Gunning for a promotion or thinking of changing jobs?
A new haircut can go a long way in helping you secure the job you have been eyeing!
First impressions count and they count even more so in a professional setting, so make sure your hair is not getting in the way of your career with these hairstyles that will help you make a superb first impression!
Pixie haircuts though trendy, mean business!
Short Pixie Cut by AVENTA Hair Salon
Maybe because of its short length, it makes the wearer look more assertive and confident.
Short Pixie Cut by Chez Vous Hair Salon
Pixie haircuts, however, may not be suitable for everyone as it really depends on your face shape and personality.
We think its a great choice if you are interviewing for a position in a male-favoured industry or if you feel the need to show your authority as a boss or a manager at the interview.
Haircut + Colour + Treatment by Flamingo Hair Studio
Aside from getting a pixie haircut, it is important to tone down your colour at the same time as it can go a long way to help you look professional.
Don't be too adventurous though... an undercut + pixie haircut may detract from your resume and amazing personality!
If you're gunning for a front-facing role that requires you to look more approachable than assertive, a soft bob haircut with ash brown hair colour may be just what you need to nail the interview.
A well-maintained and well-cut bob haircut exudes an aura of class and trustworthiness.
Bob Haircut and Colour by COVO Japanese Hair Salon @ Katong
If your face shape allows, you can even add bangs to make yourself look a little younger.
Bob Haircut with Bangs by CLEO Hair & Make
For a more voluminous look, complement your bob haircut with a digital perm!
Digital Perm by Art Noise Japanese Hair Salon
Remember not to make it too curly as straight hair is more often than not seen as professional.
The edges of the A-line lob gives a good balance between assertiveness and approachability.
While the shape is overall rounded, the distinct sides of the A-line bob give the impression that one is sharp, alert and not to be easily trifled with.
A-line Haircut by Picasso Hair Studio
For ladies interviewing for management positions, the A-line haircut could work with your tone of voice to fully demonstrate the authority and knowledge you've gained in your past working experiences.
A-Line Haircut by Kobayashi Hair Design
The lob is also a comforting first step towards shorter hair!
Assertive without compromising on style, the graduated bob is a shorter version of a lob.
Graduated Bob Cut by Branche Hair Salon
There is much greater volume and lift as the hair is cut shorter.
Graduated Bob Cut by Evolve Salon
The shorter haircut also makes one look more stylish as greater confidence is required to carry this style!
In fact, we think that this hairstyle suits our mental image of magazine editors, advertising gurus and female entrepreneurs.
Don't you think so?
A graduated bob cut, however, requires a lot of skill. So do choose your hairstylist wisely!
We don't often see people wearing sharp edgy geometric bobs.
But, this hairstyle can be a great cut to stand out from other applicants, particularly if you're interviewing for jobs that are a little more artistic in nature, e.g. in design!
Precision Haircut by Chez Vous Hair Salon
Your need for perfection will show through with this hairstyle if the precision cut is done well.
Precision Haircut by Ricky from The Bund
Typically, we wouldn't recommend vibrant or crazy colours for an interview.
If executed well, though, we think that the pixelated hair colour can be a great candidate for showing off sophistication and creativity!
The precision of the pixels gives a unique feel like no other.
If you want to leave your hair long, go for a sleek, straight look rather than leaving it curly.
Call it stereotyping but straight hair usually gives the impression that you're more organised, professional and successful.
Styling by Evolve Salon for Yoyo Cao, Arissa Cheo and Kim Lim
Don't believe what we say?
Rebonding by Kobayashi Hair Design @ Far East Plaza
Just look at the before and after transformations of rebonding for ladies with curly hair.
Don't you somehow feel that she looks more professional and put together?
C Curl Rebonding by Chez Vous Hair Salon
You may want to add a C-curl perm at the end if you don't like your hair too straight.
For those who've bleached your hair multiple times, you can also consider going for a Keratin Treatment, a darker colour and a trim. It can go a long way to taming your tresses and prevent your hair from sabotaging your interview!