Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: Professional hair for a job interview?

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Member agoddess2die4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Northern VA
    Age
    28
    Posts
    105
    Length
    24 in/28 in/32 in
    Type
    1c/F/M/ii

    Default Professional hair for a job interview?

    I have a job interview next week in the accounting department of the college I just graduated from. I'm wondering what would be the best way to style my hair for a professional, but casual, look. Because it's at a college the offices seem to be a little more on the casual side, but I want to look mature and adult. My hair is still quite similar to my pictures, BSL with shortest layers a little below my shoulders. I'll be wearing a white, long-sleeve button up shirt, dark slacks, and black heels. Would it be more professional to style my hair, i.e. straighten or put some loose waves in it, or to put it up? And if I put it up, what would be an attractive and understated style that would work well with layering (and little hair experience because I'm a hair noob)? I want to make the best impression that I can because it's been a long time since I've had a job interview (or a job. :/).

  2. #2
    Member knittingyogini's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Northern VA
    Posts
    33
    Length
    12 in/21 in/TBD
    Type
    1b/1c/M/C/ii

    Default Re: Professional hair for a job interview?

    I would put it up or at least pull it back from your face (half up). I'm no help with what to do with your layers, but I see you're in NoVa like me. Its bound to be hot and humid next week. I think if you pull it up, then it will be more likely to still be looking like it did at home when you get to the interview.

    Good luck!

  3. #3
    Member agoddess2die4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Northern VA
    Age
    28
    Posts
    105
    Length
    24 in/28 in/32 in
    Type
    1c/F/M/ii

    Default Re: Professional hair for a job interview?

    Quote Originally Posted by knittingyogini View Post
    I would put it up or at least pull it back from your face (half up). I'm no help with what to do with your layers, but I see you're in NoVa like me. Its bound to be hot and humid next week. I think if you pull it up, then it will be more likely to still be looking like it did at home when you get to the interview.

    Good luck!
    Yeah. Unfortunately the only white shirt I could find that fit me well and looked professional is long sleeve. Bad time of year to wear a long sleeve shirt!

    Should probably go up though, for weather and for appearance. Down is prettier, but a job interview isn't about being pretty.
    Last edited by agoddess2die4; August 3rd, 2011 at 11:49 AM.

  4. #4
    Member Purdy Bear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    London UK
    Age
    48
    Posts
    1,665

    Default Re: Professional hair for a job interview?

    Ultra smart = sock bun or chignon

  5. #5
    Member agoddess2die4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Northern VA
    Age
    28
    Posts
    105
    Length
    24 in/28 in/32 in
    Type
    1c/F/M/ii

    Default Re: Professional hair for a job interview?

    Quote Originally Posted by Purdy Bear View Post
    Ultra smart = sock bun or chignon
    Any easy how-to's for those? My experience with buns is either pull it up messy with a hair tie, or twist it and clip with a bear claw clip. hahaha

  6. #6
    Member Peggy E.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Door County, WI
    Age
    62
    Posts
    3,672
    Type
    1c/M/ii

    Default Re: Professional hair for a job interview?

    How about a flipped cinnamon bun? Looks like a softer version of a French twist - professional, but feminine at the same time.

    Actually, the long sleeved shirt is more professional for a job interview, so it is just as well the shirt you have is long sleeved. It should be A/C in the offices, in your car(?), so the heat shouldn't be a huge issue.

    Good luck!
    The Blog: Skipping Barefoot Down the Rocky Road of Life

  7. #7
    Member Madora's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Northern California - SF Bay Area
    Age
    68
    Posts
    6,645
    Type
    2b/M/iii

    Default Re: Professional hair for a job interview?

    Perhaps a Gibson Tuck?

    I second the half up idea. Good luck with the interview!

  8. #8
    Account Closed by Member Request
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    An Enchanted Suburb
    Age
    47
    Posts
    8,066
    Length
    18/20/WL
    Type
    1c/F/ii

    Default Re: Professional hair for a job interview?

    Up would look more professional and would offset the slightly casual dress look you're going with (which sounds nice, BTW). You'll show yourself to be easygoing, yet neat and motivated to do a good job.

  9. #9
    Member faithsdaisy421's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Pacific Northwest
    Age
    33
    Posts
    155
    Length
    Pixie/Waist/Term
    Type
    1c/2a/M/iii

    Default Re: Professional hair for a job interview?

    I think a sock bun is a great idea!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I13J7ArHTkM
    “And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” ~Kahlil Gibran
    Loving life for the first time in years!

  10. #10
    Account Closed by Member Request
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    An Enchanted Suburb
    Age
    47
    Posts
    8,066
    Length
    18/20/WL
    Type
    1c/F/ii

    Default Re: Professional hair for a job interview?

    Are you still able to do a peacock twist at your length? If so, go for ultra-smooth for the "French twist" part and not too much poking out--you may have to double up your hair to do it, but I think that would look absolutely fantastic.

    But remember, not a lot of hair sticking out of the back, and not waterfall-style. Just a couple/few inches.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •