Often the one facet of creating the perfect look most women fail to consider is how to coordinate their hairstyle with the clothing they are wearing. Most of the time, this isn’t
as big an issue, since a good hairdresser will talk to their client about her personal style, usual mode of dress and so forth when consulting on creating the individual look. However we all have different situations in
which we find ourselves. It’s important to consider all the aspects of our looks when we are dressing for these different situations.
So let’s look at some of the basic rules of dressing for the various situations of our lives. We can establish what is appropriate, and what will work best for us in these
situations. The end result is that – hopefully – we’ll find ourselves able to maximize the impact of our looks in these situations and feel confident and beautiful doing so.
Situations may seem like an odd term, but the events for which we may dress and style ourselves are rather varied, and are usually defined by parameters which we cannot control
directly. These situations generally fit into one of three categories: Professional, Casual, and Formal. Each category has its own set of rules to follow:
Professional situations are obviously those that are work-related. Professional situations could be everything from corporate meetings to job interviews, but also include situations
like appearing in court, or attending conferences pertaining to your career. In these situations, the rules for your hairstyling are generally simple:
• Choose hairstyles appropriate to your working environment.
Having a hairstyle that is overly involved or that obviously takes a great deal of time and maintenance would be inappropriate if you work as a waitress or as a day care assistant who runs after children all day. By
that same token, simply pulling the hair back into a ponytail may not present the level of attention to detail you want to convey if you work in a legal office or as an executive’s administrative assistant.
• Simplicity is generally a better choice.
Choosing your hairstyle for a professional situation typically calls for a simpler style. You want a style that is neat and attractive, and one that doesn’t appear to require a lot of maintenance throughout the day. Nor
should it appear to be a look that required excessive amounts of time to create. Of course, the actual amount of time needed to create a style may be deceptive, but even if you spend an hour and a half blow-drying and
flat-ironing your hair every morning, the finished look for a professional setting shouldn’t look like you spent that much time.
Conversely, you don’t want to look like you made NO effort. For the best effect, try to aim for styles that are based from classic, versatile cuts. Such looks are simple to
maintain, and generally can be easily cared for and maintained throughout the day.
• When It Comes to Accessories: When in Doubt, Go Neutral