These braided buns make for the perfect badass gym hairstyle.

By Kylie Gilbert
August 06, 2017

As far as TV heroines go, Arya from Game of Thrones is high up there on our list, and she's got the badass hair to go with her role. (Can't have hair in your face when you're wielding a sword, right?) Even if you're not quite crossing the country on an epic quest for revenge, this braided bun hairstyle is perfect for your next boxing, running, or HIIT workout, when you just can't be bothered to keep tightening your pony. (Related: Get This Game of Thrones Braid Crown Inspired By Missandei)

Here's how to do it:

1. Divide your hair down the middle and then into four sections. Starting at the crown, French braid your hair on each side and secure with a ponytail elastic.

2. Take the remaining hair, and, starting at the nape of your neck, French braid each side, finishing at the crown. Secure each side with a ponytail elastic.

3. Combine the braids on each side and shape into a bun, securing with bobby pins.

(If you're short on time, or braids just aren't your forte, a simplified modification would be to make two braids instead of four!)