You wrote the perfect cover letter, and have the experience to back you up. You’ve worked hard and long to get where you are, and now it’s time to ace that interview. First impressions are everything, and you don’t want to distract your potential employer by looking sloppy and unkempt. Not only does this include your outfit, but it also goes back to your hair. While you want to look professional, you’ll also want hairstyles that don’t distract or annoy you. Read on to discover 10 of our favorite interview-friendly and professional hairstyles that’ll help you shine.
Professional Hairstyles: 10 Hairstyles to Try
Keep your hair looking professional and fabulous with a chignon. This low bun will focus on a refined style in the back of your head as you accentuate the front with a sleek and composed look. Master this look with our easy chignon tutorial that you can perfect for your interview and beyond!
Another look that will get your hair out of your face is a bun. We love this look on braided hair as you give off pieces of your style but keep it reserved and professional for your interview. Opt for a low or high bun, depending on your preference.
3. Upside Down Braided Bun
If the standard bun isn’t your thing, why not try one with a little bit of an edge. The braided bun is chic with its 2-in-1 effect that focuses on a braided style in the back and one that wraps around your modern bun.
4. Half French Braid
Those with long hair have several options when it comes to style their hair for their big interview. To add a little style to the half-up look, opt for a half French braid that shows off some style on your long hair.
5. Keep it Down
Or maybe you have a lob or long hair that you don’t want to contain. That’s totally ok! Just make sure that your hair is clean, dried and combed for your interview. We know that sounds basic, but definitely bears repeating. You may also need some serum like the Nexxus New York Salon Care Humectress Encapsulate Serum to help you keep frizz at bay.
6. Loose Curls
Look fresh and clean at your interview with loose curls. Create this romantic and modern look on dry hair with your curling wand. Use some of the Suave Luxe Style Infusion Volumizing Weightless Blow Dry Spray to protect hair from the intense heat of the wand. Then, twist your hair around the wand and gently release it at the ends. Use some hairspray to hold onto this style during your interview and throughout your day.
7. Twisted Roll
This look screams sophistication without screaming! This twisted updo features the look of a faux braid that is wrapped around your hair, creating a bun. You’ll definitely shine wearing this modern updo.
8. Natural Curls
Go natural for your interview by showcasing your gorgeous curls. Make sure that you have enough time before your big meeting to style the look and place some mousse throughout your hair like the Dove Style+Care Curls Defining Mousse.
9. Slick Pixie
Short-haired girls may have less styling time to content with, but they’ll still want to look put together for their big interview. Wash and condition your hair as you normally would. Blow-dry your locks down and add some Nexxus Exxtra Hold Sculpting Gel to your hair for a slick and modern look.
10. Simple Bun
Then there are some of us that just can’t deal with an intricate style. And that is totally ok! You can still score a professional, yet simple hairstyle by creating a low bun. Add a braid or a twist to the side of your head that you bring into your bun for an easy take on this look.
What is your go-to interview hairstyles?