While you may think your success as a professional depends solely on your knowledge and skills, appearance also plays a part. An inappropriate work style could leave an unfavorable impression and prevent advancement opportunities for yourself and your colleagues. Your hair speaks volumes about you and can reveal so much about who you are, so avoid these unprofessional styles for a professional appearance at work.
Though physical appearance does not solely determine one’s success at work, its impact can be vital in creating a first impression that counts. Therefore, one must avoid certain hairstyles that might make them appear unprofessional within their workplace environment.
A bowl cut involves bluntly cutting your bangs into a bowl shape on top of your head. This style can create a dramatic look but may be inappropriate for work due to looking too casual and messy. Skelets, on the other hand, are much bolder versions of bowl cuts. It is often worn by brave men wanting to show off head tattoos or scars – it should not be worn during work hours as it may make people question your judgment or even sanity!
Long dreadlocks are another hairstyle not considered professional. Though suitable for music festivals and parties, long dreads should never be worn to business meetings as they give the impression that you must take your work seriously and care more about looking presentable to colleagues.
Spiky hairstyles may also not be the best choice for work. Big, colorful spikes tend to draw too much attention and make you appear unruly, while they require regular trims in order to remain well-kept. Instead, low man buns or sleek fades better represent professionalism at the office.
Mullets have long been one of the more iconic unprofessional hairstyles among men, and now they’re also making a comeback among women. A mullet consists of layers and short hair at the front with a long, voluminous tail in the back; creating this look requires using some product to build volume and keep it in place. It also helps if one has an ideal face shape – e.g.,, a square or oval-shaped face will work better with straight-across blunt fringe than if one with a round or heart-shaped face would do this style better.
The Mullet has a long history dating back to the sixth century. However, its first documented evidence came in the 1970s, with rock stars like Rod Stewart and David Bowie starting to wear one. Footballers such as Michael Bolton and Hulk Hogan were also fans of sporting this hairstyle; musicians such as Billy Ray Cyrus and Morgan Wallen are still rocking them today!
Modern mullets with shaved or faded sides can emphasize their short top section and create an eye-catching style. Ideal for those wanting to add an edge, mullets also give fine or thin hair some added volume for an additional boost in volume and body.
The Mullet is an adaptable, unisex haircut beloved by celebrities such as Kristen Henson and Stranger Things actor Joe Keery. If you want to spice up your Mullet further, add bangs, either blunt straight across the forehead or curtain-style bangs; their contrast between the shorter front section and longer back section will draw more attention to your features.
Spiky hair is an easy and stylish way for men to add some edge to their style. Spikes are easy to style, can be kept neat with some hair gel, and make for significant volume, which will hide thinning areas.
Men with short hair often opt for spiked styles as a stylish solution that allows them to adapt their look depending on the occasion or event quickly. Achieve this style soon by applying the product in the areas where you wish to spike and then combing upwards before pinning it up – this style works for all lengths but especially looks good with thinner or finer locks.
One way to create a more professional, spiky hairstyle is by choosing colors that complement the style. This will bring together all aspects of your look, making you appear polished and put-together. Try bold hues like ice blue or deep magenta for an updated and contemporary style.
Billie Eilish made headlines when she donned this look in jet black to complement her structural gown, while Tia Mowry (Mistress of the Dark on Nickelodeon) also donned this stylish hairstyle and looked impeccable in it.
The spiked haircut can also be combined with a fade and hard part for a more fashionable style. This combination works exceptionally well on those who have widow’s peaks or receding hairlines, drawing attention to the top of the head while being very flattering for widow’s peaks or receding hairlines. It makes a fun yet sophisticated style statement suitable for wear at casual dinner parties or special events alike!