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
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).
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
What does your hair say about you? Does short hair “say” something different than long hair?
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
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