We’re only all-too-well familiar with how hectic work week mornings can get; between running around frantically searching for the perfect and appropriate outfit, making that fresh pot of coffee, brushing your teeth and applying makeup (sometimes juggling two things at once). The clock seems to magically and sneakily tick faster in the morning, leaving little to no time to pay attention to your hair.
Well, the good news is those minimal, sleek and sophisticated hairstyles don’t have to take up as much time as you thought, and with this guide, you will pleasantly discover that morning perfection is indeed attainable, and in ten minutes or less. Therefore, let’s see what we can do to elevate your office look and make you the envy of every gal passing you by on her way to work.
Do it like a French girl
Ok, this hairstyle is pure perfection, especially if you have important meetings or perhaps a presentation with new clients and it’s paramount you look like your most professional self. The secret lies in the simple French roll, and we’re not throwing around the word ‘simple’ for no reason because this look can really be achieved with the greatest of ease. The only thing to make sure is that your hair is sparkling clean, so it’s advisable to wash it the night before.
In the morning, all you have to do is turn on your laptop, watch this tutorial, grab a handful of bobby pins and what you’ll end up with is a sleek hairstyle with time to spare.
Double it up
This hairstyle isn’t groundbreaking, but it does ooze the simplicity and chic we all look for when it comes to how we present ourselves in the workplace. Yes, you’ve guessed it, it’s a double ponytail. Now, if your hair tends to (here comes the dreaded word) frizz and act like a petulant child, the first thing you’ll want to do is prep it. That’s where a little invention called a straightening brush steps onto the stage.
After you’ve tamed the frizz or curls, you only need two minutes to put the look together, which means you can afford to have your coffee in peace or use the extra time to focus on your makeup.
All work, a little play
Beachy waves have been getting a bad reputation for not being professional enough, and we’re here to put a stop to those rumors. Yes, messy waves don’t really say ‘I’m a pro’, but with a few slight modifications it can turn from messy to polished in no time.
What this style requires is a great curling iron, but always choose the one that is bound to inflict the least amount of heat damage. Curl like you would for the messy version, but once you are done, put a hair brush through your hair instead of ruffling it. Voila, a white blouse, high-rise pants and a pair of pumps and you’ll be the sleekest of them all.
Braid me up before you go, go
One of the common misconceptions is that, while braids are super cute, they don’t exude professionalism and they’re not the simplest style to pull off during a hectic morning. While that might be true for some, not all braids are made equal. One of the styles that involves braids that are not only sophisticated enough for the workplace, but also come in really handy when you need to move the hair away from your face is the crown braid.
What you need to do is to make two simple braids using the strands surrounding your face, secure them with a rubber band, join together at the back of your head and tuck the loose part that is below the band under the other braid and vice versa. Using a couple of bobby pins secure the braids in place, comb the rest of your hair and you can use hairspray as a final touch. After you do this, you are ready to go out looking cute and sophisticated at the same time.