By Nikki Patel
From past experience I can honestly say that even putting just a little effort into my workout ‘look’ makes me feel stronger, more confident and consequently more motivated to push myself during my weekly sweat-fest. So I’ve ditched the heavy duty yet oh so reliable sumo bun and compiled a list of four hot gym-friendly hairstyles that will take your work-out from frizzy to fabulous…
Best for those with shorter hair that don’t want to scrape it all back, a simple elasticated headband will keep the hair off your face.picture: Glamour.com
Emphasis on the ‘messy’, this effortless style can be done in seconds and requires zero preparation or skill. Laziness disguised as glamour?! YES PLEASE.picture: simplyseleta.com
Can make even the most docile amongst us look remotely athletic; this swept back style can be made even more sleek with a quick dab of serum over fly-aways pre-workout.picture: PR photos
A quirkier relative of the French braid, the fishtail braid is pretty and compact. Keep it tight and tidy for cardio or loose and wispy for low-impact activities like yoga.picture: Glamour.com
And to take yourself from gym to glam post-workout minus the shampoo/conditioning ordeal? Simply apply a spritz of Batiste Dry Shampoo to roots and blow-dry your tresses from roots to end using a paddle brush, VOILA!