Style is all in the details. It doesn’t matter if you have the most cutting-edge uniform or most luxurious corporate wardrobe, if your hair isn’t looking its best, your whole look is let down. Hairstyles are an important part of work wear. You need something practical and professional. Everyday work hairstyles should be easy to create, day after day. They need to be flattering and on-trend. We are here to help! As corporate wear experts, we know the difference your hairstyle can make. Today, we bring you our top work-friendly hairstyles for women. Put the finishing touch to your uniform with the perfect hairstyle. Whether your luxurious locks are your crowning feature or you’re in a constant state of bed-head, we have collated the best office-ready hairstyles. They are easy, beautiful and professional – what more could you want!
The ponytail is a classic hairstyle, becoming popular in the 1960’s. It is practical, keeping your hair out of your face. Ponytails come in all shapes and sizes and only a certain style is going to work for the office. Avoid ponytails that are too high on the scalp or too low on the nape of the neck. Aim to tie the hair approximately 3/4 of the way up the scalp. Medium level volume is ideal, giving a feminine but neat look. To achieve this, add some styling mouse before you blow dry or straighten hair and then use fingers to tease slightly once ponytail is tied. Be sure to slick fly-aways back to avoid your ponytail disintegrating into a state of messiness as the day goes on.
Some days, your hair is too frizzy or wild to look sleek in a pony-tail. These are the best days to optimise your natural volume and create a pretty ballerina bun. Twirling or wrapping your hair around itself and rolling it into a bun at the nape of the neck, tie securely and use pins to shape the bun. This look works best with a middle-part and a gentle side fringe pulled down to frame your face. We love this look for work, it is neat and tidy and oh-so-office friendly. It’s super easy to do and is the perfect solution for a crazy hair day! If you have thinner hair, a hair-donut is a great accessory which helps add volume. If you’re looking for a more intricate look, try a french twist. There are plenty of great YouTube videos to help you get your bun technique down-pat!
Wearing your hair out to work can be problematic. It may get in your way, get messy quickly or simply look untidy. However, if you love to show off your hair, a well-done blow-dried could be your solution. If you want to wear your hair out, you will need to use product and a thorough blow-dry or straighten to ensure the hair looks neat. A side part is better than a middle part, for ensuring a balanced look. Add some subtle curls for some texture. The key to being able to rock an out-do to work is good hair care. Be sure to trim regularly to ensure dead-ends are not an issue and use high-quality shampoo and conditioner. For perfect polished inspiration, look no further than Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge – she is the Queen of blow-dry style!
While we’re talking about polished work wear looks, another important matter for women to consider is makeup. Just like hairstyles, makeup has the power to make or break the effectiveness of a uniform. We have two big tips for incorporating makeup into a corporate look: 1) Choose high quality products 2) Go for subtle, less is more. Follow those two rules and you are sure to add the perfect finishing touch to every workwear outfit or uniform. High quality products will always look more professional and natural. Similarly, by committing to subtle makeup looks (think neutral tones which accentuate natural features) you won’t go overboard.
Hair is part of an overall look, it contributes to the first impression and general style communicated by an outfit. That’s why it is essential for employers to think about hairstyles and create clear policies within their dress code. We suggest thinking of several suggested hairstyles which are appropriate for work and outlining them in the dress code. It is also important to consider what is not allowed in the office and making sure employees know the expectations – for example, you may want to state that no brightly coloured hair accessories, un-natural hair colouring or controversial hairstyles (think mohawks!) are allowed. Obviously, this code needs to fit with the ethos of your business.