Stuck in a five-day long hair rut? You don’t have to be! Cute and sleek hairstyles are not just for weekends. With all the time you spend at work, you may as well look fabulous on the clock. And before you groan inwardly at the prospect of having to be up at the crack of dawn to labour over your hair, take a look at our pick of easy hairstyles for work to help you look both professional and polished!
Easy hairstyles for work no matter your length or texture:
For long hair and practised hands
These styles should take no more than a few minutes if you’re fairly comfortable with hairstyles that require good technique – simply because the handier you are (pun intended), the more pulled together the end result will look. Second or third-day hair is best, as hair will have enough grip without being greasy. Finishing off with hairspray is key to keeping those pesky stray strands in place all day long.
The ultimate get-up-and-go ‘do for the working girl
Medium to long hair, thick or thin, the bun is always a good idea when your hair is dirty or you just need to pull it up and out of your face. This video shows you two modern takes on the traditional twisted coil – one loose and casual for Fridays, and one sleek and serious for midweek meetings.
Cool ways to style your ‘fro
The advantage of having 3c-4c hair type is that you can keep it in one style for days at a time, meaning as little manipulation as possible. This will ensure your hair is protected and cared for while you get to play around with different styles. Tame flyaways and edges with a dollop of soft-hold styling gel and a comb.
Curly up-styles for every day of the week
We know that that there is wide a variety of curls patterns across different ethnicities out there, but these hairstyles can be easily adapted to suit your particular needs. What we love about this tutorial is that it’s about allowing your curls to be what they are – textured, big, bold and beautiful. Just grab some bobby pins, and start twisting way!
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Even cropped hair can look different each day
The bob and lob look sophisticated worn as is, but we all know how much upkeep they really require to have it look that way every day. Plus, we’ll totally forgive you if you feel a little bit bored with your fabulous hairstyle from time to time. If you want some alternatives to just wearing your hair down, try one of these 10 looks. Short hair is surprisingly easy to turn into pulled-back, pinned-up ‘dos. And with so much variety, you’ll never be bored…