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5 easy updos for work or a job interview

/ 05.16.2014
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When you have a job interview or your first day in a new job, the last thing you want to worry about is how your hair looks. The best way to avoid this is by choosing a style that is sophisticated, yet simple, allowing your natural beauty to come through. Translation: a hairstyle that makes you look and feel like yourself, albeit a professional, polished version.

Above you'll find a selection of five great updos that do just that. They're all pretty, they're all easy to recreate and they're all totally workplace friendly.

So, scroll through and get inspired!

Windswept chic

This season is all about softer, windswept textures. A little volume goes a long way in a professional setting so, as long as you keep it subtle, there's no reason why you can't rock a breezy look for an interview. To achieve this style, spray the hair with Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray then tease it at the roots. This will build a little extra height. Sweep it all back into a bun or a French twist, then use your hands to lightly muss and shape the hair on top, creating a wispy texture.

Sleek and subtle

For a pared down style that will keep your hair under control without looking too fussy, try a sleek bun. This look is a total classic and one that is always going to go down well with a new or prospective employer! All you have to do is spray the hair with Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand-Smoother Serum Spray before you pin it back into a bun. This will give the hair extra shine and render a cashmere soft finish, which will help give your whole look a polished feel. It will also help to eliminate frizz, so you won't have to think about that either!

Pretty pony

Another sleek look, a pony with a twist is a professional look with added personality. Its poker straight texture is perfectly polished while the added detail makes it a little more interesting than your average ponytail. Flat iron your hair then smooth it all back into a low pony, leaving a section of hair loose. Spray this section with Bold Control Hairspray then sculpt into a twist, pinning it underneath. Spray the whole style with Bold Control Hairspray to finish.

Quick fix

If you want to wear your hair up but you don't have a lot of time to devote to styling, try a simple chignon. It's the easiest style in the world to achieve and it's beautiful. Gather your hair back into a pony. As you're pulling it through the elastic, stop halfway. Pin the resulting loop to the back of your head, arranging it to look a little bit more complicated than it is, using the loose ends that are poking out. Mist with Bold Control Hairspray then pull a few strands loose at the front to frame your face.

Ooh la la

For those of you who like your hairstyles with added va va voom, a French twist pony might be just the style for you. It certainly has a pulled-together vibe, and it shows that you make a reasonable amount of effort with your appearance, something a lot of employers respond well to. All you have to do is sweep and roll your hair into a French twist, leaving the bottom layers loose to form the pony. Fix the style with a generous mist of Bold Control Hairspray to finish.

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