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Active with Style – Great Sports Hairstyles

Sports Hairstyles
Field and track star Sanya Richards-Ross knows how to win gold and to look stylish all through the competition
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There are many hairstyles fit for everything we like to do, it be running in hot weather or tending to house and garden or the many sports activities, which fuel our ambition. See whether you can find some time between your activities to try one or the other of our beautiful sports hairstyles. You will find tips and tricks to go with the photos, and there is also Armin Morbach’s helpful video on styling a few of the many ponytail variations

  • Athletes need hairstyles, which are convenient, easy to style, and also appeal for an all-around put together look. Of course, pro athletes are experts in selecting the right hairstyles for their sports. Who else spends several hours almost every day on training and competition? Three-time Olympian Sanya Richards-Ross (see our photo above) also has plenty of hairstyling expertise paired with all her other talents. The Jamaican athlete competes for the USA in 400-m field and track. She specialises in 400-m distance runs. To keep her medium-length hair out of her face she braids her front hair starting on one side above her forehead. The braid ends on the other side of the forehead.
    Styling: Create a side parting and start braiding an about 1 ½ inch strand of your hair from the parting across your forehead. Then secure the end of the braid above ear level on the other side using a scrunchy, bobby pins or a hair slide.

    Ready, set, go and get your hair ready for training.

  • Styling Tools for Sports Hairstyles

    Fly-away hair can be a nuisance in sports. The proper styling tools help you keep the hair in place, and your hairstyle will survive the hardest workout.

    Among the required tools are Alice bands, scrunchies, bobby pins, hairspray, volumising mousse, and styling wax.

  • Sports Hairstyles – Tips & Tricks

    Use an Alice band to keep your hair in check. Alice bands not only hold your hair in place but can also be a colourful and appealing part of your outfit.

    Style the hair over your forehead into a trendy quiff so that it does not bother you or interferes with your concentration. Fringes can be pinned back or swept sideways and secured with hair slides or clips to make sure that they don't distract you.

    Make sure to use scrunchies without metal parts, which may damage your hair and lead to hair breakage.

  • Hopefully, our photo gallery will inspire you to try one or the other of our beautiful sports hairstyles.

    In his videos, hair stylist and make-up artist Armin Morbach shares his expertise with you. This time, he shows you variations of the most popular sports hairstyle, the ponytail.

  • Video: How to Style a Teased Ponytail

  • Gallery: Sports Hairstyles

    Sports Hairstyles: Emma Green

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    Sports Hairstyles: Emma Green

    Swedish high jumper Emma Green knows how to keep her hair out of the way when she competes. Her braided hairstyle is also very stylish.

     

    Styling: Part your hair in the middle and create two French braids from the parting sideways to about ear level. The braids should remain close to the scalp. Then finish braiding the hair and gather both ends in a scrunchy

    Sports Hairstyles: Allyson Felix

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    Sports Hairstyles: Allyson Felix

    The US American athlete deserves accolades for her sports hairstyle. She uses an Alice band to hold every last hair, which may want to escape her sleek ponytail. Joggers may also like keeping their hair at bay this way.

     

    Styling: Distribute hair wax throughout your hair. Then tightly gather all hair to a medium high ponytail. Place an Alice band to hold every strand of hair, which may otherwise distract your attention away from your sport

    Sports Hairstyles: Funmi Jimoh

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    Sports Hairstyles: Funmi Jimoh

    US American long jumper Funmi Jimoh's hair does not steal away one iota of her attention in training or competition. Her French braid is twisted into a low chignon. This hairdo will stand up to a full day of extreme activity and look sophisticated as well. This hairstyle is well suited for any activity from dancing to track and field.

     

    Styling: Create a side parting before French braiding your hair to about ear level on the opposite side. Then gather all your hair in the neck and twist it into a chignon. Secure the chignon using hair pins and apply hairspray

    Sports Hairstyles: Ariane Friedrich

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    Sports Hairstyles: Ariane Friedrich

    German high jumper Ariane Friedrich shows how convenient and stylish short hair can be for athletes.

     

    Styling: Distribute a generous helping of styling wax through your dry hair before combing the top hair upward. Individual strands may fall where they may. Secure the style with extra-hold hairspray

    Sports Hairstyles: Anna Pierce

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    Sports Hairstyles: Anna Pierce

    Runner Anna Pierce gathers her red-coloured hair in a low ponytail. She pulls the hair over her forehead back and styles it into a quiff because she likes to keep her hair out of her face while running.

     

    Styling: Gather all but your front hair into a ponytail and secure it using a scrunchy. Slightly tease your front hair and pull it back shaping it into a quiff. Secure the quiff using two hair clips

    Sports Hairstyles: Blanka Vlasic

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    Sports Hairstyles: Blanka Vlasic

    Even short hair needs to be kept in shape and out of the face so that it does not break the concentration. Croatian high jumping champion and record holder Blanka Vlasic braids the hair over her forehead.

     

    Styling: Create a middle parting and separate about 2 inches wide strands of hair above your forehead. French braid these strands of hair toward the ears. The ends of these braids disappear behind the ear and may be secured with hair slides or clips

    Sports Hairstyles: Carolina Kostner

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    Sports Hairstyles: Carolina Kostner

    In some sport disciplines hair accessories are actually very appropriate. Ice skating and gymnastics are examples. World champion skater Carolina Kostner uses her outfit including hairdo and accessories to increase her overall impression marks.

     

    Styling: Carolina Kostner's hairstyle involves styling a chignon about midway up in the back of her head. Be sure to secure the chignon with hair pins before you go out to try your best in sports. Strategically placed hair accessories further secure the hairdo, aside from adding style and beauty