Whether you’re rushing to meet a friend for happy hour, or you’ve got a hot date straight after work, it can be hard to find really great hairstyles that’ll take you from office to bar. But don’t worry, you aren’t alone in this perpetual work-play struggle!
We at All Things Hair share your hair woes and are here to hopefully save you time and stress. All you need to do is find a look that’ll impress both your clients and your dinner date. So, here are 6 great hairstyles to help you transition from boardroom-appropriate to date-ready in an instant- and all with minimum fuss, of course.
6 Great hairstyles you can wear from day to night
Retro front twist
Are you a lover of vintage hairstyles? Then this retro front twist will be right up your street. We love this ‘do that’s perfect for both work and play, thanks to its ‘party at the front, business at the back’ vibes. But that’s not even the best bit: it’s versatile nature also means it’ll work as great as a day-to-night look for ladies with shorter hair, too!
To ensure that your front twist’s retro vibes are kept in check all day, give it a healthy dose of Toni&Guy Creative Extreme Hold Hairspray (£7.49*) when you finish styling. It’ll give the control and definition that this chic yet playful hairstyle calls for.
Milkmaid braids are not only super cool and boho-chic, but they can also be a pretty way to wear your hair in office. This look works especially well for any long-haired or curly-haired ladies out there, who need an extra hand when it comes to taming their unruly locks!
Not sure how it’s done? Don’t worry if you’re not a braiding pro, you can learn how to recreate this braided updo by simply following our step-by-step tutorial, here. Trust us, it’s easier than it looks!
The power pomp
Hear us out: we know that this hairstyle is traditionally favoured by men, but ladies, you can totally rock this ‘do, too! The pomp perfectly toes the line between edgy-office-hair and rock’n’roll chick. Just make sure you apply plenty of strong hold hairspray, like the TRESemmé Ultimate Hold Hairspray (500ml, £4.99*). This hairspray will help to maintain your pomp’s height all day and night – not to mention, it’s quick drying, non-sticky and easy to brush out! What more could you want from a hairspray?
The high ponytail
The key to keeping this look cool and contemporary, is to ensure that your ponytail is sleek and devoid of pesky flyways! An easy to way to keep your ‘do smooth is to apply some VO5 Smoothly Does It Tame and Shine Spray (£3.99*). Not only does it aim to keep your flyways at bay, but it also leaves your mane with a healthy-looking sheen. Nice, right?
If you’re rocking a long pixie or bob haircut and are looking for a simple way to style you locks – then we’ve got just the thing. Because this super-cute side braid gives an added element of interest to your tresses, it makes the ideal hairstyle to take you from desk to dinner!
Editor’s tip: Do you find that your fine tresses make braiding your hair a bit of a pain? Then try prepping your mane with a texturising spray! We love the Toni&Guy Casual Sea Salt Texturising Spray (£7.49*), because it gives your hair just enough texture and grip to help make your braid last all day long.
Surely I can’t get my hair to stay in voluminous waves all day long? Won’t they drop before I even make it out of the office? Well, you can stop your fretting right now, because the trick here is to wrap your hair up into a ballerina bun in the morning – this will allow you to ‘grow’ big, bouncy curls while you work. Then, when the clock hits 5, simply undo the bun, shake it out, and let the waves tumble down. Add a deep side parting for some extra oomph and you’re ready to party!
If you’re constantly trying out different hairstyles to keep things fun and fresh, then you need to check out our Easy and Quick Hairstyles page! There are loads of top tips and styling ideas just waiting to be discovered.
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