The Victoria's Secret Angels have always inspired hair envy with their voluminous and lustrous tresses, but while their flowing runway styles are certainly worth copying, it's their practical 'dos away from the spotlight that are giving us serious hair inspiration IRL. From super swishy ponytails to twin braids, here are some styles that we spotted on our favourite Angels while they worked out.
MARTHA HUNT'S BRAIDED UPDO
While it looks almost like a bridesmaids 'do, this is a surprisingly versatile style for a workout. The braids at the crown keeps your hair off your face, while the updo keeps your hair off your neck and prevents strands from sticking uncomfortably. Just be sure to secure your bun well with a hair tie and pins, so it doesn't come lose during your workout. Bonus: If your workout is not too strenuous and sweaty, this style looks good post-gym as well.
Best for: Circuit training, lifting weights, Pilates and yoga.
JASMINE TOOKES' AND JOSEPHINE SKRIVER'S HIGH PONYTAILS
The entry level hairstyle for even the clumsiest hands, a high ponytail once again works for keeping your hair tightly tied and away from your face — handy since sweaty strands can cause unwanted breakouts. If you have bangs or layers in your hair, try using a sweatband or lots of bobby pins to keep hair firmly in place — the last thing you want is hair slipping out.
Best for: Long-distance running, cycling and gym workouts
ADRIANA LIMA'S TWIN BRAIDS
Hold up, when did Adriana Lima, mother of two get so ripped? Serious muscle definition aside, we love her playful braids on a severe centre part. It manages to look both high fashion and is highly practical. Hint: Tiny braids help keep annoying baby hairs off your face.
Best for: Hardcore sports like boxing, MMA and other martial arts as well as outdoor sports like rock climbing, surfing and wakeboarding. This is one hairdo built to withstand serious action, as it won't easily come undone. Release your braids post-workout for natural waves.