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15 Professional Hairstyles For Every Type of Workplace

Boring day at work? Well, your hair doesn’t have to be! Check out these 15 pretty and professional hairstyles that are perfect for the workplace.

  • The Smooth Long Bob

    This is a great and easy professional cut and style for everyday wear.

    Easy Blonde Long Bob Professional Hairstyle Easy Blonde Long Bob Professional Hairstyle Side View

    How to Style:

    1. Apply thermal protectant spray and a light hold mousse to damp hair.
    2. Dry hair with a round brush to create volume while pulling hair to desired side.
    3. Finish with medium hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    It’s ALWAYS important to protect your hair against damage from the heat styling tools. Spray damp hair with Aveda’s Brilliant Damage Control every time before heat styling.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style is flattering on all face shapes and hair types. The key is on this style is the length. Keep your longest length about two inches from the chin for the most flattering look.

  • The Red Wave

    This color is NOT boring and still workplace appropriate! Amp up your color by adding some curls, and why not try a trendy middle part too?

    Medium Red Professional Hairstyle with Curls and Middle Part Medium Red Professional Hairstyle with Curls and Middle Part Back View

    How to Style:

    1. Apply thermal protectant spray and a medium hold gel to damp hair.
    2. Dry hair with a round brush, creating volume and your middle part.
    3. Curl hair in medium to large sections.
    4. Finger comb through curls.
    5. Finish with strong hold hairspray and shine serum.

    Recommended Products:

    Biolage by Matrix Curl Defining Elixir Medium Hold Gel is a great pick to keep those curls in check.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look is great for those with medium to fine hair and the middle part will look best on those with heart or oval shaped faces.

  • The Smooth One Length

    One length hair is both sophisticated and easy. This polished style is the perfect length at shoulder length or above.

    Professional Hairstyles

    How to Style:

    1. Apply thermal protectant spray and a light hold mousse to damp hair.
    2. Dry hair with a round brush and create your side part.
    3. Finish with medium hold hairspray and shine serum.

    Recommended Products:

    Kasia Organic Salon’s OUTSHINE Ultra-Light Smoothing Gloss is the perfect finishing product for this look.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Medium length hair is a great pick for any face shape! Those without too much natural texture to their hair will be able to achieve this look the easiest.

  • The Textured Pony

    This pony will pep up any day! Still work appropriate, this easy ponytail is a great way to change up your regular work look.

    Easy Funky Professional Ponytail for Work Easy Funky Professional Ponytail for Work Back View

    How to Style:

    1. Apply thermal protectant spray and a medium hold mousse to damp hair.
    2. Dry hair using a round brush to create volume, pulling the hair back and away from the face.
    3. Take the front section (bang area), backcomb it and pin it back.
    4. Curl the remaining hair in large sections and brush through.
    5. Pull remaining hair back into a pony, leaving out a few face framing pieces.
    6. Backcomb the pony to create a textured look.
    7. Finish with a texturizing pomade and medium hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Aveda’s Brilliant Medium Hold Hairspray will add shine and long-lasting hold to your locks.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:  

    Those with square face shapes with some curl or texture will pull this look off well.

  • The Side-Swept Pony

    Happy Hour after work? This look moves easily from a day at the office to a night on the town.

    Side Swept Professional Pony with Fringe Side Swept Pony with Fringe Side View

    How to Style:

    1. Apply thermal protectant spray and a medium hold mousse to damp hair.
    2. Dry hair using round brush to create volume, pulling the bangs to one side.
    3. Take the bottom section of your hair (ear and below) and loosely put it into a ponytail.
    4. Curl the pony in one or two large sections
    5. Curl the top in medium-sized sections.
    6. Pull remaining hair to the side and loosely pin, leaving some wispy pieces out to soften the look.
    7. Finish with medium hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Simply Organic Medium Hold Hairspray is a quick drying, non-aerosol spray that is great for any type of hair.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    The side-swept bangs and ponytail create the perfect combo for round face shapes with medium to fine hair.

  • The Pin Back

    This style is both trendy and work appropriate.

    Long Curly Pinned Back Hairstyle

    How to Style:

    1. Apply thermal protectant spray and a light hold mousse to damp hair.
    2. Dry hair with a round brush, creating volume while pulling hair to the desired side.
    3. Curl in large sections and lightly comb through.
    4. Loosely twist hair to desired side and pin.
    5. Finish with medium hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    For a brushable hold that will hold your style. try BlowPro’s blowout spray called Serious Non-Stick Hairspray.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style is great for those with any type of hair with narrower face shapes. By exposing the ear you are creating width to the face.

  • The Serious Pixie

    This versatile pixie can be serious or just serious fun!

    Versatile Professional Pixie with Fringe Versatile Pixie Hairstyle with Fringe Side View

    How to Style:

    1. Apply thermal protectant spray and a light hold mousse to damp hair.
    2. Rough dry hair, pushing it to the desired side.
    3. Curl hair in small to medium sections, directing hair back at the top crown and forward on the top.
    4. Finish with a texturizer and medium hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    John Master’s Organics Bourbon Vanilla and Tangerine Hair Texturizer is the perfect product that can take you to any look – sleek or funky!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Anyone can wear the pixie, it’s all about finding the right cut for your face shape, hair texture, and lifestyle. Consult with your stylist!

    Tip:

    For a different look, simply just rough dry and finish.

  • The Curly Bob

    Have a a special event at work? This curled look is an easy way to change up your everyday bob!

    Easy Curly Bob Hairstyle Easy Curly Bob Professional Hairstyles Side View

    How to Style:

    1. Apply thermal protectant spray and a medium hold gel to damp hair.
    2. Dry hair with a round brush, creating volume while pulling hair to desired side.
    3. Curl in medium sections and let cool.
    4. Finish with medium hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    For protection, reduction in breakage, and strengthening, use Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray before any heat styling.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Round or square face shapes will look great with a deep part and soft curls. Those with fine to medium hair will pull this off easiest.

    Tip:

    Be careful not to use too much product here. The weight of it will pull the curls out!

  • Asymmetrical Bob

    This twist on a traditional bob haircut is on trend and well suited for a young professional. It’s also super easy to style!

    Short Asymmetrical Bob Pro Hairstyle Short Asymmetrical Bob Hairstyle Side View

    How to Style:

    1. Apply thermal protectant spray and a medium hold mousse to damp hair.
    2. Dry hair using round brush to create volume, pulling your hair all to one side.
    3. Use a flat iron to smooth your strands.
    4. Finish with a texturizer and medium hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Try Pureology’s Root Lift Spray Mousse for undeniable volume.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This is a great style for anyone with finer hair and a heart shaped face. The shortness of the style will give body while the side-swept bang will provide some balance to the face shape.

  • The Face Frame

    Face framing layers are a great way to add style to any simple cut. This sleek look is one of our favorite professional hairstyles!

    Face Framing Professional Hairstyle with Bangs

    How to Style:

    1. Apply thermal protectant spray and a medium hold gel to damp hair.
    2. Dry hair using flat brush.
    3. Use a flat iron to smooth hair in medium-sized sections.
    4. Finish with shine serum, medium hold hairspray, and a little bit of texturizer to the ends.

    Recommended Products:

    All hair types can try Agave Healing Oil Treatment for a non-greasy lightweight feel.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This particular style would be perfect for someone with fine hair and longer face shape. By bringing the face framing layers up front and leaving the back, you create a flattering layered look. Keeping the weight in the back creates a full looking effect.

  • The Half Back

    This easy hairstyle is ready for both work and play!

    Long Pro Hairstyle with Curls and Bangs

    How to Style:

    1. Apply thermal protectant spray and a light hold gel to damp hair.
    2. Dry hair with a round brush to create volume, and pull hair to desired part and push the bangs forward.
    3. Curl hair in medium sections and lightly comb through.
    4. On each side, pull hair back and pin as necessary.
    5. Finish with medium hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Anyone with a little curl should try Deva Curl’s Light Defining Gel. It’s light hold will really help define those curly locks!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Any face shape and any type of hair will be able to pull off this workplace friendly hairstyle!

  • The Side Bun

    This quick style is perfect for second day hair or squeezing that last day out of your blowout!

    Blonde Side Bun Hairstyle Blonde Side Bun Hairstyle Side View

    How to Style:

    1. Apply thermal protectant spray and a root lift to damp hair.
    2. Dry hair with a round brush to create volume while pulling hair to desired side.
    3. Backcomb the entire head with emphasis in the crown area, then smooth over.
    4. Curl using large sections and comb out to create texture.
    5. Pull hair to one side and secure it into a ponytail.
    6. Twist and pin the pony into bun shape.
    7. Finish with strong hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Joico Body Luxe Root Lift is alcohol-free and will give that serious boost at the root you are looking for!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This low side bun looks great on those with square face shape as it helps soften the angles. Any hair type can pull this look off, but those with texture will find this an easier style.

    Tip:

    If styling this on second or third day hair, start from step 3.

  • The Pin Up

    This classic look is perfect for a day in the office!

    Classic Pinned Up Professional Hairstyle Classic Pinned Up Professional Hairstyle Back View

    How to Style:

    1. Apply thermal protectant spray and a root lift to damp hair.
    2. Dry hair with a round brush, creating volume while pulling the hair back.
    3. Backcomb the entire head with emphasis in the crown area, then smooth over.
    4. Curl using small sections and a one-inch barrel curling iron.
    5. Pull hair back, twist it up and pin as necessary, leaving some wispy pieces out in front.
    6. Finish with a strong hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    For a strong finish, try Paul Mitchell’s Hold Me Tight Finishing Spray.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Any type of hair can pull off a variation of this look. Those with round face shapes will gain some length with the height of this style.

  • The Side-Swept Bang

    An easy way to add a little something extra to any hairstyle is to add a longer side-swept bang.

    Long Curly Hairstyle with Side Swept Bangs

    How to Style:

    1. Apply thermal protectant spray and a mousse to damp hair.
    2. Dry hair with a round brush to create volume. Dry the bangs forward and to the desired side.
    3. Backcomb hair in the crown area and smooth it over.
    4. Curl hair in medium-sized sections and let cool.
    5. Pull crown area back and pin as necessary.
    6. Finish with strong hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    TRESemme Flawless Curls Extra Hold Mousse is great for those with medium hair to help hold those curls!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    These particular side-swept bangs would look great on those with longer face shapes and straight hair.

  • The Highlighted Bob

    Adding some highlights to your current color is a sure way to brighten up your workplace style.

    Highlighted Bob Pro Hairstyle with Fringe Highlighted Bob Pro Hairstyle with Fringe Back View

    How to Style:

    1. Apply thermal protectant spray and mousse to damp hair.
    2. Dry hair with a round brush, creating volume while pulling bangs to desired side.
    3. Backcomb in the crown area and smooth over.
    4. Curl hair in medium-sized sections and brush through to create texture.
    5. Pull both sides back and pin as necessary.
    6. Finish with strong hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    The Sea Salt Spray by Davines is perfect for this look as it provides light control and texture.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Anyone can rock a good highlight. Just ask your stylist to pop a few around the face! This style is great for those with any type of hair on a square face shape. The bangs and curls create softness around the angles.

    Now, get to work looking good in any of these professional hairstyles!