Ask Belle: Office Appropriate Hair Accessories
Dec 8, 2014
I’m in the process of transitioning my hair, so I currently have two textures (straight ends and curly roots) that I usually tame/camouflage by wearing a bun with a headband. Obviously, my athletic headbands will not do for an interview or the office atmosphere that I am seeking. Do you have ideas for hair accessories such as headbands and clips that would be appropriate? I can straighten my hair but I’d like to use as little heat as possible right now.
I thought about your question for a while because I know how important first impressions are. While I don’t recommend wearing a headband (it seems a bit juvenile to me), if you must wear one, stick to a simple, thin one. This black band or this tortoise one will both work.
If you’re looking for a barrette, I would stick to a tortoise one or a simple gold one. I also really like this open-barrette from Nordstrom; it’s totally chic. I also recommend this hair elastic with a metallic cover.
The bottom line is that your hair needs to clean and styled. If you’re prone to fidgeting, I would pull it back. If you have any doubts about whether the style you’ve chosen is professional enough, ask a friend or a family member for their opinion.