Let’s be honest… if we are lucky enough to be able to do our jobs from home at the moment we have probably seen how long we can get away without washing our hair. As soon as we wash and dry our tresses we remember how great it feels and swears we won’t ever leave it that long again, ever…
Some of us are also wanting to explore new work from home options, right?
The appeal of working in activewear is starting to lose its appeal, and as we all know clothing is a way of letting the world know who we are without having to speak, so when we stop dressing like ourselves, we lose a slice of who we are. I think it's important for one to feel great in what you wear and treat yourself to some self-care goodies during this time, I've found it helps me feel great and stay motivated working from home.
I have chosen three simple hairstyles and paired them with a look that is just as practical (but a little more fun) than your activewear.
The Messy Bun
I’m not talking about the scrunch it up in one move messy bun, I’m talking about a more considered version which I assure you will give you a needed boost!
Step 1: Brush your hair up into a high ponytail and pop a headband on, I recommend the independent brand, War&Drobe, each band is handmade, and they are designed from sustainable fabrics.
Step 2: Twist the length of your ponytail into a bun, then secure the whole thing with pins
Step 3: Add some volume by wiggling sections of hair at your roots and from the bun
Combine the headband with a stunning colourful blouse to get noticed on your zoom call. You can wear a statement blouse with anything from jeans to a pleated skirt, just make sure you tuck the blouse in to cinch in your waist!
The Voluminous Pony
The easiest and most transformational hairstyle especially with an additional scarf. I recommend styling them with an eye-catching dress with puff sleeves to create a contemporary and effortless look.
Step 1: Pull the hair above your ears into a half-up, half-down ponytail, letting the hair beneath your ears hang loosely
Step 2: Scoop the rest of your hair into a second ponytail right beneath the first one
Step 3: Tease the top ponytail using a fine-tooth comb to create fullness
Step 4: Tie round a stunning scarf to add a pop of colour and interest. If scarves aren’t your thing attach a hair clip above your ears to elevate your pony.
Half Up, Half Down
If you’re no fan of hair accessories, the half up, half down is the perfect solution. Wear with an uber-cool denim boiler suit or cropped denim jacket for an edgy WFH look. Denim is the answer to stress-free dressing as you can just throw it on and it immediately radiates a cool vibe.
Step 1: Place your hair into a half-up, half-down style—leaving out two fine layers of hair to frame your face—and secure the ponytail with a band.
Step 2: Grasp the bottom of the ponytail, and, with your finger, tug a little at the band to create an opening above it and tuck and pull the bottom half of the ponytail through space you've created and you’re done
Now is the perfect time to experiment and get creative with your WFH outfits and hair… Have fun and do get in touch for any style questions, I'd love to hear from you!