Interview Hairstyles for Women

Worry about the job, not your hair on interview day.

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Someone once said that clothes don't make the man, but most women know that great hair makes for a great interview -- or at least it makes you more confident. If you're searching for the perfect 'do that says "professional" and screams "choose me," opt for a style that is modern yet sleek. Buns, ponytails and loose hair styles are all appropriate options for a job interview, though you should keep your hair out of your face to keep the attention on you.

Wavy and Curly Hair

Don't spend the morning of your interview battling your curls or waves. Rather, give in to your natural texture and wow your interviewers with a tamed yet fun style that is uniquely you. Apply a light hair gel or other styling aid to your locks and blow-dry with a diffuser to create defined and professional curls and waves. No matter the length of your hair, add a thin headband to add to your style.

Coarse Hair

Finding the perfect style for coarse hair can be challenging, as you find the perfect balance between letting your natural texture shine through and taming your tresses so they're interview-ready. To achieve the perfect look, braid your hair into eight to 12 two-strand twists and roll them onto medium-sized flexi-rods the night before the big day to achieve a curly look. The more twists you add to your hair, the tighter the curls will be. On the day of your interview, unroll and untwist your hair and pull the curls apart, creating a curly 'do. Pin your hair back away from your face with hairpins and add a headband for a professional look. Style according to your personal preference.

Straight Hair

While a flat-ironed style can be an appropriate look for a job interview, change it up a bit with a braid or two. Part your hair on the side, make a French braid on both sides of your head going back, and secure them in a low ponytail. Or, add a French braid going from one side of your head to the other to create a "hair headband" for a sophisticated yet youthful hairstyle.

Short Hair

Short hair may lack the versatility of longer styles, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for boring. Add clips or a headband to embellish your everyday style. Add a side part to your hair and clip the lower side for some flair. Or, spend the morning getting to know your curling iron better by adding medium-sized curls to your crop for texture.

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