I’ve been there before, struggling to walk the line of looking professional while being true to my creative self after a big chop. If you’re a career women, here are 10 gorgeous short hairstyles that can work for you.
Flat Twist Swivel
Gorgeous, neat flat twists surround a perfectly twisted out crown. This mix of super neat and super funky is both professional and unique.
Products Needed: Fish tail comb and twisting butter. I recommend the Moco Gorilla Gel for smooth edges and flat twists.
Tips: Once the braids get fuzzy, re-do them to make the style last.
Perfect Power Puff
Really, you can’t go wrong with a classic puff! It’s so easy to achieve on so many hair lengths. Even short hair can be pulled back an inch or more off the hairline to show full, thick coils.
Products Needed: An elastic headband, edge tamer and your favorite hair oil. I recommend CB Nourishing Butter for shine and frizz management.
Tips: Be gentle on your edges by mostly using your hands to smooth them.
Color Me Bold Blond
There’s nothing like color to provide a boost in your look.
Products Needed: Box color, conditioner, and hair oil. I recommend Shea Moisture Medium Golden Brown boxed hair color.
Tips: No need to get bleached out blond, a subtle color lift is all it takes to give you that extra oomph.
Goddess Half Twist
Try this twist on the goddess braid by leaving the crown exposed.
Products Needed: Hair moisturizer and some gel. I recommend Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine to keep tangles at a minimum as you style the hair.
Lupita Inspired Asymetrical TWA
Whether for work or play, you will not disappoint in this Lupita inspired ‘do.
Products Needed: Wide tooth comb, leave-in conditioner and your favorite oil.
The Wash n Go TWA Edition
Wash n go’s are fabulous on any hair length and perfectly suitable for most work environments.
Products Needed: Moisturizing conditioner, curl forming/holding product. I recommend Kinky Kurly’s Curling Custard.
Tip: You may be able to get away with 3 day hair here. Experiment by wrapping hair at night and re-wetting in the morning.
So Sky High
While this is certainly a non-traditional women’s hairstyle, its perfectly manicured sides and neat crown make it suitable for professional environments.
Products Needed: Afro pick, hair moisturizer and oil. I recommend Carol’s Daughter Nourishing Liquid Balm
Tip: The higher your hair, the more dramatic your presence!
Finger Lickin’ Good
Juicy, finger coils are perfect for short and transitioning tresses. Best part is this style stays fresh for days.
Products Needed: Rat tail comb, and your favorite styler. Try using Shea Moisture’s Curl Enhancing Smoothie.
Tips: To prevent flaking, don’t use too much product.
Show Out With Your Coil Out
For a defined and full look, coil outs are perfect, don’t you think?
Products Needed: Styling product, dryer (optional) and your favorite natural hair oil.
Tips: Use almond oil to help release the coils without frizz.
This combination of funk and function is perfect for the fashion forward career woman.
Products Needed: Hair oil. I recommend a light one, like coconut.
Tips: Take your look to another level with a fabulous color.
Which of these looks would you wear to work?