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Start Your New Year's Workout in Style - Brunette

Monday
01/09/2012
Brunette, General Hair Care, Accessories and Style
Who says you can't hit the gym in style? This year, add some sparkle to your cardio or yoga routines with these suggestions for hairstyles and accessories that work to keep strands tame—and chic—while you work out. Then leave the gym looking polished, even when you don't have time to shampoo and condition.

Styles for Your Workout

Top Knots

An elegant top knot is great for yoga, as it won't get in the way when you're lying on the mat. The bonus? A high bun helps provide hair with body when you take your hair down after a workout.

Beautiful Braids

If cycling or swimming are your preferred workouts, a French braid works great because it fits easily under bike helmets and swim caps. For a slightly more sophisticated take on braids, French braid hair on either side of your head, moving toward the ears, then gather hair altogether into a ponytail or low bun.

Glam Accessories

We're serious fans of the stretchy-headband trend. They look great with ponytails or topknots, and are an absolute must-have for keeping shorter styles chic and out of your eyes. Try a pretty, braided headband or one with a double strap for extra flair. The reversible ones are also on trend, and coordinate easily with your workout wear.

Other accessories to snap up: simple, silver or gold barrettes to pin back shorter layers and thin elastic bands decked out with shimmering charms—stylish without going over-the-top at the gym.

Style Tricks After Your Workout

No time to hit the shower after your run on the treadmill? With these tips under your belt, you'll still leave the gym looking polished, even when you're in a rush.

Styling Straight

Blow dry with a paddle brush from roots to ends on medium to low heat. The heat from the dryer helps to wick away perspiration.

For Natural-Looking Volume

Refresh your style with Luxurious Volume Anytime Volume Refresher: flip your hair upside down, spray, and massage into roots. Flip hair back over and gently smooth strands with your fingertips.

Curly Hair Gone Frizzy?

Dampen strands with water, mist with Frizz-Ease® Dream Curls® Curl-Perfecting Spray, then blow dry with a diffuser on medium to low heat.

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