It is important for runners to find a stylist who ‘gets it.’
“I’ve learned to be upfront with my stylist about my needs, and I trust her to come up with a style that’s compatible with my hair texture and my life,” says Katherine Shatrau of Naperville, Ill. The marathoner and working mom has curly hair and prefers a look that is professional and easy to style.
Shatrau found synergy with a stylist who’s also an athlete: “At each appointment, we review how [the last] cut worked and see if changes are needed. Right now I have layers that are long enough to pull back for running, but short enough to keep the curls from getting too droopy the rest of the day,” she says.