So you've just killed it at the gym, and now it's time to get on with your day. But what to do about that sweaty mop of hair on your head?
Instead of launching into full blowout mode, try these ACTIVE.com-approved hairstyles for going from the gym to real life in no time—without looking like a hot mess.
1: Could be done in your sleep.
2: So easy a caveman could do it.
3: May need some practice.
4: Caution: difficulty ahead.
5: Superwoman skills needed.
From Gym to Date Night: Chic Chignon1 of 6
Nothing screams chic like a chignon.
To get this style, pull hair into a low ponytail and secure with a ponytail holder. Make a topsy tail (once for shorter hair, twice for longer hair), and then wrap the hair one final time and secure with bobby pins inside the topsy tail, so the ends are hidden. Finish with hairspray and a sparkly barrette or headband to amp up the style factor.
From Gym to Work: Classic Ponytail2 of 6
The classic ponytail is a super simple but effective way to get hair out of your eyes and off your neck. This works for most hair types and lengths, especially if you are short on time. Slide on a fun headband to catch those flyaways or bangs.
From Gym to Dinner Party: Three-Minute Blowout3 of 6
If you need a glamorous look, this shortcut blowout is for you.
Spray a dry shampoo or hairspray (we like White Sands Infinity) into your roots to soak up extra oils and create lift. Quickly use your dryer and direct the heat only at your hairline to dry the most visible, sweaty areas. Then, flip your head over and dry hair upside down. When you flip your head right side up again, your hair will be refreshed and voluminous.
From Gym to Cocktails With the Girls: High Bun4 of 6
A high bun gets hair completely off your face and neck while adding a touch of class.
Gather hair into a high ponytail and tie off with a strong ponytail holder. Twist the tail tightly and wrap around the base of the ponytail until you create a full bun. Wrap another strong ponytail holder around the bun. You can also place bobby pins in the bun for an extra-tight hold.
From Gym to a Relaxed Weekend: Laid-Back Braid5 of 6
Braids are a fun and simple way to get that relaxed, boho vibe in a snap.
This side braid is the perfect mix of cute and cool, plus it's quick, so you can focus on the weekend ahead. Pull your hair in front of one shoulder and start the braid near the bottom of your ear. Tie it off at the bottom with a small clear elastic and lightly tug on the braided sections to create a messy, laid-back look.