Athleisure is one of the hottest trends out there today. It refers to the idea of dressing up casually, yet looking classy at the same time—it’s all about bringing your gym look to dinner. However, this trend isn’t limited to clothing anymore—it’s now becoming a hair trend as well. Tousled ponytails, unkempt hair, topknots, and twisted braids basically sum up athleisure hair. It’s all about choosing a hairstyle that is laid back enough to last through your entire workout and then accompany you to your 9 am meeting—pretty convenient, right?
Here are some simple hairdos that you can bank on for a casual, yet chic look:
- The top knot
- Modern chignon
- The double bun
- Voluminous ponytail
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The top knot
Perfect for casual outings, this hairstyle can be done very easily. All you need to do is apply a little bit of mousse or serum to your hair, and then tease just a section in the front with a thin comb. Take just that section and tie it into a bun on the top of your head. Then, use some hairspray on your top not so it doesn’t budge.
This modern version of a hair bun is so simple that it only takes one minute to complete. Start by combing all of your hair away from your face and then gather it just above your nape in a ponytail. Once you’ve tied it up, twist the remaining hair into a tight knot, and you’ll be left with a super cute, casual athleisure hairstyle.
The double bun
If you aren’t a fan of messy hairstyles, then the double bun athleisure hairstyle is for you. For this hairstyle—which is the perfect blend of laidback and cute— you need to divide your hair into two sections and secure each of them in high pigtails. Tease both sections with a comb, until they’re voluminous enough. You can then convert these pigtails into buns on both sides, and keep the all the flyway hair in place with hairspray.
If you’re a minimalist, this hairstyle is definitely for you. Start by teasing the back of your hair for proper volume. Then, tie your hair in a high ponytail, and secure it with a band. Next, take a small strand of your hair from the ponytail and wrap it around the band to hide it, and secure this strand with a bobby pin. Use hairspray to keep all the small sections of hair-- that are prone to falling out—in place.
This simple ponytail braid is very easy to make. Start with a ponytail of any height. Secure the ponytail with a band, and then braid all the way down until you reach the end of the tail. Working on damp hair gives you a more stylish look. Once your braid is dry, you can set your mane free for a set of killer waves. You can also make a high braid by making a high ponytail and then following the same steps—easy peasy!