Struggling with ways to style your hair for the office? Yougoz is here to help! Whether you’re heading into an interview or your 9-5, here are a few simple tips and tricks for keeping your ‘do prim, proper and professional.
1. Cleanliness is key
While this doesn’t necessarily mean you have to wash your hair on the daily (girls, we all know we can’t live without our dry shampoo), it is important that your hair looks clean and well-kept. So, unless you’re somehow one of the lucky ones, this usually means you can’t just roll out of bed with instantly presentable hair.
Do take the time to brush or comb your hair, and use whatever product you may need to tame your mane (or don’t, if unnecessary—the less product you use regularly, the better. We care about healthy hair too).
2. The less hair in your face, the better
A clean face means business.
While I myself am guilty of tousling my hair around and letting it fall as it pleases, we all know that it is very hard to take someone seriously when half of his/her face is covered by hair. Although it may not be your look of choice, pulling your hair back in a professional setting will always help more than it may harm.
And to all my fellow ponytail-haters, this can also mean simply parting your hair, and tucking the sides behind your ears. And if that doesn’t do it for you, try a simple half-up ‘do, which will just as easily get the job done.
If you’re a guy, and you’re thinking that your regular clean haircut does the work for you, you’re not wrong. But, remember that in any professional environment, it is also important to tend to facial hair. Besides, you don’t want your beard getting to your coffee before you do, right?
3. This is business, not prom
Finally, it’s always good to keep it simple. There’s no doubt that we all (or at least most of us) want great-looking hair; but, it’s important to keep the fanciness to a minimum when it comes to any professional setting. While an elaborate ‘do is surely a confidence-booster, there’re no denying the fact that it can be distracting—not to mention time-consuming.
Besides, do you really want your hair to be louder than your work ethic? Show off your killer personality and skills in the office, not your fish-tailed top-knot. This tip also applies to all my gel-loving gents; dedicate your time to that merger, not to looking like Pauly D.