Getting ready for work in the morning is not always easy, especially when that extra five minutes of sleep just seems so lovely. Unfortunately, that often means we don’t have enough time to get through our morning routine.
That said, lack of time shouldn’t have to translate to lack of style. To help you out, we’ve rounded up the best, most chic, and easiest work hairstyles for every type, length, and texture of hair. In fact, some of these styles, you can pull off during your commute! Let’s get started:
- Best Work Hairstyles
- Final Tips
Best Work Hairstyles
Locked in ‘wet look’ for short hair
If you’re one of the many many women around the world who chose to cut their hair short in order to cut time on hairstyling, you’ll absolutely love this easy peasy yet game ready look. You just need to wet your hair a bit, comb it down and back, and maybe add a bit of gel or hairspray to keep your strands in place. It’s quick, low maintenance, and stays on for the entire day.
Wavy bob for short hair
Another fabulous hairstyle you can pull off with short hair that’s going to work perfectly in just about any setting is the wavy bob. You can even go at it a couple of ways: the more permanent perm that you get at a salon, or with the use of your trusted curling iron. The question really is whether you want a consistent look with zero effort, or the ability to change things up daily.
Bangs are cute and they’re here to stay. But, they don’t always cooperate, and when that happens, your bad hair day is sure to go from bad to worse. Thankfully, there’s an easy solution in the form of braided bangs. Just twist your bangs or french braid them going from one side of your temple to the other, and secure with either hair pins or elastic hair bands.
The classic headband
Headbands are not only for Blair Waldorf. You can totally pull off this classy look, too! With a simple accessory, you can look polished and elevated within seconds. You even have the choice of wearing your hair loose, tying it up in a simple low ponytail, or even doing braids depending on how formal or fun you want to look.
Twisted updo for short to medium hair
If your hair is medium length and you’re looking for a formal yet easy-to-do hairstyle, the twisted updo may be a perfect idea. It’s super chic and makes you look like a total boss. Just take small sections of your hair on each side, turn the rest into a low bun, and twist the parted sections over the bun to create a board room ready vibe.
Braided bun for medium length hair
If you want to elevate the twisted updo into an even more elegant and classy style, try the braided bun. It may look difficult, but it’s actually super easy. Just part your hair into two equal sections, braid both sections into whatever type of braid you like, tie both braids together at the end, and twist them all up into a low bun. That’s it!
Easy low knot
You can also go for the opposite route and do a really easy yet classy hairstyle with the low knot. It’s super duper easy, and it’s versatile in terms of what you want to add to it, just in case you feel like jazzing it up. But on its own, it looks perfectly good. You can even wear it on either side of the center knot is a bit too boring for your mood.
Loving your long hair but in desperate need of a way to keep your strands from falling all over the place? A simple ponytail might work, but it doesn’t look nearly as good as this knotted pony, which is essentially a combination of a low ponytail and a bun. Now, it might take a bit of practice to pull this off, but trust us – it’s totally worth it.
Elegant 20’s waves
You don’t always have to twist and tie your hair into different contraptions, you know? It’s perfectly fine to wear your hair loose in the office without looking like a hot mess. Take these lovely 1920’s waves, for example. It’s relatively easy to do if you’ve got a couple of minutes to spare in your morning routine, and it looks equal parts sexy and classy.
Sleek side pony with deep side part
Another easy yet chic way to level up a typical ponytail is to do a deep side part and tie your long, gorgeous hair into a sleek side pony. It’s sure to make you look like the girl boss that you are, and of course, it comes with the added benefit of keeping your hair away from your face so you can focus on working and conquering the world.
Halo braid for natural hair
For ladies who are rocking their natural hair, you’ll know that there are so many different ways to style it, and here’s one of our favorites. The halo braid is simple yet super elegant. The best part? It only takes a few seconds to execute, and what you get is a beautiful, regal look that’s fit for the queen that you are.
Side braid for curly hair
Finally, this one’s for the curly-haired girls out there. Now, curls are super fun to style, but they typically take a lot of time. Well, not with this classy yet easy side braid. It looks better than standard braids, it’s easier to achieve, and it feels absolutely refreshing. Plus, it’s perfect for bad weather days and battling frizz. Seriously, what’s not to like?
There you have it! These are just some of the many wonderful ways to style your hair that will make you look ready for business while showing off your amazing style and personality. Most of these hairstyles are super easy to do, but if you really want to make sure you’re picture perfect once you walk out the door, there’s no harm in practicing them before you go to bed.
Before you go, we’ll leave you with a few handy tips:
Pick an appropriate hairstyle for the job and office environment. For instance, straight and smooth strands give off a sharp and sleek appeal for more formal settings, while curls and waves would look great in a more contemporary and creative workplace.