zor wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Thoughts on hairstyles? I'm getting mixed responses on if hair up or down is more professional. And if the answer is up, I'm not sure what style...
Agreed that it should probably go up. Obviously do what makes you comfortable but when it's down, you can look too young. I was interviewing at a place today and the woman before me and the woman after me looked sooooooooooo young compared to me, because they had highlighted long blond hair all down, sorta halfway blown out. You shouldn't look like you're out on date night. One thing I have done in the past is half-up with a nice clip in the back, but I tend to hate having hair on the back of my neck, and I think it still looks young.
I am the worst at hair and can't do anything fancy at all so when I put it up I do one of three things depending on length: sock bun using a donut from the drugstore; stylish/simple alligator clip (twist hair at bottom; pull it up then down in a U; clip over both sides); low ponytail with single nice clip.
I have shoulder length/slightly above shoulder length blonde hair. I wear it down and straight, styled to work with the cut. If your hair is past your armpits, probably cut it or wear it up. You can have long-mermaid-beach-wave hair after they hire you. Sidenote: if you bleach your hair platinum blonde at any length, they are probably judging you. Platinum blonde hair says a lot of things, but it rarely says "I will fit in to your professional office setting nicely"