There are several hairstyles that allow us to flawlessly be ourselves and professional at the same time at work. Black hair is often labeled as unprofessional by default.
''I remember going to a job interview with a sleek low bun. It had taken me at least 30 minutes to get my hair to lay completely flat and tamed so that I would look, what’s that word again, oh yeah, ''professional'.
I was convinced that making my hair look as put together as possible would help me get the job. Help “them” focus on me and my capacities instead of my kinks and curls. I wanted to quieten my fro so that my actual voice would be loud enough to defend my professional attributes.
I ended up getting the job but I never wore that sleek bun again. I wore my twist outs and braid outs and wash and go’s like it was nobody’s business! I had gotten “IN”. I had succeeded at taking the attention off my big curly hair so “they” could judge my capacity of being able to do the job. I had to downright hide my curls until my work ethic, my sense of professionalism and hard work was what they saw first. So my fro couldn’t cloud their judgment anymore.
I had never thought about those “interview” hairstyles, which sole purpose was to get me “IN”. I had never realized how much they revealed the image we try to portray in order to be accepted.
And it might not only be the hairstyle, maybe we contain our laugh, lower our voice just a little bit to get “IN”.
Reflecting back on those interview hairstyles, I wish I was bolder, wish I wore the heck out of that Fro with my head held high cause that’s really what it’s all about. Owning who we are and not enabling the stereotypes to go on and on.
Maybe for my next job, I’ll wear my hair as big as possible. Watch their initial skepticism and then wow them with the personality and intelligence that is framed by that beautiful fro of mine!''
3. Flat Twists into a bun hairstyle for work
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Starting your week off with some Juicy Twist…because what's better? Nada! I have a pre-box braids tutorial up for all my protective style challenge participants. It’s pretty quick and easy. I achieved this look using the Curl Essence Moisturizing Curl Activator, Curl Cream and Healthy Edges with Jamaican Black Castor Oil & Coconut Oil by @KeraCareOfficial. Link for the video in my bio. #curlessence #AD #kcbykeracare #keracare #whenitallmatters
5. Crown braids hairstyle for work
6. Sleek Bun hairstyle for work
If you do occasionally want a sleek bun, for work, our Honey-rain juice leave-in conditioner is perfect for detangling and moisturising tresses to prep for a sleek bun. Our Quench Anti-breakage creme is a great follow-up from this to help prevent any flyaways from peaking out of your bun.
7. Chunky Flat Twist Out hairstyle for work