Workout hair and make-up

As for many of us at Ellisons, one of our new year’s resolutions may be to lose a few pounds and get fit in 2018. Working out is great, but can take its toll on our skin and hair if we don’t look after it properly and use the right products. Read on for top tips to pass on to your clients on how to look great whilst working out and how they can look after their hair and skin whilst doing so.


The last thing you want when you are out for a run is a mouthful of hair. We love these workout worthy hairstyles which will keep the strands at bay whilst looking extremely cute.


A plait is always a winner. With so many variations to choose from you just can’t go wrong. We love these flawless dutch plaits.

Knot bun

A quick way to tie your hair up ready for a workout. Simply pull the hair back to the nape of your neck, section it into two pieces and tie a knot with the two pieces of hair. Secure the hair in place with bobby pins. If you have longer hair, you may need to use a hair tie as well.


The ponytail is a classic and super simple, however, tight ponytails can cause breakages to the hair. Loose ponytails are a better alternative, or make sure the hair is protected before tying it up and use a hair mask afterwards.

Space buns

If you are looking for a unique hairstyle which will keep the hair off your face, try two top knots. This look is extremely cute, all you need is a couple of hair ties and bobby pins. Separate the hair into two parts, then tie it into two ponytails at the side of the head, this can be as high or as low as you like. Then wrap the ponytails around the hair tie and secure with either a couple of bobby pins, or another hair tie. Do this on both sides. You can then pull out strands and loosen the buns if you want more of a relaxed look.

Check out our model for some Space bun inspiration.


If you are working out in the cold outside, a Beanie hat is a great option. Not only do they keep you warm, but it also protects your hair from the cold. They can look pretty cute as well!

Make up and skincare

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Rule 1 is to ALWAYS wash your face before and after your workout! This is probably the most important step in looking after your skin whilst working out. Keep a small pack of face wipes in your gym bag so you are always prepared.

Not everyone is comfortable going bare-faced, especially in the gym. We have looked at products that are suitable for wearing whilst working out that cover those unwanted blemishes and gives you that extra bit of confidence without damaging your skin.

Oil-free products are best as they do not clog the pores whereas oily foundations and creams will. Spot concealing is also a good way of covering blemishes whilst wearing minimal make up.

Add a dash of blusher or bronzer to the cheeks to give yourself a healthy glow. Stick to powders as creams may contain oil and can lead to clogged pores.

Waterproof mascara is a must for tough workout sessions. You definitely don’t want mascara running down your face half way through your Zumba class!

Eyebrow gel will keep your brows in place for the whole of your work out and avoids the risk of sweating your eyebrows off. The Mybrows brow fix is ideal for taming those brows and keeping them in place whilst you work out.

You will want to keep your lips hydrated whilst working out, but everyone hates when your hair gets stuck to your lip gloss. Opt for a tinted lip balm instead. This will hydrate your lips, look healthy and natural and most importantly, won’t stick to your hair.

Lastly, use a refreshing finishing spray to set your make-up. You could also use this to re-hydrate your skin post workout.

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A lot of people like to dash straight out of the gym, but it is really important to wash your face after working out. Remove your make up, and sweat, with a wipe and then, if possible, cleanse your face after a workout to unclog the pores.

Your body and skin loses a lot of water during a workout so make sure to re-hydrate it afterwards with a spritz of refreshing rose water or some lightweight moisturiser as well as drinking lots of water.

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