Sick of basic ponytails and standard top-knots? These 10 cute workout hairstyles are as gorgeous as they are functional. They’ll keep your hair out of your face while you’re racing around the track or killing it at CrossFit, and they’re guaranteed to score you the number of that cute guy you keep making eye contact with from across the gym. And since none of these hairstyles look sloppy, you can go straight from work to the gym to a date without changing your hairdo. Talk about versatile!
The Upside Down Braided Bun (via Barefoot Blonde):
Can’t decide whether to do a top-knot or a braid? Try this gorgeous style that integrates both.
Boxer Braids (via The Beauty Department):
Inspired by female boxers, this style will help you kick some serious butt at the gym. The best thing about it is that once you master the basic style, you can wear it a bunch of different ways. Instead of the two braids forming one braid at the bottom, they can end up in a ballerina bun, pony, or messy bun – so cool!
The Rope Braid Ponytail (via The Freckled Fox):
If your rope braids keep falling apart, you need to read this genius tutorial for keeping them together. If you’re a classic braid girl, you’ll appreciate this new twist (literally!) on the style.
The Bubble Ponytail (via Barefoot Blonde):
Who would have thought a high pony could get even more playful? This style is so fun and youthful. The longer your hair is, the better it looks!
Curly, Braided Top-Knot (via Hair Romance):
Curly girls, we didn’t forget about you! Sometimes sequestering a headful of curls for a workout can seem like a Herculean feat, but by combining a hairline French braid and a topknot, this style keeps your locks tame and out of your face.
Jessica Alba Side Braids to Bun (via Missy Sue):
Inspired by a look Jessica Alba rocked on the red carpet, this easy hairstyle is sure to add a bit of glamour to your standard gym look.
Waterfall Top-Knot (via Twist Me Pretty):
If you usually rock top-knots with a stretchy headband, try this style on for size instead. You’re basically creating a headband out of your own hair – so pretty!
French Braid Ponytail (via Missy Sue):
A classic pony gets a some funky flair with the addition of a French braid on top.
Braided Top-Knot (via The Freckled Fox):
No matter how hard you work out, you’re not going to get hair in your face with your hair in this neat style. Plus, it looks romantic and a little bit vintage-inspired.
The Fauxhawk (via Twist Me Pretty):
Edgy girls work out too! If you’re always on the cutting edge of cool, with a rebellious spirit, you’ll love this trendy ’do.
Looking for a fun top that will let you showcase your style on your run or in the weight room? Try our Melissa Tee in Light Grey. In addition to being gorgeous, it’s super lightweight and breathable.