If you are anything like us, you will have a set routine each morning. If that includes hitting snooze a few times and not being able to function without your morning tea or coffee, its safe to say that perhaps a little more effort could be put into your work hairstyles! That’s where we come in…
No matter your profession – from corporate to freelance – we have hand-picked the best work hairstyles to get you through the weekly grind in style (and look like a total girl boss, too). See them all by scrolling through our gallery above or simply keep reading for all our expert tips and tricks.
6 different work hairstyles, 6 different professions
Perhaps the fiercest style of them all. If you work in an office or corporate environment that requires you to be in back-to-back meetings, you need a work hairstyle that can not only withstand the day but means business, too.
Enter: this sleek knotted bun updo. Low buns work on all hair types and hair lengths longer than shoulder-length, so if your tresses are not quite long enough to create this knotted finish, a classic and simple twisted low bun will be just as good. Credit: @honeyrosemilk
Editor’s tip: Use VO5 Tame & Shine Spray to add a glossy sheen to your finished style. Do so and you’ll nail whatever comes your way in the 9-5!
2. Retail workers
Are you working in a customer-facing role and need a dose of inspirational work hairstyles? Well, you know the saying “the customer is always right” – and with this tousled low ponytail, there will be no compliments for you. Credit: @ethanrosesalon
From squeaky clean strands to ‘I should have washed my hair last night’ tresses, spritz your hair with a sea salt spray to add definition and a ruffled finish to your mane.
Get the look:
- Start by spritzing hair with the TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray.
- Sweep your hair back, gathering it into a low ponytail and securing with an elastic.
- Wrap a strip of ribbon around the base of your ponytail and loop into a bow.
- Gently tug at any loose tendrils to fall around the face, if desired.
We can only imagine that teaching may have its challenges at times, so make your hair as easy as pi with this half-up style. Fishtail braids have become one of the most popular braiding styles of late and we think this half-up, half-down crown braid is the perfect take on the trend (especially if your tresses are a little on the shorter side).
So, if you’re looking for work hairstyles for short hair, this half-up braided style will work a treat on hair that is longer than bob length. Credit: @halfup.hairstyles
4. Health sector
Work hairstyles for long hair needn’t be boring, but if your job requires you to keep your tresses securely tucked away, you can’t go wrong with this donut bun. Especially ideal for those who work in the food or health sector, this updo will not only look stylish but stylishly professional, too. Credit: @bestbeautyadvices
Get the look:
- Start by using the VO5 Give Me Texture Dry Texturising Spray to help plump up your locks.
- Gather all of your hair into a high ponytail and secure with a hairband.
- Slide the hair donut to the base of your ponytail (so your hair is through the donut hole).
- Begin to wrap your ponytail around the hair donut, securing with bobby pins as you go.
- Continue this process until your hair completely covers the donut.
Looking for easy work hairstyles for long hair? Then this braided ponytail updo is calling your name – oh we do love a 2-in-1 style!
Ideal for people who may be required to do some high impact activities, we think this braided updo is the perfect look for those who work in the health and fitness industry, like personal trainers. Credit: @kayleymelissa
If your working days are spent in coffee shops or working while lounging on the sofa (and occasionally being distracted by the joys of daytime TV), we know that you may not want to spend more time on your hairdo than necessary. That being said, you want a hairstyle that matches your creative spirit, right?
Editor’s tip: For a more sleek finish, tame any pesky flyaways with the TRESemmé Firm Hold Hairspray and smooth down with a fine-toothed comb. Everything will be kept neatly in place so you can power through your projects!
Do you have a special occasion pencilled in the diary and need the perfect hairstyle to match? Head on over to our Formal Hairstyles page for all the last-minute inspirational looks and video tutorials you will need.