By Molly Cerreta Smith
When you’re at the Village Health Clubs and Spasgetting your workout in, you may think to yourself “gym hair, don’t care,” but once the workout is done and start your day, you’ll want a trendy style to show off. Here, we check out the latest trends in hairstyles — and easy ways to wear your hair after a sweaty gym session.
Bobs are Back— A perfectly blunt bob can be both cute and flirty and sleek and sophisticated. For those with long hair that rely on a ponytail during a workout, keep in mind the length of the bob before you cut your locks to ensure you can still pull it all the way back when you hit the gym.
Center Parts— No longer synonymous with black-rimmed glasses and a stack of books, the center part has graduated! This sultry look combined with subtle waves or stick straight locks can go from office to happy hour to a night on the town. After the gym, apply some anti-frizz cream to smooth any fly-aways for a straight look, or tousle the hair with some texturizer to achieve that relaxed wavy result.
Fringe-y Bangs— Think a modern take on Bridgette Bardot. Messy, long bangs that have texture can be paired perfectly with a post-gym high ponytail for a fun and flirty look that will last all day long.
Messy Buns, Top Knots, and Banana Buns— Can we get an amen that these hairstyles seem to transcend trends through the seasons! Whether slicked back, parted in the center or on either side, or with tousled strands hanging down, the messy bun might just be the most forgiving hairstyle out there — there are no rules. Top knots can be sleek and sexy or totally undone, but they must be right on top of the head and sky high! Banana buns are a newer trend in buns that call for a low, twisted style at the nape of the neck. Whichever style you choose, rock that post-gym bun with sass!
Hair Accessories— More good news for gym rats: Headbands, bows, and scarves are a hit this season, which makes for easy styling after a heated cardio class. Imperfect hair can still look classy and styled with the proper use of a statement hair accessory!
Half-up, Half-down— Another forgiving hairstyle, half-up, half-down looks can be sophisticated, loose and whimsical, or sleek and straight. This style can even be combined with a mini bun or top knot. Get creative!
Pixie Cuts— The ultimate no-muss, no-fuss hairstyle, the pixie cut is so versatile and requires little effort. For those that prefer a minimalistic beauty routine after a workout session to get on with their day, a volumized pixie cut fits the bill.
Regardless of how you rock your locks this season, hairstyles are a fun way to express your individual style.