The Long and Short of It: What Your Hairstyle Says About You in the World of Business

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The Long and Short of It: What Your Hairstyle Says About You in the World of Business

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We’ve all heard the phrase, “don’t judge a book by its cover.” Or, don’t judge a person by their hairstyle. This is hard to do if that person has dreads, rainbow colored hair, a buzz cut, or hair all the way down their back.

It’s in our nature to judge based on what we see. 80 percent of people admitted to this.

Whether you think so or not, your hair shows off your personality. Hairstyle trends come and go, but the way you wear your hair shows others how you behave.

Let’s take a look at what your hairstyle says about you in the world of business.

What Your Hairstyle Says About You

Hairstyle interpretations happen if you’re a woman or a man. They may be stereotypical, but influence so much in society, people have a hard time diverting from these thoughts.

Different Strokes for Different Folks

The different hairstyles we wear display attributes of our personalities. Short hair is viewed as business-like, communicating that you don’t like to waste your time. Curly hair portrays creativity, strong-will, and lack of seriousness. Throwing your hair into a ponytail, on the other hand, shows you care more about other people’s needs.

Expressing yourself through hair has been happening since the beginning of time. In business, however, it’s important to maintain professionalism and display yourself in the best light.

Do you wear your facial hair a certain way? It’s not just the hair on your head that counts. Having a handlebar mustache portrays something very different than a full beard or a bare face.

If you’re a banker, keeping your hair long may indicate sloppiness or disorganization. When you cut your hair, style it properly, it changes how people view you.

Wearing your hair shorter on one side and longer on the top communicates a deep thinker and someone who has attention to detail. Having a fade is flattering on most,  and portrays dependability, loyalty, and properness.

Men who wear pompadours are risk-takers who like to be the center of attention,  where those who have side-parts mean business and like to be taken seriously.

Style Away

Any cut you wear will portray a diverse aspect of your personality. Learning what your hairstyle says about you is important in business. You will be able to wear your hair very differently if you work in a snowboard shop versus a prestigious law firm.

Conservative hair cuts are best for employment that is business formal or business casual, whereas casual is more lenient to do what you want. Find out your business dress code first. Talking to your stylist about the type of business you work in will help get a feel for how you should style your hair to fit in.

If you lack a certain personality trait but are trying to maintain the appearance, having a great haircut helps with this! Are you interested in finding out if your current haircut is the right fit for you? Come in for an appointment today!

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