You are selected for an interview at the place of your dreams. You are super excited. You have decided your outfit for the day and rehearsed those lines. You are prepared, confident, and know your stuff to the tee. But your hairstyle! Did you not consider it? You do need to get your tress game on point because your hairstyle can make or break your look and you surely want to put your best foot forward, don’t you?
Often, in the quest to ace our interviews, we take a look at everything except our hair. While listing down the requisites as we hassle our way through public transport, we totally forget about our mane that goes haywire. By the time we reach the venue, our hair is hardly on our mind. But it should be. Your hair is the first thing that gets noticed and no matter how prim your outfit, if your hair is shabby, then the first impressions go down the drain. Thus, it is imperative to know your tidbits about professional hairstyles for women so that when the day comes, you have all the tricks at the tip of your fingers.
So, are you ready to know all about professional hairstyles for women? Let us list down the best ones for you, the ones that will definitely set you apart from the other candidates and sort out your style and confident quotient like nothing else. Let’s start.
- 1. Textured crop
- 2. Smooth bob
- 3. Short & wavy
- 4. Straight lob
- 5. Half up-do
- 6. Low bun
- 7. Ponytail
- 8. Ear-tucked open hair
- 9. High bun
- Hairstyle tips to help you choose
- FAQs on professional hairstyles for women
1. Textured crop
Have short hair and do not want dullness or limp hair to ruin your look? Then a textured crop is your best bet. This one adds a contemporary style to your entire look, a mix of casual and chic with just the right element of formal. The best way to flaunt it is by applying textured spray-on slightly damp hair and then letting your locks dry naturally. There, you are all set!
2. Smooth bob
All the major movers and shakers of the beauty world have been rooting and vouching for the smooth bob since a long time and we think it is a sleek and smooth bet to slide your way into the job. It will definitely add a unique personality to your entire look, adding some much needed confidence and panache.
3. Short & wavy
Not sure of what to sport? Then let your natural hair do all the talking. And yes, going natural does not mean messy and uncontrolled hair. You can have your tresses in a manageable condition and yet have a messy vibe to it. All you have to do is carry it with confidence. Flaunt it with a side parting or a centre parting, as you deem fit and find comfortable.
4. Straight lob
Long bobs or lobs are sexy, suave and stylish. This works great for short hair that has a slight length. Also, while curly and wavy lobs do pose a risk of flyaways, straight lobs always give you a decent and sophisticated look which works best for first impressions. So, if you have short-medium hair, you can get a lob done and then straighten and style it for a good overall interview look.
5. Half up-do
This is the easiest hairstyle to pull off. It also happens to be the simplest one too, quite chic and professional with your formal attire as you go on to ace that interview. Although it looks best with straight hair and promises more neatness, it can be pulled off if you have curly or wavy hair too. Just keep your straightener and serums handy so that you can tame those stray flyaways. The whole point is to keep your hair as behaved as your entire outfit is. Half up-dos are glamorous and gorgeous at the same time, adding a simple vibe to your persona that you can take into whichever direction you want.
6. Low bun
Don’t have time to wash your hair? Try a low bun. A sleek bun at the nape of your neck always gives a chic and professional impression and goes quite well with formal and semi-formal outfits. If you feel that your hair is sticking too close to the scalp, try using some dry shampoo to add volume to the look. This one is a short and suave way of taming your tresses for an interview or a meeting.
This is another great option, especially if you do not have the time to wash your hair. Simply keep a dry shampoo handy to ensure your scalp does not look sticky and then gather the rest of the hair into a low ponytail. Do not try for a high one as it does not look professional and may come across as casual. The best way to sport a ponytail is by making a low one that is tied at the nape of the neck and has a middle parting.
8. Ear-tucked open hair
Open hair is a risky venture when you are going for a professional meeting. That being said, if you can carry open tresses well, go for this one. Firstly, make sure your hair is sleek and straight, no curls and flyways if you have wavy hair. Secondly, part your hair in the middle and then tuck it behind your ears.
9. High bun
We may not recommend high ponytails, but slightly high buns are good. Just ensure that all your hair is secured well and the bun is neat and firm enough to not fall apart, either due to the texture of your hair or due to the volume. Further, do not go for hair clutch clips to fasten buns. The visible loose ends look quite tacky and unprofessional. Go for pins and ensure that your bun is a properly closed one.
Hairstyle tips to help you choose
Now that you have taken a look at the choices of hairstyles that we listed down for you, here are a few additional tips and tricks that will help you choose the best hairstyle to flaunt.
- Think of the company you are going to and choose a hairstyle accordingly
- Make sure the hairstyle goes with the entire outfit If you are going for a sharp style, pick a sleek hairstyle If you are going for a contemporary outfit, curls can be styles well
- Try to stick to sleek and straight hair, whether open or tied
- Make sure your hair does not cover or come on your face
- Tie your hair if you have a tendency to keep playing with the strands
FAQs on professional hairstyles for women
Q. How can I style my hair in a professional manner?
A. It depends on the hair type. For instance, if you have short hair, textured crops and pixies are best. For short to medium hair, lobs work best. For long hair, you can try an array of hairstyles, from buns and ponies to styled ear-tucked open hair.
Q. Which is the most professional hairstyle for women?
A. The best? Well, the one where your hair is out of your face and not going haywire. You have to tame your tresses for a more professional look. Keep this in mind.