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Gymnastics Hairstyles and Braids

Are you in a Meet Day Hairstyle Rut? Try some of these Meet Styles that will compliment that sparkly Leo!

If you don’t know how to braid check out this braids guide!

OR try this “How To”: Aly Inspired Buns for Gymnasts

Braids look different on everyone, so using a simple braid to spice up your regular ponytail or bun can be a great way to stand out from other gymnasts!

GK US Classic | Our Top 10 Lovely Leos

On top of Gymnastics being such an exciting sport to watch, it seems like we are always on the edge of our seat to know what our favorite Leos will look like each competition! Here are our TOP TEN picks from the GK Classic!

10. Arizona Sunrays

Jade Carey rocked this patriotic blue Leo — looking like the fierce competitor that she is!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Twin City Twisters

Grace McCallum and Tori Tatum brought a bit of sparkle to their skills with a bedazzled seafoam and magenta ombre’ Leo!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. First State

Morgan Hurd looked brilliant in a gorgeous maroon Leo with a scalloped mesh chest and tons of silver sparkle (is she maybe channeling the inner Gryffindor?!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. WOGA

The WOGA girls channeled their inner sass-factor with this super fun geometric black and purple Leo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Texas Dreams

The girls from Texas Dreams have been bright and cheery all season long in an array of rainbow colored Leos, with some subtle glam these Leos stuck out in the crowd!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Solid Rock

Jordan Bowers cleaned up with an elegant white and red ombre Leo with a beautiful bedazzled pattern on the front!

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. World Champion Center

Simone and Olivia were (almost literally) on fire in these bright red and orange bedazzled Leos!

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. ENA Paramus

Olivia Dunne was stunning in a coral pink bedazzled Leo, a classic look goes a long way! We absolutely love this Leo!

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. GAGE

Alexis Jeffrey picks up our most unique Leo for the day, the cross pattern of flowers and color contrast in this Leo has our eyes seeing Hawaiian skies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Naydenov Gymnastics

And our NUMBER ONE Leo for the GK Classic absolutely goes to Jordan Chiles from Naydenov Gymnastics! Fun fact, this Leo was Inspired by The Black Panther and designed by Jordan’s mom. Jordan channeled her inner Warrior Princess throughout the entire day and she KILLED it! We absolutely ADORE this Leo!

City of Jesolo Trophy | Hairstyle Inspiration 2018

From Russia and Brazil to the USA, We’ve found a Gymnastics Hair Trend from The 2018 City of Jesolo Trophy!

Buns and Braids.

Many of your favorite gymnasts including; Brazilian – Jade Barabosa, Russian – Angelina Melnikova, and your USA girls – Emma Malabuyo, Ragan Smith and Olivia Dunne sported this stylish look resembling their own version of the world famous, “Aly Bun”.

Lets take a peek at your favorite Jesolo gymnast’s take on their Aly bun!

Jade Barabosa – Jade chose to style her bun, tight to the back of her head with a messy bun, despite her super clean gymnast skills!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angelina Melnikova – A clean, high, and tight bun secured with a scrunchie matching her leo. This hairstyle definitely matched up to Angelina’s pretty and tight lines on bars!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emma Malabuyo – Emma styled her bun high and tight just like Aly, but with her own twist. She added a matching colored scrunchie and white bow to perfect her Jesolo look!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ragan Smith – We usually see Ragan with a high pony, not this time! She’s mixed it up with a high and tight bun complete with a front French braid and her signature scrunchie!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Olivia Dunne – Olivia kept it sweet and classic with her bangs braided into a swept back high bun with a scrunchie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Try imitating these looks by learning to braid! Check out the video linked below to learn how!

Looking for a New Gymnastics Meet Hairstyle?

Look NO further than Peng Peng Lee! If you are not already following the UCLA Bruin on Instagram you are going to want to! Peng Peng is the Ultimate #GymnasticHairGoals

All styles have been taken directly from Peng’s personal Instagram @pengpengclee 

If you’re looking for some major Hairspiration, messy buns, braids, faux hawks or a simple sassy pony, you need to follow this beam queen!

We give  this girl a Perfect 10 on her meet style for sure!

Gymnastics Meet Hairstyle Inspiration

Are you in a Meet Day Hairstyle Rut? Try some of these Meet Styles that will compliment that sparkly Leo!

If you don’t know how to braid check out this braid tutorial for beginners!

How To: Aly Inspired Buns for Gymnasts 

 

Braids look different on everyone, so using a simple braid to spice up your regular ponytail or bun can be a great way to stand out from other gymnasts!

Follow these steps from MissySue.com to achieve the Perfect Simple Braid into a Bun for your Gymnastics Meet!

  1. Find the spot where you want to start your braid, and take a 2″ section of hair right at the hairline and divide it into three pieces.
  2. Begin the braid by crossing the back piece over the middle then the front piece over the middle.
  3. Next, cross the back piece over the middle and bring it in to the larger section of hair to create the french braid style.
  4. Cross the front piece over the middle, bringing in another larger section of hair.
  5. Continue braiding until the braid reaches a point you’d like it to end at, and finish braiding the hair into a regular braid.
  6. Tie off the braid with a clear elastic band.
  7. Next, you can gather the rest of the hair into a low ponytail, messy bun, or high and tight “Aly Bun”!
  8. Pin down any loose pieces to create the look you want.
  9. Finish with a few spritzes of hairspray and swipe on your favorite lipstick and glitter eyeliner!
  10. ROCK your Gymnastics Meet Girl you are ready to go!

Halloween Costumes for Gymnasts

With Halloween right around the corner we’ve researched some different costume ideas great for any gymnast!

Come back to the blog next week for a special Halloween contest announcement!

Here is a list of Nimsey’s favorite Costumes;

  1. Olympic Gymnast in Warm-Ups
  2. Vintage Cheerleader
  3. The Water Bottle Flip
  4. Thing 1 & Thing 2
  5. Kerri Strug

 

Great Meet Hairstyles

The best hairstyles for gymnasts are high ponytails or high buns. Being a gymnast requires a certain amount of professionalism and following these rules make the most professional looking gymnast possible, also some gyms/meets have certain parameters for gponytail-side-view2ymnasts hair. So follow these rules to look professional and stay out of trouble:

-Ponytail sits at the crown of head so ponytail can be seen if looking gymnast head on.

-Ponytail above shoulders. If hair is too long, curls or a bun are desirable.

-Bangs out of face. If they need to be clipped up, have clips match hair or leotard. Mismatching clips looks unprofessional.

-Wear a scrunchie or bow that matches leotard. Plain rubberbands are just that, plain.

Here are some acceptable looks!

 

 

18 Ingenious Hair Hacks for the Gym

 

Having your hair falling in your face while at the gym is terrible! Here are 18 easy hairstyles that keep your hair far from in your face.

  1. The bang braid is your solution to keep annoying mid-level bangs off your faceBuzzfeed hair #1
  2. Or master the princess-y waterfall braid.#2
  3. Minnie Mouse buns keeps hair from whipping around everywhere.#3
  4. A ballerina bun will stay through even the most vigorous workout because spin pins.#4
  5. Braiding the underside of your bun/ponytail will keep loose strands from falling out during your workout.#5
  6. Or the topside if you have more issues with side pieces/bangs falling out.#6
  7. If you’ve got long hair, a knotted ponytail is an easy variation on a boring pony.#7
  8. A knotted ponytail works for shorter hair, too.#8
  9. A top knot can be done at a stoplight on your way to the gym.#9
  10. If you’ve got extra thick/long hair, boxer braid each side of your head and pull the remaining strands in a bun.#10
  11. A tiered ponytail will keep everything in its right place.#11
  12. Use yarn to tie your hair into a bun.#12
  13. There’s always the old sock bun standby.#13
  14. Use an Upzing Clip to create a super easy updo after your workout.#14
  15. A double braid is great for keeping hair secure during a swim.#15
  16. Spray leave-in conditioner or smooth some Moroccan/coconut oil into your hair before you go swimming.#16
  17. Use an old spice container as an emergency hair kit with pins, small hairspray, and anything else you might need.#17
  18. If you don’t want to wash your hair, sweat and build-up can be removed with baking soda.#18

 

 

How to: Gymnastics Hair

Gymnasts jump, twirl, cartwheel, round-off, handstand, and backbend! When you never stop moving it’s hard to make sure your hair does. Here’s a few pointers to keep hair on point.

Short Bangs
When your little gymnast has bangs the whole hair process can get a little tricky. Immediately after washing her hair pat it down with a towel, then separate out the bangs and apply hair gel or spray. Comb the hair back towards the right or left side and secure hair in a ponytail. If this isn’t enough apply a touch of hairspray to a bobby pin, while making sure the wavy side is against your head, for added grip.

Long Bangs
Braid them back! If you followed Shawn Johnson during the 2008 olympics then you know what I’m talking about. To copy her side braid ponytail comb out your bangs then divide them into three separate strands. From here you can create a French, Lace, Dutch, or Half Dutch braid and keep those bangs from getting in your way. Check out Missy Sue to learn how to do each braid:

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Photo: http://missysue.com/2014/05/four-headband-braids/

Baby Hairs
Baby hairs can be a hassle when trying to create that nice finished look, so here’s a great taming tip: grab your toothbrush! I know this might sound crazy but the fine bristles allow you to grab up all the little straglers. Photo by Missy Sue
Just add a couple drops of your favorite gel to the bristles and brush away!

Frizzy Hair
Styling frizzy hair is no fun, so stop the frizz before you style. To limit breakage and knotting try sleeping on a silk pillow case or wrapping your hair in a silk scarf. One of the best tips to combat frizzy hair though is limiting how often you wash your hair. Try washing your hair every other day, this allows your hair to produce a natural oil that help with the defrizzing process.

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