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3 Easy Hairstyles for Gymnastics Practice

For gymnasts, hair can often be a distraction during intense practice. Finding the right hairstyle that keeps your hair in place and looks stylish can make a big difference in your performance, and can be a safety issue. 

Let's explore three easy and practical hairstyles that not only keep your hair out of your face but also add a touch of flair to your gymnastics practice since you'll have confidence in your style. Say goodbye to hair worries and hello to a more confident gymnast!

braided ponytail


1. Braided Ponytail: Functional and Elegant

The braided ponytail is both functional and elegant, making it an ideal choice for gymnastics practice.

Step 1: Begin by creating a high ponytail and securing it with an elastic band.
Step 2: Divide the ponytail into three sections and braid it all the way down.
Step 3: Secure the end with another elastic band. The braid not only keeps your hair in place but also adds a touch of sophistication to your look.

This hairstyle is perfect for gymnasts who want a balance of style and functionality during their practice sessions.

double dutch braids


2. The Double Dutch Braids

For gymnasts with longer hair, the double Dutch braids are a trendy and functional hairstyle that will keep your hair out of your way as you conquer the bars, beam, and floor exercises. Follow these steps to create the double Dutch braids:

Step 1: Part your hair down the middle to divide it into two equal sections.
Step 2: Take one section and divide it into three smaller sections to start your braid. Step 3: Begin braiding by crossing the right section under the middle one, then the left section under the middle one.
Step 4: Continue braiding, adding small sections of hair from each side as you go. Step 5: Secure the end of the braid with a hair elastic, and repeat the same steps on the other side to create the second Dutch braid.

ponytail twist detail


3. The High Ponytail with Twist Detail

For a chic and stylish look, the high ponytail with a twist detail is a fantastic choice. This hairstyle keeps your hair away from your face while adding a touch of elegance to your appearance. Here's how to create the high ponytail with a twist:

Step 1: Gather your hair into a high ponytail at the crown of your head and secure it with a hair elastic.
Step 2: Take a small section of hair from the ponytail and wrap it around the hair elastic to conceal it.
Step 3: Secure the wrapped section with bobby pins, making sure it stays in place during your gymnastics practice.
Step 4: To add a twist detail, take a small section of hair from one side of the ponytail and twist it.
Step 5: Wrap the twisted section around the base of the ponytail, securing it with bobby pins.

These hairstyles are functional but also stylish, allowing you to look and perform your best at practice. Try them out and see which one works best for you. Don't let hair distractions hold you back; embrace these stylish hairstyles and take your practice sessions to new heights (both literally and figuratively!).

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