Your job might be a snooze-fest—but your hair doesn’t have to be. These cool celeb styles are sophisticated enough to rock on the clock…and sexy enough for happy hour afterward.
Get mileage out of yesterday’s blowout by parting your hair on the opposite side (hello, instant volume!) and securing it with a bobby pin. The inspiration for this style? The gorgeous Ashley Greene.
Give yourself a raise—literally. If backcombing isn’t enough to give you Maria Menounos’ enviable bump, here’s a way to cheat it: Pull the top half of your hair straight up over your head—as if you were creating a super-high half-pony—and secure the elastic halfway between your roots and your tips, so it’s very loose. Then stuff the ends of your strands, along with the elastic, underneath the hair at the crown. Secure with a few bobby pins to create a modern-looking bouffant.
Deep Side Part
Jessica Alba’s mega-part gives you a sexy swoop that’s still classy enough for the weekly staff meeting. For maximum drama, use the outer corner of your eye as a guideline for where to part your hair.
The ends of a choppy fringe, like Reese Witherspoon’s, act like arrows directing attention to your eyes. And since eye contact is so important in the work place, we thought this style was a no-brainer.
The Wavy Side Pony
Model and Project Runway: All-Stars host, Angela Lindvall’s soft, touchable ‘do is pulled-together and professional—the ultimate day-to-date style.
Yes, you can wear braids to the office! To make them feel grown up, tease the front of your hair, a la Zoe Saldana, for a little added volume. Then, loosely gather your hair to one side, create a braid, and place it across the top of your head, securing it behind your opposite ear. A classic working-girl look.
The Full-Body Wave
Big curls can look messy at the office, but subtle waves like Elizabeth Olsen’s are golden. Just use your flat iron to put a gentle bend midway down your locks.
Pinned Back Bangs
Secure a three-inch section of hair away from your face, like Kim Kardashian—a change-up so easy you can do it at your desk on days when your hair falls flat by lunch.
The Braided Pony
You can’t go wrong with pulled-back hair in corporate land—but Once Upon A Time star, Jennifer Morrison’s braid-meets-ponytail combo is fresh enough to remind people you’re not just another cookie-cutter employee.