Hairstyles You can Wear to the Workplace
a simple twist here, a hair accessory
there, these office-friendly hairstyles will allow you to walk
out the door with confidence every Monday thru Friday no matter
what hair length or texture you
have. These hairstyles will help you exhibit an effortless
Note: While wearing hair
office may not be advisable, you can still use tic-tacs or bobby
pins in a color matching the color of your hair to maintain your
hairstyle and keep your hair from falling onto your face all the
time. Hair pins with small studs can also be used sparingly.
Clutches can also be used to keep your hair in place
Side-swept Pony: Brush
dry hair and gather them behind one ear and binding with an elasticized
ponytail holder. Run your fingers lightly over your hair in the direction of
the ponytail base to assure that there are no major lumps. Spray your head
lightly with hairspray and run a medium-tooth comb gently from the roots to
the ponytail base in order to bring unruly hairs into a uniform pattern.
When the comb reaches the base of the ponytail, slide it out gently at an
angle to keep hair smooth. Curl your ponytail for a flirty look or apply
styling pomade for a sleek sophisticated look. As a finishing touch, you can
add a ribbon or a band.
Hair Puff: The raised hair or hair puff popularized by Gwen
Stefani and then cemented in our minds by Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is back!
In addition, the hair puff look is also great in making you look a little
bit taller than usual.
Side Braid: Wave your
hair first and start braiding very close to the nape of the neck. And keep
the ends undone—a dab of styling cream will help break them up. Begin
braiding just above the ear. (As for the fishtail technique, simply break
the ponytail into two ropes, take a skinny section from the left and add to
the right, then repeat to the ends of your hair.) Finish by twisting a
section of hair around the end and pinning in place.
The Corporate Bun: Part
your hair on one side and gather your hair into a low ponytail. Twist the
ponytail around the base and secure the bun with bobby pins.
Half Up Dos: If your
hair isn't stick straight run a flat iron over the ends to really flatten
out. Then, apply a strong hold gel to the front and sides of dry hair, and
slick all of your face framing hair back. Section off a horseshoe shape of
hair from your temples to the back of your crown, and clip up and out of the
way for now. Use a comb to smooth back the sides of your hair (just above
your ears) and secure each side (just behind your ears) with bobby pins or
small clutch that match your hair color.
Sleek deep side-part: Add
some drama with deep, sleek side part. To decide where to place your side
part, look straight on in a mirror and make a line up from the outer side of
your iris through the arch of your eyebrow. Use a tail comb to create a neat
part. Smooth with pomade or hairspray to keep it sleek. Both short & long
lenghts of hair look very appealing with deep side partings, you can even
use deep side partings to disguise certain annoying feature of your face and
Head Band Bun: Create
a side part in dry
hair and loosely bobby pin
(so hair drapes above one eye) two inches of the side opposite your part
behind your ear. Choose a work-appropriate headband and slide it onto the
top of your head, covering the pin. Bobby pin the ends of your hair under,
to the hair at the nape of your neck (faux bob style) or swoop into a loose
Chignon: Part hair
completely down the center and pick a side for the chignon to rest on. Pull
hair to one side and create two ponytails, one in each hand. Tie your
smoothed-down hair into a loose knot. Wrap one side around to the right and
stick a hair pin in to hold. Repeat on the left side and hold with a pin.
Finish off with a medium-hold hairspray.
A high ponytail,
can perhaps be the best hairstyle for
working women around the
Dated 28 September 2012