Though natural hair is making more appearances in the workplace, it can still be a challenge to find that perfect “professional” hairstyle you are comfortable wearing. Nevertheless, there are options out there — no matter how short or long your hair. Here are just a few:
1. Mini Twists into Updo (Medium-Length Natural Hair)
With autumn around the corner, this updo is an option for those who will be wearing small twists throughout the coming months. It is really simple to achieve and requires just a few bobby pins. No one can tell you that you don’t look professional in this style.
2. Faux Natural Bun (Short Natural Hair)
This style is another alternative to your usual TWA, but will work best on looser textures and/or hair that is long enough to get into a tiny ponytail. You will need an ample amount of gel, a brush, an ouchless band, bobby pins, and an afro-textured bun.
3. Flat Twists into Updo (Medium-Length to Long Natural Hair)
Now for another tutorial that involves twists — flat twists, to be precise. This style is obviously not conservative but can work just fine in many workplaces. (Yes, flat twists can be professional, too.) If you want height like VeePeeJay, you will need Marley braid hair.
4. Teeny Weeny Afro with a Side Part (Short Natural Hair)
If you are tired of your usual teeny weeny afro (TWA) or don’t quite know how to make it work for the office, check out this tutorial. The side part spruces up your style while also adding a professional touch. You will need gel. For my kinky naturalistas, you will also need bobby pins.
5. Stretched Updo (Medium-Length Natural Hair)
This look is a great alternative for those with medium-length natural hair. It is a bit more conservative than the other looks but still very beautiful. You will start from stretched hair and need several bobby pins to achieve it. This look can also be modified for longer hair.
How do you wear your hair for the workplace?