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shakba
July 18th, 2011, 04:45 AM
Hi all,
Anyone know of any relatively easy hairstyles (for waist length) suitable for a corporate office? Im struggling with this!
Maybe something besides a french twist or normal bun?
Pics, tutorials, whatever you have?
Thanks!!!

Chromis
July 18th, 2011, 05:14 AM
I find the French Twist/Log Roll to be the most professional, and I spice them up by coordinating my clip to my outfit.

If you peruse the articles though, there are tons of great buns for your length! http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=category&categoryid=1

shakba
July 18th, 2011, 05:31 AM
thanks, checking it out now

hairwap
July 18th, 2011, 05:35 AM
Any braided bun should be cool.

hairwap
July 18th, 2011, 05:36 AM
High Pony tail on oiled hair is okay as well. Will look neet

hairwap
July 18th, 2011, 05:38 AM
http://www.glamcheck.com/fashion/2011/05/20/hairstyles-for-working-women/
Check this

Zesty
July 18th, 2011, 06:46 AM
This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DF5HXky3B8&feature=player_profilepage) is what I use when I want my hair to be up, pretty, and neat, and when I don't want to worry about it falling down or having to redo it and stuff like that. At least for me I find that it looks very put-together.

Alaia
July 18th, 2011, 07:46 AM
As someone who is now almost waist length, I find I'm wearing my hair down or in half-up styles.

It seems to be the norm for ladies in a corporate environment (or at least the one I'm working in!) to wear either ponytails or their hair down. French twists sometimes, but I haven't really seen much else.

When I went to interviews with my TB hair in a bun, I felt that the image I was putting across was one of old-fashioned-ness. Which didn't work for me. I did want to wear my hair down, but it was too long at that stage.

It's a tough thing to decide on, but once you are in a job wearing buns and so forth isn't as much of a big deal as wearing them when you are trying to get a job, in my personal experience. It's almost a reversal of the masculinising trend where women cut their hair shorter to be the same as men - interviewers want the women to have their hair in a mainstream feminine way. I personally think buns are beautiful and a complicated bun would impress me far more than just a ponytail but I'm not the employer :lol:

Madora
July 18th, 2011, 07:56 AM
Hi, Shabka,

Here's a link to a You Tube video re: how to create the Chinese Braided bun with a hairstick. Very easy and elegant:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrJYzX4cbXU

Lace crown twisting is also a lovely way to wear your hair in a corporate environment.

Here's another You Tube tutorial:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPHEzUr5bWQ

QMacrocarpa
July 18th, 2011, 08:16 AM
Janis Cortese's hairstyles page (http://www.prismnet.com/~cortese/hair/styling.html) has instructions for several styles.

heidihug
July 18th, 2011, 08:24 AM
What is acceptable to wear for office hairstyles is dependent upon where you live (country, city) and the dress code/prevailing attitude.

Alaia mentions above that most women where she works in the UK wear their long hair down. Where I live in the US, long hair (bra-strap-length or longer) is not worn down in the corporate environment. But, honestly, 99% of hair here is shorter than BSL, so any hair longer than that worn down is generally viewed as distracting and unprofessional-looking because it's so unusual.

For these reasons, I would never, ever not wear my hair up at work, even down in a long braid on casual Fridays is not something I do often. It's simply dangerous to me and my hair, being that it drags on the floor behind me when I'm sitting, and it's very fine and floaty, so could easily get caught in the elevator or one of our auto-locking doors.

Wavelength
July 18th, 2011, 08:42 AM
High Pony tail on oiled hair is okay as well. Will look neet

Better not try this one, IMO. At longer lengths, high pony tails can give you a headache from the weight of the hair.

Buns and twists are a better bet. I find low buns near the nape of the neck are more comfortable to wear for long periods.

Braided buns or a folded braid are good too.

PS: My hair is tailbone-length.

Alaia
July 18th, 2011, 08:43 AM
Alaia mentions above that most women where she works in the UK wear their long hair down. Where I live in the US, long hair (bra-strap-length or longer) is not worn down in the corporate environment. But, honestly, 99% of hair here is shorter than BSL, so any hair longer than that worn down is generally viewed as distracting and unprofessional-looking because it's so unusual.


To be honest the longest I see in the office here is Waist, usually it's above BSL. Probably why it's worn down a lot, to be honest. When my hair was past waist it was never down either.

I haven't actually seen any longer hair than that where I work but I am sure there must be some somewhere! ;)

dulce
July 18th, 2011, 11:43 AM
A smooth and sleek french braid in my opinion also can look professional.

AshleyTheRed
July 18th, 2011, 11:47 AM
Sock bun or maybe half up?