Going to work every day wearing the same dull straight hairstyle can get extremely boring after a while. So why settle for an ordinary hairstyle if you can look better?
Some of the reasons that prevent women from going for a bolder or luxurious hairstyle at work are- lack of hair volume and length either due to hair loss or a recent haircut, lack of office appropriate hairstyle ideas, limited straight-hair styling options and lack of confidence to wear new hairstyles!
If you want long or thick hair or want to experiment with hair colors (but without commitment) then the good news is that all of these can be achieved with the help of hair extensions.
Regardless of whether you have short hair or long hair or medium length hair, there are plenty of ways you can style your straight hair into a unique and creative hairstyle, while still maintaining an ultimate professional appearance. But remember ladies, the hairstyle you choose must match your lifestyle and personality (which largely includes your career).
So what are you waiting for? Get to work with any of these not-at-all boring straight professional hairstyles that our hair experts have picked for you and become the trendsetter of the year at your job! We are sure this new do will also boost your confidence.
Professional hairstyles for short hair:-
- Smooth bob
This power bob is perhaps the easiest haircut for office wear. This hairstyle is not only easy to wear but also elegant and graceful with a formal ardor.
You can add a middle part, side part, or soft bangs to pair it with the smooth round bob. Anna Wintour, Vogue’s editor-in-chief is proof that bob is the ultimate hairstyle for lady bosses!
2. Layered bob
Layers are a girl’s best friend. A layered, tousled bob is a classic style that never fails to add volume. It is trés chic and totally appropriate for even the most sophisticated office environments. This hairstyle works well with subtle highlights and fringes.
3. Sleek pixie
This kicky, confident chic-and-sleek pixie cut gives the short ‘do a super modern vibe. It is the perfect way to keep things professional. If you have fine dark hair, jazz it up with some blonde highlights to add dimension and make it look fuller.
To ensure the look doesn’t become too bold or striking, opt for a side part or asymmetrical cut to soften the overall appearance.
You can vary the length of your pixie and play with colors. Not a fan of choppy, bold layering? Go for soft, wispy layers to create a gradual change in the length and a softer, smoother look.
4. Textured crop
Adding texture to your short hair is a sure way to upgrade a boring hairstyle. A textured crop is a stylish and contemporary style for those who want to stand out, without looking messy or undone.
5. Short and wavy
Elegant, modern and flattering – chin length short wavy hair gets top scores! The subtle waves and twists create lots of interesting dimensions.
This hairstyle pairs perfectly with middle and side partings. A central part is viewed as serious while a side part gives it a funky vibe.
6. Short slicked back bob
Let your hairstyle reflect your awesome personality and incredible intelligence. Opt for this short slicked back bob, which features slightly volumized top and intense texture. The style is utterly formal and chic.
Professional hairstyles for long hair:-
7. Straight with middle part
A sleek and straight style with a middle part is a classic style that you can wear to work every day. Wearing your long hair straight can create a serious and professional image.
While curls often appear fun and glamorous, straight locks especially when middle parted look stylish and sophisticated. Tuck your tresses behind your ears to show off your face and stop yourself from constantly readjusting strands.
8. Long hair with bangs
Face framing bangs blended with the rest of your locks are the most flattering for long hair, and can work with most straight to slightly wavy or naturally curly styles. It is also trendy, effortless-looking and convenient.
When you wish to show off your beautiful long locks, try a layered haircut with blunt bangs. Pair this 60’s hairstyle with equally retro makeup and you are ready to slay your day at work!
9. Wavy hair
When it comes to getting a fashionably professional look, waves and layers go hand in hand. This will add some body and style, without looking too over-the-top or overdone.
Soft layered waves combined with the ombre color take an already gorgeous hair do and give it something extra. For an extra “oomph,” embrace the middle parting! It frames the face nicely, which is always suitable in the workplace.
10. Sleek ponytail
A sleek and polished ponytail is a great hairstyle to choose if you want to look like a super smart professional from all aspects. Sharp, straight, and sophisticated, this style will increase your glam quotient considerably.
This sleek ponytail can also be paired with bangs and is also quite suitable for your workplace hairstyle. It is an ideal combination of style and elegance. This is also one of the easiest hairstyles for the office going women to check out.
11. Messy low ponytail
Perfect for curly hair, this style combines a low ponytail and face framing waves for a hairdo that can be worn with ease and pleasure.
This voluminous ponytail can also be your ideal workplace style statement. A wrap around with side bangs adds just the right amount of formality to this lovely style.
12. High bun
Throwing your hair up in a bun looks more professional than leaving it down loosely. For ladies with long hair, your extra length means that you can achieve this stunning corporate look.
Not only is the high bun a sophisticated look, it also accentuates your facial features in a lovely way. To be viewed as both professional and approachable, find a style in between a severe, slicked-back bun and a messy topknot.
So, just create a large high bun at your crown and wrap it up with a thick section of hair.
Professional hairstyles for medium length hair:-
13. Twisted half up
The twisted half up with a sleek brunette appeal is chic and edgy. When you want to let your hair down and go to the office you can go with this hairdo. That way, you get the confidence of wearing your hair down with the professionalism of wearing it up.
14. Straight lob
When you aren’t ready to fully commit to a textured crop, go for a lob with structure. In other words, go for a uniform length cut with less layers and more blunt. Wearing your lob straight will give it a clean and chic look, perfect for the office.
Part it the way you like and get a perfect face-framing style. Use trendy jeweled barrettes to make the style even more of a look.
15. Textured lob
Experiment with the average lob and opt for some waves to add some fun to this classic style! Adding a little wave and texture to your cut softens the edges and blonde highlights help create a more textured look. For a dramatic look, go for a deep side parting. You are sure to turn heads at work!
16. Layered cut
The key to a great medium-length cut lies in the layering. Layered haircuts look more interesting than one-length cuts, because layers offer more attractive shattered shapes that are sharper and much more versatile.
Layers also add body to flat hair, texture to thick hair, and control to curly hair. A layered hairstyle paired with highlights is an excellent choice to wear to work.
To add some sexiness and dress up straight hair, bring out your curling iron. Wear voluminous curls or simply curl the ends out for a bubblier, fresh look. Although curly hairdos aren’t perceived as professional hairstyles, they can be the ideal hairstyle for modern, less-restrictive offices.
18. Low ponytail
If you have straight hair, this sleek and low ponytail can turn out to be your signature style. The flat top and the middle part make this appropriate for a corporate look.