Not only is it Wimbledon fortnight (as if we ever need an excuse for Pimm’s and strawberries), but we’ve also been having some uncharacteristically fabulous weather here in the UK. If you’re feeling as inspired as we are to ditch the gym, get outside, and get active – whether you’re hitting the tennis courts, running out in the sunshine, or doing yoga in the local park – we’ve got three easy, practical hairstyles that will keep your locks firmly in place and you looking stylish.
Sporty Style 1: The Twist
We love this look, it’s pretty retro and has us channelling our inner Sporty Spice. The key to making sure this style holds up throughout your exercise is to use the right products when preparing your hair. As always, we’ve got your back on this one with a wealth of Percy & Reed hair products.
Check out the How To: Twist It video tutorial featuring our very own Percy, and follow these steps:
Sporty Style 2: The Fishtail
The fishtail braid might look like a complex style to master, but it’s a surprisingly simple variation on the classic plait. The key difference is that instead of dividing your hair into three sections and plaiting them together, you divide your hair into TWO sections and alternate plaiting parts of these sections together.
Yes, it really is that easy – and it looks gorgeous!
Not only is a fishtail perfect for playing sports because you end up with a secure plait that looks even better when it gets a bit messy, it’s also a great look for the summer festival season.
Afterwards, if you’re looking for another style to put your newfound fishtail skills into practice, check out our How To: Halo Braid video featuring Adam Reed.
Here’s how to get that perfect fishtail:
Sporty Style 3: The Perfect Pony
Sometimes, we want to keep it classic. If you’re in a rush to make your morning yoga class, then a simple ponytail is the go-to, low-maintenance style that always works. Now, we know you’ve probably been wearing your hair like this for your entire life, but we’ve got a super simple hair hack for you that’s going to totally change how you tie your pony.
When most of us tie our hair back into a ponytail, we pull the hair back and up at the same time. In fact, it’s pretty difficult to get the perfect pony when you’re pulling your hair in two different directions. Instead, try this:
This trick will give you a ponytail that’s much sleeker, and more secure when you’re moving around a lot. The simplest hair hacks are always the best, right?
What are your go-to styles when you’re getting active? What are your hair styling hacks? Share them with us on Twitter & Instagram, or head on over to our Facebook Page to leave us a comment. You know how much we love to #helpyourhair!