How you style your hair for a job interview can be as important as the interview clothes you wear. After all, the interviewer is going to notice everything about your appearance, including your hair, makeup, and attire. You don't need a professional stylist—what's most important is to be comfortable with the way you look and the image you present to the employer.
It's perfectly acceptable to be you, especially if you're not someone who spends a lot of time on their appearance; but do be sure not to look underdressed or unenthusiastic, even if your interview is just a quick video call from home.
- Keep Your Hairstyle Professional and Simple: While some options are trendy and others are more traditional, remember that your hairstyle should strike a balance between your wardrobe and your makeup. For example, if your makeup is a little edgy, opt for a more toned-down hairstyle. Be mindful of your final look, which should be tasteful, professional, and polished. That way, the focus will be on you, and not how you styled your hair.
If you're trying out a new job interview hairstyle, do a trial run ahead of time so you're happy with how you look. Interviews are stressful enough without having to worry about a bad hair day.
Straight Wig style or Natural long hair can achieve this
Ponytail: This can be formal enough for an interview if you choose a polished look. Opt for sleek styling, using an anti-frizz product or styling cream to tame flyways.
For an elegant touch, pull a piece of hair from the bottom of your ponytail and wrap it around to conceal your hair tie, securing it with a bobby pin.
- Pin One Side Back: During your interview, you don't want to be worrying about pushing your hair out of your face. A style with one side pulled back can be a happy medium between wearing your hair down and styling it in a full up do.
This is an easy look to style: twist or bring one side towards the back, and secure it behind your ear with a bobby pin.
- Go Sleek: The risk of keeping long hair down is that you'll touch or play with it during the interview. Or, if you wear lip gloss, it's easy for strands to stick to your lips. That's distracting!
For a good solution, try a sleek, straight look and keep strands of hair behind your shoulders as shown below.
- Natural Wave: If you have short hair and want to dress it up a bit, consider natural waves. It's a quick and simple way to enhance your appearance.
This will add some body and style, without looking too over-the-top or over-done. Natural can be used to achieve this style if the interviewee hair is short but if not our wig Natalie can save the day.
- Loosen Up: Loose waves are a beautiful way to add life to medium or long hair. Even just curling the ends and leaving the top straight can be a nice way to give your hair a more styled, polished appearance as styled in the picture below.
Thank you for reading. If you need any help choosing the right hair style for your upcoming interview or presentation, kindly visit our 10x10 salon at G11, Landmark Boulevard, Water Corporation Drive. V.I. Lagos.
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