Business Class: Professional Hair Styles
- Fit for the business world with a professional hair style
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Bobs, chignons and ponytails are classic hair styles. They are fit for professional settings and express your career-oriented style. While understated, these hair styles are also feminine and elegant, and they offer a lot of room for creative styling. You are going to look reliable, serious and competent with these hair styles. Read on to see what kind of looks help or hurt your career. We also like to keep you from committing the style faux pas, which can crash land your career plans before they had a chance to take off
For a long time now, bobs or shoulder-length haircuts are considered optimal for professional women. These haircuts may be stepped, include fringes (bangs) and they may be long or short bobs. Whatever the details are, the timeless style is smart enough for today's environment. Short haircuts must be well kept. Otherwise, they appear disorganised and reflect badly on the wearer. Many associate a disorganised appearance with sloppy work ethics.
More than shoulder-length hair is best gathered in a ponytail or pulled into an updo. Hair falling into the face and impeding eye-to-eye contact makes you appear unfocussed and distant.
Chignons and ponytails are the all-time favourite professional hair styles. Safely held in place with hair spray, these hairdos are perfect for professional settings whether they are worn sleek or curly, open or braided, parted or not. Best of all, these hair styles can be modified in no time at all. Quite often, even the smallest modifications have appealing effects.
Professional Hair Styles – Less is More
Professional women should avoid hair style blunders like wild curly tops or excessively teased hair. Over the top styling signals a lack of professionalism and is out of place in business settings. Hairdos involving heaps of gel, hair gloss or wax appear very stiff. This may easily suggest an equally inflexible attitude.
Very fanciful looks are also misplaced in workaday life. After all, you like to be respected as a serious professional. Understatement suggests competence. Ostentatious or glamorous looks are therefore unsuitable for professionals. You better think twice before opting for unnatural hair colours or flamboyant hair jewellery. Flower slides and bows are out, unless you work as a moderator for an extreme fashion show.