Q: I am interviewing tomorrow for a job with a beauty supply company and would really like to know what you would recommend for a look that says that I’m qualified for the job? My hair is auburn and healthy,
and is shoulder length with some interior layers for body. My stylist says my face is oval and that most hairstyles would look right for me, but I want to make sure that I look right for the job.
A: Well, the most important thing in any interview setting is that you look professional. You want to look like you did more than get up in the morning and pull your hair into a bun, but you don’t want to look like you’re
going to be checking the mirror in your purse and primping every 30 minutes to make sure your hair is “holding up”.
But you add another factor in looking for work with a company in the beauty industry. For this kind of job, I recommend a look that is a little more up-scale than your average
professional hairdo. It doesn’t have to be a formal hairstyle, but it should be done as well as you can manage. If you want curls, make sure that they are crisp and not frizzed, straightened hair should be smooth and
shiny. In this case, think of doing your hair as an extension of your resume.
The hairstyle should be a little more than simple, but should easily say “I know what I’m doing when it comes to hair”.
And the same goes for make-up. The interview is most likely during the day, and even if you don’t usually wear make-up, you should at least consider a tinted moisturizer, mascara and
some lip color to enhance your natural appeal. Why would a company that sells beauty products want to be represented by someone who doesn’t use them. (Even if she doesn’t really need them.)