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How to Wear Long Hair for a Job Interview

By Edited Jan 15, 2014 0 0

How to Have Interview Worthy Hair

If you have long hair, you probably enjoy wearing it down. If you have long hair and usually do not wear it down, you probably wear it clipped up all of the time (been there, done that). When a job interview comes along, how do you wear your long hair? You can't just wear your hair down and have it all over the place, and you can't just clip it up with that crummy hair clip like you usually do. So, what's a girl to do? What should you do with your long hair for a job interview?

I feel that the workplace is no place to wear your hair down. Some people may disagree with me, and that's okay. As much as women have continued to complain about inequalities between men and women in the workplace, I think it's just common sense to not have your hair flopping around everywhere while you are at work, and especially not during a job interview. You want the person who interviews you to focus on what you have to say, not your hair. A job interview is an opportunity to prove your worthiness of a job, it is not a time to show how pretty, sexy or girly you can be. Unless of course, you want to continue to complain about inequality, then by all means, wear your hair down. However, if you want to be taken seriously, and have no distractions during your interview, wear your hair up.

One of the easiest hairstyles to wear for an interview is a simple bun. All you need to do is wash and dry your hair and run a bit of smoothing serum through your hair. This will help prevent flyaway's and keep your hair in order. If you have unruly hair, you may want to consider a mousse, gel or other hair product that has good holding power. Next, gather your hair in a ponytail just a little bit lower than your ear level. Use a rubber band that matches the natural color of your hair. Next, run a bit more serum through the ponytail and begin twisting. You will find that your hair will naturally begin to twist around the base of the ponytail. Continue until all of your hair is twisted around the ponytail and fasten securely with another rubber band. Finish your bun with a few bobby pins where needed. Spray with hairspray, and you're done.

If you feel that you look too masculine with a bun, or absolutely hate it, you can try a low-profile ponytail. Make sure that it is a low ponytail, and that your hair is neat and sleek. This also includes your ponytail. Run some gel, mousse or whatever you need to through your ponytail and give it a twist. Hold in place for a few minutes and release. You should have a nice, sleek ponytail or bun to help you look great. Keep your earrings small, studs are best but tiny hoops are okay too.

If you normally wear bangs, you may or may not want to include them on interview day. Personally, I love my bangs. I think they enhance my facial features nicely. However, for a job interview I will clip them back so that my interviewer can see my face and is not distracted by my bangs. If you want to be taken seriously, you have to dress the part. Yes, we may have to sacrifice some of the things that we like, such as our long hair or funky bangs. When you get your job offer in hand, you will realize that proper grooming prior to an interview was worth the extra trouble. 

Interview Hair

A sleek bun looks best for job interviews.


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