Hairstyles At The Gym

When you’re workout out at the gym, a distracting hairstyle can be frustrating if not downright aggravating. Bangs that fall on your face? Flyway strands that get in the way? Who needs it? Instead of spending your workout time getting frustrated over your hairstyle, why not check out these great ideas?

Simple Braids

  • For an easy out of the way workout braid, part hair into two ponytails and secure each ponytail with an elastic hair band.
  • Beginning with the left ponytail, take three equal sections of hair and cross them over to the center, one by one, working from left to right and pulling firming as you go.
  • Continue to add hair to the center strand from each side until you’ve reached the ends.
  • Secure the braid with an elastic hair band. Repeat the process for the second ponytail.

Double Braid Updo

  • Part hair into two ponytails and secure each ponytail with an elastic hair band.
  •  Braid each of the ponytails using the simple braids technique.
  • Now, take the left side of the braided ponytail and pull it up, and on top of your head.
  • Secure the braid with bobby pins. Repeat with the second braid.


  • If you have long bangs that get in your way while working out, you can pull them away from the face with mini-braids.
  • Start by parting your bangs down the center and braiding two very small braids using the simple braids technique.
  • Bring the braids back and away from the face and fasten together with a small elastic hair band to complete the look.

Braided Buns

  • Part hair into two ponytails and secure with elastic hair bands. Braid each of the ponytails using the simple braids technique, but leave the ends unsecured.
  • Roll the end of each braid until it coils into a bun.
  •  Secure the buns with bobby pins.

A Simple Bun

  • If braids aren’t really your style or there’s simply not enough time before your workout, a simple bun is just as easy to create.
  • To begin, pull hair back into a low ponytail and secure with an elastic hair band.
  •  Twist the end of the ponytail until it coils around the elastic hair band.
  • Secure the bun’s coil using bobby pins.

An Easy Twist

  •  For an even easier workout hairdo, Start by, pulling back your hair into a high ponytail and then securing it with an elastic hair band.
  • Now, grasp the nape of the ponytail with one hand and twirl it into a twist.
  • Secure the twist using a claw hair clip.

The above hairstyles are just a few of the many ideas you can create for your workout at the gym. Experiment! While one hairstyle might not work for you, another might just be perfect. Also, don’t be afraid to create your own hairstyle. You never know how popular it may turn out to be!

Haircuts That Slim You

Most of us already know that a great haircut can play up a great face or even minimize our not so great facial features. But, did you know that a great haircut can also make you look slimmer? If you’re wearing the wrong haircut, you could be giving the appearance that you’re heavier than you really are. With the right haircut, you can create the illusion of a slimmer you.

Do’s and Don’ts

Whether you’re interested in choosing a haircut that will slim your face or your body, there are several do’s and don’ts that you may way to keep in mind when choosing the right haircut.

  • Do wear your hair long and wavy if you want to draw attention away from and balance out a curvy body.
  • Don’t choose a long straight haircut since then can actually accentuate a curvy body.
  • Do choose a long and wavy haircut if you have a big bust since it can draw attention away from them, instead of towards them.
  • Don’t wear your hair into a sleek updo since it will highlight a big bust rather than minimize it.
  • Do choose a haircut that is shoulder length or longer to balance out a full figure.
  • Don’t choose a haircut that is shoulder-length with a lot of curls since it can draw attention to a full figure.
  • Do opt for a layered haircut that is angled since it can minimize a full face.
  • Don’t choose a haircut that is very short and flat or close to the head. Doing so can cause your face to appear even fuller than it actually is.
  • Do sweep your bangs to the side or add a few highlights to your hair, to make a fuller face appear slimmer.
  • Don’t wear bangs that are heavy and cut straight across the forehead since this can add width to your face.

The Perfect Haircut

Once you know the do’s and don’ts of choosing a haircut that will slim you down, you’ll be able to choose a haircut that is right for you. If you’re not sure where to begin, check out this haircut that is perfect for just about everyone.

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The Long Shag

A long shag hairstyle can be a great option to slimming a fuller face. Be sure your to have your hairstylist keep the cut below the shoulders and allows for some volume. The layers for this haircut should be kept below the chin and the bangs angled.

You can have your hairstylist shorten the layers at the top of the head to allow for fullness and create the illusion of length in your face.

To Style:

  • Apply a volumizing spray to slightly damp hair.
  • Next, blow dry hair while using a large round brush to smooth ends and give volume to the crown. If you’d like, you can also flip the ends using a small round brush to soften the look.
  • To finish this style, spritz hair with a holding spray.

Great Haircuts and Hairstyle for Your Face Shape

It’s easy to picture yourself with the latest hairstyle but actually being able to pull it off is a whole other story. Not every hairstyle or cut can be worn by just anyone – even the celebs! The best way to get your perfect ‘do is by choosing a hairstyle or haircut that flatters the shape of yours.