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How to style your hair for a job interview

/ 02.03.2014
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  • A well-kempt style is all you need to look professional for a job interview (just remember to smile!)
  • A sleek bun is perfect for a job interview
  • If you have short hair, avoid any edgy styling for a job interview; go for something chic yet understated like this piecey pixie instead
  • Sleek waves are perfect for a polished, professional look
  • Smooth, straight hair gives a serious impression for a job interview
  • A chic, straight pony is a great go-to for a job interview
  • A sleek bun or more intricate updo can work for a job interview, just soften the look with natural makeup
  • Straight hair is the perfect loose 'do for a job interview

When you have a job interview looming on the not-too-distant horizon, it's totally normal to start worrying about all sorts of things, including what you're planning to do with your hair. We've all heard about how first impressions are everything and that if you mess it up, failure is the only possible outcome, if not some kind of certain, painful death. Well, we're here to tell you that in actual fact, it's pretty hard to mess up your hair badly enough to ruin a job interview and, under no circumstances will your prospective employers eat you alive (mostly because it's not legal, but still)!

There are plenty of ways to help keep your hair looking professional and perfectly under control which will free up some headspace so you can focus on dazzling your would-be boss with your great resume and undeniable employability!

Be yourself

The main thing is to concentrate on what you want to say which means you need to feel comfortable and confident with the way you look. A great way to do this is with a polished version of your favorite go-to hairstyle. For example, if you tend to pull your hair back into a pony or bun most days, go fo a regular bun are all great options for a professional look. Just try to keep your locks nice and sleek so you look really put-together. A quick and easy way to do this is by applying Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray and then running a flat iron through hair before you whip it up into your chosen style.

Use your head

In the vast majority of possible job interview situations, edgy hairstyles like mohawks, bright colours, grunge hair, unwashed hair or even unbrushed hair will not be well received. Skip anything that could be perceived as chaotic or especially unconventional in favor of simpler styles such as a polished pony, braid, straight bob, smooth blowout etc. It can also be a good idea to get a second opinion from a partner or roommate if you aren't sure you've toned things down enough.

Of course, you shouldn't suppress your personality completely, merely allow any prospective employers to focus on what you're saying rather than how they may or may not feel about your appearance.

In conclusion...

Whichever way you decide to style your hair, make sure you wash it the night before and choose something simple and classic. If you're prone to fiddling with your hair when nervous, go for an updo so you won't have the option of doing so and avoid any outrageous accessories.

Good luck!

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