7 red carpet hairstyles you can copy post-workout
They’re quick, easy, and totally appropriate for work
By Carli Alman
Beauty Crew Editor / July 15 2016
In an ideal world, we’d all have enough time to wash, dry and style our hair post-workout. Sadly, the reality is a little different, and most of us would opt to throw our sweaty hair into a topknot or ponytail.
And while these certainly aren’t bad options, we’ve seen a few red carpet styles that are not only quick and easy to copy after your sweat sesh, but they’re really pretty and totally appropriate for work, too.
So next time you’ve finished your exercise and have spritzed your favourite dry shampoo, try one of these post-workout hairtstyles.
The low plait
A quick and easy option when you want it to look like you’ve put a bit of effort into your low ponytail. Keep it simple with a classic plait technique, or copy this fishtail-braid-meets-plait that Lily Donaldson wore.
The voluminous ponytail
If you’ve exercised with your hair in a bun, you’ll actually have the perfect texture for this kind of ponytail. The trick for extra volume is to create a half ponytail first, then gather the rest of your hair into it. Here’s our tutorial on exactly how to recreate Barbara Palvin’s big, textured ponytail.
The high ponytail
A great option for those with long hair. Follow Irina Shayk’s lead and keep your hair smooth, but not too tightly pulled back, and wrap some of your hair around the base for a high pony with a difference.
The sleek knot
If there’s no saving your hair with dry shampoo, embrace it and comb your hair into a sleek, low knot like Bella Hadid, making sure to smooth down any fly-aways or bumps.
Top tip: Whether you’re going with a centre or side part, make sure the line is straight. Run a tailcomb from your hairline back, and separate at the part.
The high plait
A style that works for both medium and long hair, the high plait is a nice change from a regular high ponytail. To copy January Jones’ look, keep your plaiting very loose at the top, going tighter as you work your way down.
Carli was BEAUTYcrew’s Editor from launch in 2016 until May 2020. You can find her words right here on BEAUTYcrew, and previously on beautyheaven.