There are three times more unemployed workers than job openings and with realities like that, it’s easy to see why putting your best foot forward is important.
Despite what some may feel, curly hair is professional hair so don’t feel forced to straighten your hair for that upcoming interview.
PROFESSIONAL AND CHIC BY NAPTURAL85
Everyone knows how elegant a bun is, and the smoother the better. I’m a huge fan of the messy bun and the topknot but when it comes to looking for a job, we need to look as kept as possible.
Buns don’t have to be positioned at the nape of your head either. A nice low, side bun with side-swept bangs give a fresh, flattering style that’s sure to get you noticed. Make sure your ponytail holder is not showing any bobby pins so tuck them away. A stylish, yet modest pin can add some flair.
ALL ROLLED UP BY KYSS MY HAIR
You can never go wrong with an updo. You can take your hair from a wash and go to an updo by pinning it up in the back and letting your front out for a classy style that says you are polished but still quite fashionable.
Curly updos always look better than a straight updo so go for the curls.
EASY PONYTAIL BY ALICIA JAMES
I know ponytails get a bad rap, but a low ponytail on curly or natural hair is both stylish and professional.
It doesn’t have to be pulled tight as long as you have your hair lined up with the bottom of your ears and the ponytail holder isn’t showing. Wrap a chuck of your hair around the ponytail holder and secure with a bobby pin on the bottom of the ponytail. A side-swept bang or a part down the side both look amazing with a low ponytail.
Make sure the ponytail is not frizzy so apply a little oil and gel as your finishing touches for a more refined look.
ELEGANT CRISS-CROSS CHIGNON BY NATURALLY CURIOUS
Chignons are close to the bun and similar the low ponytail, so you get the best of both worlds.
Chignons are traditionally worn low and pinned under so they are similar to the bun but they are considered more vintage and formal. They also do not require a sleek look as some buns may need to be for a job interview.
While chignons can look fantastic embellished with flowers and pretty pins, I would forgo them for an interview. They are beautiful by themselves and don’t need the added accessories. A few twists of the hair before being pinned under is also a great addition to a chignon.
Down and Curly
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I saved this for last because it often gets neglected. Never feel you have to hide your curls when on an interview, the biggest concern is to just keep the hair out of your face.
Apply gel to keep the frizz away and keep your look polished. I’m a big fan of the ‘big hair, don’t care’ club, but not for an interview. If the weather is not on your side (windy and humid) you may want to go for another look. If the weather is friendly, then this style is a winner.