Hairstyles For Looking Fit In Your Gym Kit This Summer

Fitness

Tired of scrunching your hair into the same old up-do? Whether you’re heading to boxing, HIIT or Yoga in the Sky, here’s our take on the freshest hairstyles to take you from workout to going out this summer…

Boxer Braids

Level of Expertise: 6

With boxing studios on the rise, there’s no better time to try out this edgy comeback style. Make an appointment with Barber & Blow after your Rumble class at 1Rebel (or before if you need a vibe boost!).

Messy Faux Hawk Braid

Level of Expertise: 7

We love a good messy hairstyle for the warmer weather. This unique take on the classic Dutch braid is a great way to mix it up this summer. Here’s a tutorial by Abby Smith if you think you’ve got the skills.

Loosely Braided High Pony

Level of Expertise: 3

For those of you who can barely throw together a classic braid (please say we’re not the only ones!), try the loosely braided high pony. A safe, go-to option that’s still good enough to match your most expensive kit.

Fishtail Braid

Level of Expertise: 7

The fishtail braid has this effortlessly ethereal chic vibe that we just love. It’s elegant enough for Afternoon Tea or trendy enough to hit that hardcore sesh at 12×3 Gym. We head to Duck & Dry to achieve this look (this service also includes a blow dry!)

Festival Braids

Level of Expertise: 10

Are you going to a fitness festival this year? Braid Bar offer a range of styles and accessories from rings & charms, colour chalks, extensions and glitter to really make you stand out from the crowd. Pay them a visit in Selfridges.

Single Braid Ponytail

Level of Expertise: 3

Smooth down those flyaways with some hair spray, embrace that sweat left over from that BOOM cycle class and add a braid to that low pony. Go from sweaty to sleek.

Messy Top Knot with Scarf

Level of Expertise: 3

Sometimes we run out of dry shampoo but we don’t have the time to go ‘full-wash’. Enter the scarf. This trendy headpiece can turn just about any potential bad-hair day into a complete win. Add a pop of colour to really stand out this summer!

Polished Space Buns

Level of Expertise: 6

Space buns are back! We’re feeling all kinds of nostalgia channeling our inner Baby Spice this summer! In theory, this look seems relatively easy to achieve, but it turns out it can actually be quite challenging to get these spacey top knots to be polished and even!

If you’ve got shorter hair, or aren’t much of a perfectionist, try a bit of a messier look or a half up/half down look like our fave Love Island gal, Gabby!

Single DNA Braid Ponytail

Level of Expertise: 10

There is just no chance of us achieving this look on our own, so when we want something intricate like the ‘DNA’ braid, we call on our go-to freelance (and mobile!) hairstylist, Hair by Joël. His braid game is seriously on point.

Fancy yourself an aspiring hairstylist? Alex Gaboury created this tutorial!

By Shayna

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