Does the shade of your hair color really matter at work — is there a certain best shade of blonde for being taken seriously at work? We’ve talked about rocking long platinum blonde hair at work before, but not in a while — and reader A, a law student, has a question about whether golden shades of … Read More about Is There a “Best” Shade of Blonde for Being Taken Seriously at Work?
Everything You Need to Know About Office Hairstyles, Work-Appropriate Up-Dos, and More
Finding easy office hairstyles and work-appropriate but simple updos can feel really hard, and is an ongoing discussion here at Corporette®. These are some of our favorite stories about hair for work, including:
Also, psst: hair accessories are having a moment, so we did a little round-up of some of our latest favorites (affiliate links). Note that some of our long-standing favorite brands for quality, durability, comfort and styling include Ficcare and France Luxe. For more affordable options (which may not last as long), keep an eye out at J.Crew, Anthropologie, Ann Taylor, and J.Crew stores (including J.Crew Factory and Madewell).
We’ve talked a lot about drugstore beauty items and how your beauty routine changes in the winter, but more and more my winter beauty routine is involving “natural” beauty things — supermarket, even! — and so I thought I’d round up a few I like to kick off the discussion. Find out below how I’m using apple cider vinegar, … Read More about Beauty Wednesday: Natural Beauty Products for Winter
I noticed readers discussing hair tie bracelets the other day — and yes, they are a thing. You can find them all over the place (huh, including Amazon!), but Etsy seller MyHairTieBracelets certainly has a ton. I like that this three pack comes with gold, silver, and rose gold; for work I’d probably stick with clear, … Read More about Coffee Break: Hair Tie Bracelet Combo Set of 3 Bracelets
Ladies, what is your favorite dry shampoo? What’s the top quality you look for — and what turns you off about other dry shampoos? As I’ve mentioned before, my favorite dry shampoo (after trying a few) has remained Psssst!, the super cheap, super old-school-looking dry shampoo. Here’s how I apply it before bedtime: I pick up … Read More about Beauty Wednesday: Dry Shampoo
Ladies — what’s the best beauty advice you’ve ever heard? What advice has changed your routine, and what tips do you always follow? For my $.02, here’s the beauty advice that I think of most often: Put real sunscreen on your face, neck, clavicle/chest, and hands as often as possible. The skin there is far … Read More about The Best Beauty Advice You’ve Ever Heard
Do ponytails count as professional hairstyles? Which are the best ponytails for the office? Do you think 50s/cheerleader ponytails are no-gos for the office, or is any neat, easy hairstyle inherently professional? Have you guys been watching AMC’s Better Call Saul? It’s the prequel story to Breaking Bad, chronicling the path that small-time con-man/lawyer Jimmy McGill took to … Read More about Professional Hairstyles: Do Ponytails Count?
Hair is one of the key pieces to looking polished. Perfecting a quick, sophisticated updo can be a simple way to have great work hair (and great interview hair!). Here are our favorite 12 easy office updos… whether for summertime, interviews, or beyond! First off — looking for an easy clip for office updos? This … Read More about 12 Easy Updos for the Office
What’s the best way to style long hair for job interviews if you’re a woman in your early 20s? Could wearing it down make you look too young? Reader D wonders: How should a 20-year-old style her long, straight hair for the interview process for a management consulting job? Is wearing it down and straight too young/collegiate? Is styling … Read More about How to Style Long Hair for Job Interviews
How can you grow out a pixie cut — without looking unprofessional? Reader L wonders: Last fall I cut my hair in a pixie cut and although I love the low maintenance cut I’d like to have longer hair again. As you know growing out this cut can be painful. Do you have any suggestions … Read More about Growing Out a Pixie Cut — and Looking Professional
As the weather is getting cooler and the air is getting dryer, I thought now might be a great time to talk about hair masks. I really got into them while pregnant with my second son — my skin was super dry, and my hair seemed to be too — so these are all ones … Read More about Hair Masks for Busy Women
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on gray hair care, but you may also want to check out our latest discussion on how to go gray intentionally. We’ve talked about corporate women and gray hair before (as well as aging gracefully in general), but not in a long while, so I thought we’d … Read More about Gray Hair: An Open Thread
We’ve talked a lot about professional hairstyles, from long hair for older women, to maintainable hair, to gray hair, to work-appropriate up-dos and braids. To continue the conversation, I’m thrilled to introduce you to today’s guest poster, Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D., giving you five quick tips to ensure that your hair makes a good impression … Read More about Guest Post: What Your Hair Says About You