Need some easy hairstyles for those crazy mornings before work? Today’s guest poster, Lindsey A. Frederick, gives a tutorial on five different quick styles that take only 30 seconds to 5 minutes. Lindsey, a communications manager and freelance writer in the D.C. metro area (who loves to look great with minimal effort), blogs about lifestyle, career, and … Read More about Beauty Wednesday: Quick, Easy Hairstyles How-To
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).
Which are the best professional hairstyles or cuts? How should you upgrade your hair as you climb the corporate ladder? Reader M wonders: After a lifetime of basically ignoring my hair (I’ve either kept it quite short or in a ponytail), my career is really taking off and I need to have a more ‘corporate’ … Read More about Professional, Maintainable Hair
How do you stay on top of hair cuts and other personal care appointments when you’re a busy professional? Reader S, who is about to start as a summer associate, wonders… I’m in law school, about to start as a summer associate at a firm in NYC, and I was wondering if you had any … Read More about How to Schedule Appointments When You’re Very Busy
Yes, yes, the braids trend has been around for-ever now… and I’ve been meaning to write a post forever! It shows no sign of stopping, I think in large part because braided looks are easy and fun hair styles that can be adapted for fancy looks (weddings, galas) to every day looks (like work) — … Read More about Work-Appropriate Braids
Is ombre hair appropriate for the office? When does any hair color become “unprofessional”? Reader P wrote in with a great question, and perhaps might lead us to an interesting discussion of when hair dyes and colors cross the line: I was wondering if you could do a post on whether ombre hair is professional. … Read More about Is Ombre Hair Professional?
Here’s a question we haven’t talked about in a while: what is the best professional haircut for women? I can remember, years ago, that Angela Merkel’s short, almost mannish cut was THE cut to have. Not just for women of a certain age, but for a lot of women who were coming up the ranks. … Read More about What Is the Best “Professional” Haircut?
I’ve been unpacking some of my fall/winter clothes as the days get chillier, and I thought it might be interesting to talk about how our beauty routines change with the seasons, too. For me, it’s a few things: I give up on airdrying my hair, and as I use the blow dryer more I’m switching … Read More about How Does Your Beauty Routine Change With the Seasons?
We talk a lot about work-appropriate hair on this blog… so if you’re anything like me, you’ve probably amassed a pretty big collection of hair accessories. Maybe you use all of the pieces in your collection regularly, but for me, most of it just creates massive clutter. As someone who has no drawers in my … Read More about Five Little Tips for Organizing Hair Accessories
Blowouts can make your hair look smooth, silky, and shiny — and they’re much healthier for your hair than flatironing it! — but how can you make a blowout last? I’m a huge fan of blowouts these days, and if there are a few events over a few days it’s a no-brainer for me because … Read More about How to Make a Blowout Last for Days
2018 Update: We still think this is a great discussion on whether older women can have long hair and still be professional — but you may also want to check out some of our more recent discussions on aging gracefully, including how to go gray intentionally. Long hair on older women: the perennial question. Despite … Read More about Can Older Women Have Long Hair and Still Be Professional?
I thought it might be fun to share some of our best secrets for summer hair. For example, when my hair was straighter, I felt like I was constantly battling frizz — so I kept a container of Frizz-Ease Secret Weapon at the office and would smooth it on my locks before I left the … Read More about Open Thread: Summer Hair Secrets
2018 Update: We still love this conversation about work-appropriate up-dos — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion about 14 great YouTube tutorials for updos! I don’t know about you, but I end up pulling my hair back a lot in the winter — the frizz, the hat hair, etc., … Read More about To Try: Work-Appropriate Up-Dos