10 Awesome Hairstyles for Women and Girl Football Players.

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Women’s football hairstyles are a secret weapon in any girls game.

Anyone who has ever played football knows that the key to a good game is keeping your hair out of your face. The last thing you want to do is spend the entire game tucking errant strands back into place, only to have them come loose the minute you make contact with the ball.

That’s why we’ve put together a list of 10 awesome hairstyles for girls and women football players that are super easy and practical and will keep you looking good and feeling confident on the field.

So grab some hair bands, some hairspray and let’s kick off!

Watch and learn: Easy hairstyles to wear on the pitch.

Here’s a great video that shows you some easy to do workout hairstyles for short, medium and long hair that also are perfect for life on the pitch.

Best football hairstyles for women and girls.

1. The Ponytail

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While some players opt for a more intricate style, others simply pull their hair back into a sleek ponytail. Either way, the ponytail is a great way to keep your hair out of your eyes while you’re running up and down the field. Not to mention, it looks pretty darn cool.

Some of the most famous female footballers in the world, including Alex Morgan and Georgia Stanway, are known for rocking the ponytail on the field. So if you’re looking for a hairstyle that will help you play your best, look no further than the trusty ponytail.

How to do a ponytail:

Start by brushing your hair to get rid of any knots or tangles. Then, gather your hair at the nape of your neck and tie it into a ponytail using an elastic band. If you want, you can use a bit of hair gel or hairspray to keep your hair in place.

2. The Topknot

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Another classic hairstyle that works well for football players. It keeps your hair off your face and out of the way, and looks chic at the same time. Lucy Bronze and loads of men footballers with longer hair favour this trusty style.

How to do a topknot:

Gather your hair at the top of your head and tie it into a ponytail using a hair band. Then, pull your hair back through one of the loops on your bands to make a knot-shape. Play around with different sizes of knot and secure it with booby pins if needed.

3. Box Braids

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This is a more elaborate hairstyle, but it’s one of the best for keeping your hair out of your face while you’re playing. It also looks very stylish and can be easily done on any hair type. Box braids and dutch braids are a fave of ours here at Kit Queen.

How to do box braids:

Start by sectioning off your hair into small sections. Then, take a small strand of hair from each section and plait it. Secure the end of each braid with a strong hair band.

4. The Messy Bun

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This is a great hairstyle for those days when you just don’t have time to do anything elaborate with your hair. It’s quick and easy to do, and it will keep your hair out of your face while you’re playing. It’s also a really good one for keeping curly hair under control. Ellen White knows how to rock this look.

How to do a messy bun:

Start by gathering your hair at the top of your head and tie it into a ponytail using an elastic band. Then, twist your hair into a bun and secure it with another hair band. Don’t worry about making it too neat – the messy bun is supposed to look, well, messy!

5. The High Ponytail

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This is an easy one that’s easy to do. Just pile your hair at the top of your head in a ponytail. It works best if you have long hair otherwise you’ll look like a pineapple! Not a good one if you like wearing caps on sunny training days. Check out Kirby or Chloe Kelly’s Euro 2022 looks for a way to rock this style.

How to do a high ponytail:

Start by brushing your hair to get rid of any knots or tangles. Then, gather your hair at the crown of your head and tie it into a ponytail using a hair band. Pull it tight to pull it upwards. This style also looks amazing with braids at the top of your head.

6.The French Plait

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This is a beautiful hairstyle that looks great on any hair type. It’s perfect for keeping your hair out of your face while you’re playing, and it will also make you look very stylish. Jill Scott nails this look with her medium length hair.

How to do a french plait

Take a small section of hair from the front of your head and divide it into three even sections. Begin plaiting the section by taking the rightmost strand and crossing it over to the middle. Then, take the leftmost strand and cross it over to the middle. Continue this process until you reach the end of your hair, then secure the plait with a hair band.

7. All Over Braids

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This is a great hairstyle for those days when you want to keep your hair out of your face but still look chic.

How to get all over braids:

It’s not easy to do yourself, so head to your local salon to get this done, It’s long lasting though and it will make you look like a star player.

8. The Low Ponytail

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The low ponytail is a stylish and sleek hairstyle that can help you to feel confident on the pitch. It is a very versatile hairstyle that can be worn in different ways. For example, you can wear it with a football headband to keep your hair out of your face. And it’s quick and easy to do. Leah Williamson is a big fan.

How to do the low ponytail:

Gather your hair at the nape of your neck and tie it into a ponytail using an elastic band. Pull it tight to make sure that all of your hair is gathered together. Add a twist by threading your hair back through the brand at the nape of your neck.

9. The pixie cut

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There are plenty of reasons to love a pixie cut, especially if you’re a woman or girl footballer. For starters, it’s a low-maintenance style that’s easy to care for, even if you’re constantly on the go. It is easy to keep out of your face while you are playing, and it also looks great when you are not on the field, Megan Rapinoe style.

How to get the pixie cut:

You can go to your local salon to get this short, feathery hair cut, and ask your stylist for tips on how to style it and what products you can use to keep its style in shape when on the pitch.

10. The Fade

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We can be feminine and strong at the same time, and the Fade is the perfect hairstyle to show that. So if you’re looking for a new hairstyle that shows you mean business, go for this epic partly-shaved look.

How to get the fade:

You hairdresser will give you a grade one or two on the sides and back and blend it in to a three or four at the top. The key is to make sure that the fade is blended in nicely so that it looks intentional and not like you got into a fight with a pair of scissors!

The final score

These are just a few of the best football hairstyles for women and girls. So try out one (or a few) of these styles and see how they help you to perform on the field.

Tying your hair properly is just as important as tying your shoelaces properly too. You don’t want any flyaway hair or niggling strands getting in the way of your game.

And don’t forget, no matter what style you choose, always make sure that your hair is clean and well-groomed before you head out to play.

Because looking good can also help you feel good, and that confidence will show in your game.

Thanks for reading!

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  • Anna Adams, Creative Director & Content Lead

    Hi there! I'm Anna Adams, your go-to source for all things women's football. I've been crazy about football for over 20 years, ever since I was kicking a ball around with my brothers as a kid. I've turned my passion into a career where I get to share all the cool stuff about football with you. As a content lead, I've had the awesome opportunity to work with various sports brands and publications. Whether it's the latest gear, pro tips, or just some cool football trivia, I'm all about making f...