The job process is all about first impressions. If you’re invited for an interview, you want your first impression to be memorable and professional, both for your qualifications and your professionalism, including your wardrobe, hair and make-up.
The best piece of advice is to wear your hair how you feel most comfortable. You wouldn’t want to go get a hairstyle that you’ve never had before and has you playing with bobby-pins or worrying about how it looks. Go with a look that you know you love, just make sure that it is polished or in other words without flyaways, frizz and looking like true bed-head.
Rather you’re a ponytail girl, a braided beauty or you want to wear your hair down, we recommend finding a hairstyle that shows off who you are, looks professional and matches your make-up and your outfit. Here are some of our recommended hairstyles to help you ace your next interview.
We recommend a blowout because they are almost fool-proof. They’re a great way to guarantee that you won’t be having a bad hair day. Get it on the day of your interview or 24-hours in advance. What we love about a professional blow-out is that they perfectly style your layers and give your hair plenty of perfect volume and just look really well put together.
A Sleek Ponytail
Ponytails are perhaps the most versatile hairstyle in the book. For your interview, you want a ponytail that is sleek and professional – not your ‘Sundaze’ pajama’s ponytail. You can pull your hair back and place it in the center of your head for a simple but professional style or opt for a sleek low ponytail. We also love a ponytail with lots of volume, this would be perfect if you opt for a blow-out before the big day.
Simple Hair Accessories
If you want to wear a hair accessory, then more power to you. It can be a great way to make your look stand out, but you don’t want it to be too overwhelming. Don’t wear that big sunflower you bought for Cochella or a big mustache-shaped clip. Keep it simple and classic. A thick headband with a half-up hairstyle or a simple fashionable bobby-pin that clips your bangs back would be perfect.
Classic Ballerina Bun
If you’re the type of girl that likes your hair pulled up and secure, then a ballerina bun can be the perfect way to go. A twisted, sleek bun can be the perfect hairstyle to keep all the interviewer’s attention on what you’re saying, rather than what your hair is doing. It’s also a good idea to keep it wrapped up if you’re somebody that likes to touch your hair or fidgets when you’re nervous. You don’t need the interviewer watching you push your hair around with your fingers when you’re speaking.
We think low, sleek updo hairstyles are ideal for job interviews because they are simple, professional and also stylish. Also, you don’t have to worry about playing with your hair because it’s falling out of a high updo or being too overwhelming when it’s down. The thing to remember is that you just need to be yourself, wear a hairstyle that reflects who you are in the work place and go in feeling confident.