13 Effortlessly Gorgeous Hairstyles for a Chic Post-Workout Look

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One of the sure signs you’ve had a killer workout is that you’re dripping sweat, hair and all. But what happens when you need to make a quick getaway to your next commitment? Not everyone has time for a full wash and blowout after their workout. Try some of these hairstyles for a simple yet chic way to have gorgeous locks after the gym.

Powerful Ponytails

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This French braid ponytail is the perfect hair to wear after the gym because it is sophisticated while still being versatile. It’s even possible to wear this look while working out and transition seamlessly to the rest of your busy day.

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My personal favorite for a post-workout look, this twisted ponytail looks like a million bucks but only takes a minute. Wear this look to go straight from the gym to dinner and stay cool while looking fashionable.

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Pull your hair off your face with a high ponytail that will keep you fresh. Interested in adding some dimension and making this look seem chic? Add some waves with a curling iron and this ponytail goes from a simple post-workout look to a fabulous hairstyle. The best part? It takes very little time or skill to master this look so that anyone can rock it.

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You cannot go wrong with a classic ponytail. It is a simple way to pull your hair from your face and smooth back your locks. Pair your ponytail with a colorful bandana or scarf to help keep any stubborn flyaways in check!

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This sophisticated low ponytail is chic enough to be worn on the red carpet but simple enough to pull off after a workout at the gym. Smooth your bangs in just a few minutes with dry shampoo or hairspray and a blow dryer to dry the sweat and smooth your hair with added volume. Then add some knockout curls with a curling iron or use your blow dryer and a round brush if you are going for larger, looser curls.

Fabulous Braids

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This fishtail braid is perfect for a post-workout hairstyle because it is complex enough to look sophisticated while keeping your hair free from your face. It’s a look that is so versatile you can take it almost anywhere from dinner with friends, to running errands, to heading back to work.

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If you are someone who hates to wear your hair up, then this is the style for you. This half updo pulls hair away from your face in a fabulous fishtail to keep you cool while styling your hair for the perfect post-gym outing. No one will be able to guess a look this fabulous just finished sweating up a storm.

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Braided pigtails are an awesome choice because they can work with hair of any lengths or thickness and still look great. If you want to avoid looking too much like a child, keep the braids loose and finish each pigtail with some natural (or curling iron created!) waves.  

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A braided updo is a great choice for an after-the-gym hairstyle because it keeps your hair off your face and neck to keep you cool. The braid is an excellent choice to create a pulled together look and corral any flyaways or stubborn bangs that won’t cooperate post-workout. 

Effortless Updos

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A chignon is possibly the chicest hairstyle that takes the least effort. To create this sophisticated look with little effort, pull your hair into a low ponytail and then wrap your ponytail around itself and secure with bobby pins inside, so the ends are hidden. I’ll confess I’ve worn this hairstyle to both weddings and date nights and I’ve never been disappointed.

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A topknot is my go-to look after the gym to keep my hair off my face and stay effortlessly cool. Adding this fabric wrap takes the topknot to a whole new level of style and makes it so that there’s no telling you just hit the gym. Try this look with a variety of patterns and colors to match your outfit or your mood.

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A low polished bun is the way to go if you want to turn your greasy after-gym roots into an asset instead of an annoyance. Use them to hold this slick look in place for a hairstyle that will last all night. You can dress up or down with this hairstyle to make this look work for you no matter where your post-gym plans take you.

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This sleek topknot is the perfect option for when even dry shampoo won’t cut it. You can pull your hair into a slicked back bun, secure any flyaways with a little gel or hairspray and no one will be the wiser. This style looks like a lot of effort, and only you have to know the secret to its staying power.

Conclusion

Never again will you have to fear what your hair may look like post-sweat-sesh again! These styles can give your hair that polished look even if you’ve just spent time at the gym. Make that workout work for you, all the way to your fabulous hairstyle. No matter where your day takes you, with these thirteen fabulous styles for inspiration, you will be ready.

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