7 Sporty Hairstyles to Keep You Game Ready

Group of men and women cheering while watching a basketball game at home

When it comes to cheering on your favorite sports team, we know it's important to look great even in the tensest moments. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. To help, we’ve got 7 sporty hairstyles for men and women that are practical AND stylish so you can cheer on your team with confidence all game long! 

Before you try these hairstyles yourself, be sure to start with a fresh haircut by visiting your local Great Clips salon

For Women


Bubble Ponytail 

Mid-game flyaways can put you in a hairy situation! This fun twist on the ponytail will keep your hair out of your face so you can keep your eye on that winning play.

DIY: Start with a fresh wash using your preferred products. Once your hair is dry, pull your hair into a ponytail and secure with an elastic. Next, you’ll create the bubbles by moving one to two inches down the length of your ponytail and adding another elastic. Repeat this step until you’ve reached the end of your ponytail.  

 

Young woman athlete with dutch braided hair

Double Dutch Braids
We love this super sporty look featuring two Dutch braids – and rest a-sheared, it’s sure to keep your hair under control from play to play! 

DIY: Divide your hair into two even sections. Start with one of the sections and begin braiding, crossing each section of hair under instead of over to create the Dutch braid. Secure with an elastic and repeat on the opposite section of your hair. 

Super-Fan Space Buns
Nothing screams super-fan like space buns! This fun hairstyle is quick and easy. 

DIY: Start by dividing your hair into two even sections and put them into two high ponytails on each side of your head. Take each ponytail and wrap it around itself to create a bun. Secure with an elastic and you’re all set! For even more fan spirit, add ribbons to rep your team’s colors. 

 

Woman with long hair in ponytail running outdoors

Wispy Low Ponytail 
The wispy low pony is a more laid-back sporty look – perfect for cheering on your home team or when you’re on the field yourself! 

DIY: Use a comb to part your hair where desired and gather at the lower back of your head, then secure with an elastic. Pull a few face-framing pieces out to achieve the effortless, wispy look! 

For Men


Spike It Up
This classic sporty look is the ultimate hairstyle for the die-hard fan! 

DIY: Start by getting your hair damp. Use gel to create your ideal spikey look. Finish with hairspray for hold and you’re ready to cheer on your team without any hair blocking your view. 
 

Young man with spiked hair

Classic Flow
This go-with-the-flow hairstyle is perfect for the laid-back, casual fan. 

DIY: Start with clean hair and your favorite products. While your hair is still damp, run your hands through your hair to achieve the natural “flow” look. Add a small amount of pomade to run through your hair for added texture and hold. 

Fan-Favorite Fade 

The fresh fade is a cut above the rest! We love this sporty look that athletes everywhere have rocked on and off the field. The key to this hairstyle is a fresh haircut. 

DIY:
Start by visiting your local Great Clips salon for a fresh haircut, then add pomade over the length of your hair to achieve your desired style! 

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