Natural Hairstyles for Job Interviews

Choose the right hairstyle when you're heading off for a job interview.

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The way you style your hair is so important. When you do your hair up nicely and don't just leave it in a big mess, you portray yourself as a confident, capable, and of course uber-chic gal who's ready to take on the world. If you're heading off to a job interview, you want to keep your style natural -- no beehive or mega-volume with tons of extensions here, OK? -- so you look professional and polished.

Tied Ponytail

A tied ponytail is a unique style but still natural looking. It keeps your hair out of your face, so your potential employer can stay focused on you and not your over-the-top hair. Part your hair to one side, run some smoothing serum over the top of your hair to get rid of any frizz, and secure it into a low ponytail at the back of your head. Leave a strip of hair that's an inch or so wide loose on top. Wrap the loose hair around the base of your ponytail, over the elastic, and use a bobby pin over the ends to keep it in place. Fold the ponytail around creating a loop shape, with the ends sticking out to one side from underneath the base of the ponytail. Secure it in place with a couple additional bobbies.

Half-Up

A simple half-updo is a simple yet professional hairstyle, just right if you're heading off for a job interview. Blow dry your hair after washing with a round brush to get maximum volume. Rake the top section of your hair, from the top of one ear to the other, and secure it at the crown of your head with a couple of bobby pins. Use a bit of hair spray over top and around your front hairline to get rid of any frizzy flyaways.

Sideswept

Part your hair far to one side and pull your hair over your opposite shoulder. Twist the hair at the back of your head upward and secure it in place with a couple of bobby pins. Use a curling iron to wind sections of your hair backward just at the ends, for a simple, sideswept look. To draw attention to your eyes, do a fringe swept toward the same direction as your hair. If you don't have bangs, you can create the same look by draping the front of your hair across your forehead and using a bobby pin or clip on the hair just above your ear to hold it in place.

Sleek Straight

A sleek, straight style works well, no matter what length of hair you have. For longer locks, flat iron your hair and finish with some shine spray. If you've got a closely cropped coif a la Emma Watson, you can probably skip on straightening altogether and just smooth your hair down with a bit of gel or pomade. Don't overdo it; a quarter-sized amount of product is more than enough for your short hair. This style may be a bit plain for other occasions, but for a job interview it's just right.

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