a nuisance in sports. The proper styling tools help you keep the hair in place, and your fitness hairstyle will survive the hardest workout. These beauty tools belong into your duffel bag along with your exercise gear:


  • Hair scrunchies
  • Bobby pins
  • Alice Bands
  • Travel-sized shampoo and conditioner (alternatively shampoo/conditioner combinations for busy people)
  • A small tube of styling gel if needed
  • Shower gel
  • Body lotion
  • Deodorant or deodorant wipes

Sports Hairstyles – Tips & Tricks

Use an Alice band to keep your sporty hairstyle in check. Alice bands not only hold your hair in place but can also be a colorful and appealing part of your outfit.

Style the gym hairstyle over your forehead into a trendy quiff so that it does not bother you or interfere with your concentration. Fringes can be pinned back or swept sideways and secured with hair slides or clips to make sure that they don't distract you.

Make sure to use scrunchies without metal parts, which may damage your hair and lead to hair breakage.

Hopefully, our photo gallery will inspire you to try one or the other of our beautiful sports hairstyles.

Gallery: Sports Hairstyles