Have you ever showed up to class thinking, “I won’t get too sweaty, I’ll just head straight to _____ after class.”? We get it, life is hectic and sometimes you have just enough time to squeeze a flow into your completely stacked calendar.
But let’s not kid ourselves, you’re gonna get sweaty. Really sweaty. A change of clothes and some deodorant won’t fix the drenched hairs stuck to your forehead, but we can’t have you missing out on the glory of heated yoga, either.
As Jonathan Van Ness says, you wouldn’t wash your favorite shirt every day, so you shouldn’t wash your hair every day, either! I, for one, don’t want to disgrace JVN.
Behold, the solution to *almost* all your problems. Here are my favorite tried-and-true ways to hide that post-yoga hair in a sweaty but stylish way. Stay on track in your practice and on trend in your style at the same time.
Before you do anything else… The easiest way to refresh your hair for any style is to blow-dry your roots where they’ve accumulated some sweat, and spray in some dry shampoo. Let it sit for a minute or two, then work it in with your fingers. Run a brush through your hair and baby, you’re brand new.
ICYMI – accessories from the 80’s and 90’s are back. Scrunchies, big hair clips, and statement headbands are your new best friends when it comes to covering up sweaty roots. Look for hair scarves and boho wrap headbands to do all the work for you, just pop one on and you’re instantly covered yet cute.
Pro tip: use a regular elastic under your scrunchie to get the same amount of oomph in your pony.
There are certain hair styles that just work better with dirty hair. Lucky us!
Try the Kim K: It’s as easy as pulling your hair back into a straight, low pony for a super sleek look. Leave your part and hairspray down the baby hairs to leave the studio feeling fierce.
Then there’s the oh-so-classic top knot: Pull your hair up into a slick high pony. Brush through your part to get an even surface all the way around your head, then twist and wrap your hair into a tight bun on the crown of your head. This works great for naturally curly AND straight hair.
There you have it – how to be sweaty yet stylish. I hope this helps you with your mid-day, post-sculpt class hair. Most importantly, if you leave the studio feeling stronger and more confident, that’s a win in my book – no matter how your hair looks. Get out there and rock that sweat, people!
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Kirk was working 80-hour weeks and wearing his shoulders as earrings when he found yoga in 2005. Forever the competitive athlete, he loved the physicality of yoga. When the spiritual and philosophical side of yoga were exposed to him, Kirk was hooked. Yoga provided him with what other activities couldn’t -- the ability to foster the benefits of practice both on and off of the mat. Yoga was something that Kirk could bring into all aspects of his life.
Kirk knows that yoga can be intimidating, so he crafts a class that is playful and inviting, while still being challenging and safe. His creatively planned classes build strength and flexibility in your body and mind while establishing clarity, giving you more confidence to overcome obstacles in your life, and keeping you injury-free. His classes are themed with a message that is relatable and will inspire you to take it with you off your mat. Kirk has been teaching yoga since 2008 and lead his first teacher training in 2012. Where Kirk truly shines is in coaching, developing and bringing out the best in others.
Kirk enjoys traveling (40+ countries to date!), snowboarding, and cherishes time with his wife and two daughters.
Christen Bakken’s yoga journey began in 1998 in a Bikram studio that provided a safe and secure place to practice. She saw the yoga mat as a place to remember her purpose and a place to play. As she continued her studies and began her journey to teaching in 2006, Christen infused yoga classes with devotion and the yoga mat became a place of personal transformation and healing. Her classes are filled with laughter, song, sweat, and usually heart openers. In 2013, Christen began training yoga teachers. This is the place where she finds the most joy - in community with folks looking to grow and be of greater service in their homes, on their mats, and in the world. Over the years, she has led trainings in Denver, the Midwest, Florida, and now abroad. She has trained in continuing education modules, 200-hour, 300-hour, and 500-hour programs. Beyond the mat, Christen is a passionate adventure seeker - she loves to bike, snowboard, and spend time with her husband and pups. She sees each day as a blessing and hopes to remind all who interact with her of this truth.
Did you know that we validate parking for TWO garages?!
For the Two Light garage, please bring your ticket inside for validation. For the Power & Light garage, please ask for a parking pass at the front desk. (Hot tip: the Power & Light garage has a ton of space! But be sure to give yourself a little extra time to walk to the studio.)
If you find that you are running a little late, please call the studio to let the instructor know to keep an eye out for you.
We have partnered with our friends at Greenslate to provide 1 hour and 15 minute validated parking for Power Life students in the lot at 36th and Harney (just south of the Cottonwood Hotel). Read below to learn how to take advantage of this perk:
Step 1: Scan the QR code located in the lot.
Step 2: Select your destination (i.e. “yoga studio”).
Step 3: Ask for the validation code at the Blackstone studio front desk and enter it on your phone.
Step 4: You are all set! Have fun at class!
The validation provided by Power Life and Greenslate is for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Need to add additional time to your parking space? You can do that conveniently from your phone!
This option is valid once per day per license plate.
There is a paved lot and gravel lot on the West side of the building.
Meters on Court and 4th (by Peace Tree) for $0.25/hour, 9am-9pm Mon. – Sat. 12-hour max
Meters on 4th (to the North) for $1.25/hour. Mon – Sat. 4-hour max.
All meters are free on Sundays and major holidays.