Workout Hairstyles for Short Hair

I wanted to talk to you guys about hair again - specifically in a workout setting. I cut my hair short back and January and while it's been growing back, It's currently at that awkward stage where it's not as long as I need it to be to put up into fun hairstyles but it's not short short either. Finding a cute hairstyle to work out in has been a challenge but I've come up with a couple of criteria each hairstyle must meet.

  1.  Hair must be kept out of my face while I'm running and bouncing 
  2. Hair must keep from sticking to my neck - especially while sweating 
  3.  Hair must stay in place throughout the entirety of my workout. 
 I've narrowed it down to a few options. If your hair is about the same length as mine, you may want to consider the following styles:

Braided Bun: This is fairly easy - I created two dutch braids at my part and stopped gathering hair once I got to my ears. I tied them both off and gathered the rest of my hair into a bun. I wrapped the braids around the bun (though it didn't completely reach around because of the shortness of my hair) and used bobby pins to keep them in place.
Headband Bun: I almost feel guilty for writing about this one because it's so basic! I got a headband with rubber lining (to keep it in place) and wrapped the rest of my hair in a bun. I used two spin pins by Goodie to create the bun. They are amazing - apparently one spin pin does the work of 10 bobby pins so two of these babies keep my bun in place with no need for adjustments!
Braided Knot: I created two dutch braids all the way down the sides of my head. Once they were tied off I knotted the two braids together and pinned them in place. Super easy and no slipping during my run Tell me about some of your hairstyle tips for workouts!


  1. Oh, this is a great look- and so functional for a workout!
    I have super long crazy hair- and I'm the same as you: it needs to be off my face and neck, for sure. It usually results in a high pony on top of my head, and then wrapping it into some huge topknot. :)

    Le Stylo Rouge

  2. Aw lovely hair! So envious! I am really bad at braiding my hair...


  3. Ohh I love the plaits, looks very Pinterest!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  4. My hair is a bit too long for the braids, but they both look so cute on you! Plus they're practical ;)



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