It’s always nice to have your hair up when you’re working. Not only do you look neat, but it’s also gives you a nice silhouette in photos. Here’s how you can go about the perfect gym updo!
1. Skip the brush
“Use your hands to pull your hair into a ponytail at the crown of your head,” says Matt Fugate, a consulting hairstylist for Kérastase. “This keeps some texture in your hair, which looks cool and helps hide sweat.” If your hair appears more oily than sexy, spritz a powder volumizer into the roots to soak up moisture and add lift. Then redo the ponytail. Try Original & Mineral Atomic Thickening Spritz (RM110).
2. Work on your body
Mist your ponytail with a texture spray, like Davines Your Hair Assistant Perfecting Spray (RM79), then run your fingers up the hair to gently tease it. Ruffling it a bit adds volume, which will make your bun bigger, Fugate explains. Now wrap the hair around the base of the pony.
3. Stick the landing
A few bobby pins slipped into the bun will hold it securely. “But I also allow some strands to fall out. The look seems more effortless that way,” Fugate says. To make sure those pieces don’t get frizzy, spray a bit of oil, like L’Oreal Paris Extraordinary Oil Eclat Imperial (RM41.35), into your palms, then run them over the errant tendrils.