article_gym-hair-tutorial.jpgNot being able to wear makeup to the gym doesn't signal the end of the world. There are other ways to look pretty and presentable while burning those calories—like opting for colorful workout wear and styling your hair in a cute updo!

Top off your fitness ensemble with one of these fab hairstyles. We show you how to accomplish each one, so you'll be prepped and primed to hit the gym in no time.

1_gym-hair-tutorial.jpgBANDED PONYTAIL
Spice up your everday ponytail with this neat twist.
Level of difficulty: Beginner

1. Comb through hair with your fingers.

2. Gather hair and tie into a ponytail.

3. Add an elastic headband to keep bangs and short strands from getting into your eyes.

2_gym-hair-tutorial.jpgBRAIDED BUN
Channel a graceful ballerina with this elegant updo.
Level of difficulty: Intermediate

1. Tie hair into a high ponytail.

2. Braid your locks using a basic three-strand pattern. Fasten the end with an elastic.

3. Coil your braid into a bun and secure with bobby pins.

3_gym-hair-tutorial.jpgBOXER BRAIDS
Put nimble fingers to use with this intricate look featuring a braid style of your choice.
Level of difficulty: Advanced

1. Part hair into two even sections.

2. Braid each side separately, starting from the crown and ending at your nape.

3. Join the two ends together by combining the loose tail into a thick, chunky braid.

(Photos by Mike Dee. Hair and makeup by Jinky Ureta. Styling by Patricia Dayacap. Model: Kylie Verzosa.)

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