Corporate Hairstyles

Long hairstyle that is suitable for the office
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Step into an elevator in any office building and you will see the latest and not-so-great hairstyles of Corporate America. Trends and fashions are ever-changing. People often invest in bad hairdos just to keep up with the styles that grace the covers of hair magazines. Are all these different looks appropriate for the workplace? Whether you are aware of it or not, you can learn a lot about a person from their hairstyle. So, what does your hair say about you?
I work on the top floor of my office building, so I usually move to the back corner of the elevator, where I enjoy the ride. From this spot, I observe many people and hairstyles. From my observations, hairstyles can be divided into three groups. First, there are those women who have yet to realize that it is now the 21st century; they still have the 1980s "crunchy" hair, complete with poofy bangs and spiral perms. It amazes me how people will update their closet but not their hair. This look does not send out a positive message.
To be successful in the workplace, you must constantly be prepared to deal with changes and have a "fresh" outlook. Although you could be a hard-working and diligent worker, your hair suggests that you are having difficulty keeping up with changing times.
Next, you have the women who have hair but no style. Every day, they sport the same look. Seasons change, but their hair doesn't. Not only is this hair boring, but it is also lifeless. This look may convey to your employers that you lack the ability to generate new and fresh ideas needed to progress and be successful. The lack of time and energy spent on your personal upkeep may reveal that you have a "don't care" attitude that could carry over to other areas of your life, such as work.
Hair ideas and hairstyles for the office
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Finally, there are the women who look as if they have a salon and a personal stylist in their home. Their look is perfect, and not a single hair is out of place. In fact, they spend a lot of time achieving this perfection. Any time they are in front of a mirror, they have to take a glimpse of themselves and preen. Often, when no one is around, they pull out their compacts at their desk to make sure every hair is in place. This look may impress everyone else, but it probably won't impress your employers. They may think you are high maintenance and that you devote too much time to yourself instead of the company.
Versatility is the key to the perfect office hairstyle. A clean cut, long layers, and a flattering color allow you to style your hair in many simple ways. If you're in a hurry, a classic ponytail or a neat bun can help you create a quick style that is still very professional. Long layers allow you to either leave it straight for the office or have elegant curls for an evening office party or dinner. This style will show your employers that you are prepared for changes and ready for what the day brings your way.
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