Here at FITNESS, we’re always looking for new ways to beautify our workout routine. If the dreaded ponytail crease is preventing you from hitting the gym before a night on the town, try these simple tips to keep your smooth strands intact:
Crease Release Fill an empty spray bottle with water and spritz lightly onto the ponytail crease, moving all the way around the crown. Take a flat brush and place it under the crease. Brush the hair downward and blast the crease with a blow dryer until smooth. Bonus: Using a fabric-covered elastic can reduce indentation.
Clip It Instead of pulling your hair into a ponytail, try clipping it up. Lightly twist locks up and secure with a clip that will stay in place. We like Goody StayPut Slide-Proof Hold Claw Clips, which are specially designed to grip your hair and not slip off.
What are your post-workout beauty tricks?
—By Kari LaPrade, beauty intern
From makeup remover to acne wash, it takes a small army of cleansers to freshen my face before bed. For years, I’ve been searching for a face wash that can do it all while still protecting my sensitive skin. After hearing Features Assistant Editor Sarah D’Angelo rave about Neutrogena Deep Clean Sport Facial Cleanser ($6.99, drugstores), I decided to give it a shot. The tingling wash took off grime and makeup, but wasn’t harsh. Plus, it contains salicylic acid to keep blemishes at bay, and the leak-proof packaging is perfect for my gym bag. So long, three-step cleansing routine!
— Catherine Q. O’Neill, contributing blogger
To celebrate the launch of Bioré Makeup Removing Towelettes, the brand is offering free classes of the new workout system Physique 57 (a favorite of celebs like Kelly Ripa and Sarah Jessica Parker) in 10 cities throughout the country this month and next. Participants will also receive a sample size of the towelettes and a coupon towards a future purchase. The locations/dates:
NEW YORK – Monday, September 20 at Physique 57 Soho, 161 Avenue of the Americas
MIAMI – Thursday, September 23 at Green Monkey, 1827 Purdy Avenue
SEATTLE – Tuesday, September 28 at Be Luminous, 900 Lenora Street, Suite 128
PORTLAND – Thursday, September 30 at Urban Pilates, 1737 NE Alberta Street, Suite 102
CHICAGO – Tuesday, October 5 at Dance Spa, 1890 North Milwaukee Avenue
AUSTIN – Thursday, October 7 at Dharma Yoga, 3110 Guadalupe
PHILADELPHIA – Wednesday, October 13 at Sankhya Yoga, 725 North 4th Street, 2nd Floor
WASHINGTON, DC – Thursday, October 14 at Stroga, 1808 Adams Mill Road, NW
SAN FRANCISCO – Tuesday, October 19 at The Pad Studios, 1690 Union Street
SAN DIEGO – Thursday, October 21 at Yoga One, 1150 7th Avenue
Space is limited, so visit www.biore.com/usa/physique57tour to reserve your spot today!
Michelle Obama is turning heads in the White House thanks to pro hair stylist, Johnny Wright. The Chicago native, who first worked with Obama at an Essence magazine photo shoot, now serves as Obama’s exclusive hair stylist. We invited him to FITNESS to share his tricks for managing hair after the gym.