15 Red Carpet Hairstyles that Can Totally Work for the Gym

Caitlin S. Miller
15 Red Carpet Hairstyles that Can Totally Work for the Gym
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If your go-to ‘do for the gym is a simple ponytail—which inevitably falls out mid spin class—listen up! We’re giving your locks a major upgrade with these 15 celebrity red carpet hairstyles that can totally double as gym hairstyles too. From Jennifer Morrison‘s pretty braided ponytail to Sarah Hyland‘s gorgeous top knot, no matter what your guilty workout pleasure is, we’re here to ensure you look good doing it.

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For a quick weight-training sesh, you can't beat Jennifer Lopez's half top knot. The petite bun is just what you need if you're looking to get those flyaways off your face, but don't need a full-on updo.

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This might be a bit intricate for the gym, but Bella Heathcote's knotted fauxhawk is perfect for ensuring all of your locks are out of the picture for an intense workout.

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Brie Larson nailed the twisted updo with this knot placed at the nape of the neck. It's stylish and functional—no annoying loose hairs will get in the way during downward dog!

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For a quick up update on the classic ponytail, try this one from Bryce Dallas-Howard, who rocked this looped low pony. Apply some gel to keep the sides flat and smooth during that kick-boxing class.

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We're eyeing this textured French braid from Jennifer Morrison. With a tight braid up top and a loose pony at the neck, this 'do is ideal for when you want to work up a sweat but still want to show off.

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For those times when you've got a no-fuss workout, try this uber sleek look from Jessica Pare. A sleek part and a tight braid at the base of the neck are all that is need to create this look, which can go from the gym to the office in no time flat.

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If you really just can't have any hair in your way (ahem, Soul Cycle), try a high ponytail like this one from Kelly Rowland. Keep baby hairs at bay with hairspray at the crown.

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Maria Menounos combined fashion and function with this on-trend waterfall braid that weaved into a classic ponytail.

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We just can't get over Priyanka Chopra's mega braid. With a touch of teasing at the crow, this look is a must for those really hardcore workouts. (You even look hardcore.) We're looking at you circuit training.

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OK so this might be a bit extravagant for your typical gym visit, but the concept of this braid from Rooney Mara is simple. Keep the top half of the hair sleek and tight and knot the rest off into a structured braid.

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If you just need a quick fix, you can't go wrong with Sarah Hyland's pretty ballerina bun. With a few bobby pins to hold it atop, this top knot is ideal for dancing and spinning around during Zumba.

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Listen up ladies with short hair. Sarah Paulson is your girl. She kept her bob in place (and out of her face!) with a series of bobby pins at the nape of the neck.

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This tiny ponytail from Sophia Bush is ideal for anyone with a petite chop you still needs to pull back their hair, but maybe doesn't have the real-estate a.k.a. locks for a fancy braid.

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Those with thick hair will benefit from a mid-scalp ponytail, like this one from Sophie Turner. The placement of the pony keeps hair out of your way while making sure it stays in place during a run or bout on the elliptical.

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Teresa Palmer's unique braid and ponytail hybrid is on our must-try list. This half updo-meets-hair knots is definitely experimental, but you know what they say: If you look good, you feel good. So get ready to feel great during that pilates class.

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