Interview hair help please! I cannot do my hair to save my life.

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

For a formal government position I would do something like…

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@DaneLady:  And make sure you make the same face as the first girl!!!!  Bahahaa.

 

OP, wear your hair back in a low bun.  Hair down is not as professional as having your hair back.  Also…how does conditioner make you break out?  Are you slathering it on your face??  I’ve never heard of such a thing…

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@kgirl91:  Wearing your hair down is informal.  Are you 22 (going off of your screename)?  Wearing your hair down will also make you look younger…which, if I am right about your age, will not help your chances.  What does it look like if you put it in a low bun?

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@kgirl91:  I guess I do think that wavy texture makes me think of the beach or windblown hair… You could do a side part and low bun or pony tail and use hair spray or smoothing serum to keep it tame.

@peachacid:  Hahaha, yeah, don’t pout at an interview!

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@kgirl91:  Kick it 90s style and do a power bun, then.  

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would pull it back into a tidy low bun. 

Try spin pins and an elastic. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@kgirl91:  Honestly, if you can afford it get your hair cut and styled that day or the day before; I usually go for shorter and more conservative than my daily hairstyle because it’s an interview.  I can go more natural with my hairstyling after I get the job.  I swear by it as it has worked for me every time I have done it before an interview (i.e. I have been offered the position both times.)

If a cut and style is out of the question then wear your hair back in a clip or smoothed back bun so it’s not distracting and you aren’t likely to toss it or fidget with it during the interview.  Also, since you are younger, make sure to go easy on the makeup and dress a bit conservative (i.e. skirt that touches the tops of your knees or longer; button up shirt or shell that covers your assets; and a jacket or sweater to cover your arms.)

I try to wear a bright shirt or company colors with my interview suit which makes me memorable.  The key is to look effortless and not high-maintenance which equates to bitchy and drama-causing in government work (I work in government and we can spot the drama queens almost immediately and hair is a dead giveaway.)

Post # 13
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  • Wedding: August 2012

@kgirl91:  Look up a youtube tutorial on the sock bun 🙂

Post # 14
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  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t think that wearing your hair down is a big deal but I’d definitely straighten it and not go with it wavy. Or, do a french braid.

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Do it like this.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@peachacid:  I would definitely not wear that outfit.  Also, too much poof 😛

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