There are 5 classic hairstyles that I'll always perceive as professional:
- the Ponytail
- the Bun
- the French Braid
- the Beehive
- the Pompadour
The most important part of a professional hairstyle, is to have your hair out of your face, and this is common in the images I've showcased below. After that, you can make it as intricate as you like.
Since everyone knows how to do a ponytail, I'll skip that!
Here's how to achieve these professional looks,
so often portrayed on the red carpet.
1. the Bun:
A Bun is SUPER easy to do, all you need is a donut which you can buy in any beauty supply store (or you can make your own bun by cutting the toe off a sock and roll it down).
You can put it in a simple ponytail, put the bun ring over the ponytail, smooth it down (if you have shorter hair) and secure with bobby pins, or if you have longer hair - wrap your hair around the bun ring a few times and you'll have the perfect, timeless bun.
Want to get more inventive? Flip your head upside down and french braid you hair from the nape of your neck upwards. When you get to the top, put your hair in a high ponytail and then follow the steps above.
2. the Beehive
This is best done on hair a day or two old.
Dry your hair upside down for extra volume, and hairspray at the roots when dry. Clip forward the front section of your hair, to allow you to work on the back section. Then, use a comb to comb back sections of the hair. Then lift them with the comb from the back of your head up to the top. Pin the hair in place with bobby pins. Repeat this step with the other sections of hair (other than the front part).
Add some volume to the front clipped section by either back-coming, or by using the fingers to 'fuzz' the hair. Pin the hair going towards the back of your head. Use bobby pins to secure and hairspray for extra hold.
3. the Pompadour
This is something that's more dressy, but if it's hot out it can be brilliant for getting the hair completely off your neck.
1. Section off your bangs or the front section of your hair.
2. Comb/Brush your hair on the left side to the right starting from the bottom.
3. Start twisting your hair from the bottom, grabbing more hair and working your way up towards the top of your hair. Make sure you tuck in the ends as you go along.
4. Pin it in place when you get your french twist as you like it.
5. Take down your bangs. Flip the hair backwards (formed a sort of quiff). Play with it until you get it to the desired height and such, then tuck the ends into your twist. Pin to secure and use hairspray for extra hold and sheen.
Alternatively if you can't do a french twist, an upside down french or flat twists would work (often done by natural hair African American beauties).
Try out these styles to wow in the workplace. If you try them out, I'd love to see them. Tweet me a picture!
Have a wonderful week beauties!