Creating a professional presence at work requires attention to every detail of your appearance, including your hair. The best hairstyle for you to wear to work depends on your individual circumstances, such as your hair texture, facial shape and the type of job you perform. Select a hairstyle that allows you to express yourself as a confident, competent employee who cares about her appearance.
While you may enjoy pulling your hair back into a ponytail as a way to kick back on Saturdays at home, ponytails can control your hair while enhancing your appearance at work. This simple style works well for employees that need to keep their hair safely out of the way of manufacturing equipment or industrial tools. Start creating your ponytail by dividing your hair into four sections. Separate a section on the top of your head, a section in the back and equal sections on the sides of your head. Wrap band around each section to hold them in place temporarily. Remove the band from the back section of your hair and gently tease the upper portion to create lift near the roots. Remove the band from the top of your hair and brush it back into the back section. Remove the bands from your side segments and smooth both sides back into your ponytail. Wrap the entire ponytail with a hair band. Separate a small section of hair from the bottom of your ponytail and loop it around the base of your ponytail, covering the band and securing the tip of the section with a small hairpin.
Use a flatiron to smooth the waves and curls out of your hairstyle before heading to the office. According to “Elle” magazine, individuals in the workplace may perceive women with straight hair as more serious than women who sport curls. Apply a product that contains thermal protectors over your hair, especially dry ends and tips. Start straightening your bottom layer of hair, pulling your flatiron over small sections of your hair, from the roots to the tips. Work your way to your part, smoothing each section as you go. Lightly comb your ironed hair to help it fall evenly.
Few styles impart a more professional appearance at the office than the classic updo. This style works hair that falls past your shoulders. Part your hair on one side and pull the lengths into a ponytail at the back of your head. Use hair pins to secure sections of your hair to your crown or nape, creating a loose bun. Include a few hair decorations to dress up your style. Finish with a light application of hairspray to hold your updo in place.