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Every girl gets a little bit nervous for a big job interview, but you can totally ace it -- with great hair! Presumably, you already have a killer resume and the skills to land the job. But appearance matters. Employers look for people who are put together and polished because it shows professionalism. It's vital that your hair be pulled off your face, sleek and professional looking. Lucky for you, it's not that hard to style your hair to help you have the interview of your dreams.
If You Have Straight or Wavy Hair
Blow dry your hair and run a straightener from roots to tips so it's pin straight and sleek. Apply a serum to smooth the cuticle.
Gather your hair in a ponytail in the middle of your head. Your hair should be pulled back tightly. Secure with a hair tie.
Gather a half-inch section of hair from the outside of your ponytail and wrap it around the hair tie. Tuck the end into the tie. Use hairspray to keep down flyaways. Finish with shine spray all over for a seriously polished look.
If You Have Curly Hair
Begin by creating frizz-free curls using your normal method.
Create a medium-high ponytail and secure it with a hair tie.
Taking half-inch sections of hair, twist slightly and secure around the base of the pony with bobby pins.
Pull out a couple of small pieces near that frame your face (but that don't fall in your eyes) and work them into perfect curls. Use only a small spritz of hairspray to keep everything in place.
If You Have Short Hair
Part your hair on the side and gather a one-inch section of hair on each side of your head.
Twist each section back to the spot an inch above your ear.
Secure with two crossed bobby pins. A little hairspray and shine spray will finish the job.
It's best to wear your hair up and out of your face for job interviews. Nothing should force you to swat hair out of the way when you should be making eye contact. If you want to wear it down, make sure it's controlled, looks its absolute best and doesn't hang in front of your eyes.
It's a good idea to get a trim beforehand so you don't end up with frizz.
Never do anything too fancy or crazy with your hair before a job interview. Nothing should distract the employer from your words -- that includes roots or a bad dye job.
It can take time to make your 'do look perfect. If you're interview is early, wash and dry your hair the night before. You'll save yourself time and minimize the risk of running late -- a huge no-no for any interview.