Singapore's Favourite Hairdos To Project Politician-level Professionalism

Published on Jul 08, 2020
Singapore Politician Hairstyle Grace Fu

Source: Channelnewsasia Special Report on GE2020 Candidates

Here's a funky, dyed pixie cut worn by Grace Fu from People's Action Party - coolly bold and professional.

Singapore Politician Hairstyle PAP Josephine Teo

Source: Channelnewsasia Special Report on GE2020 Candidates

Here's Josephine Teo from People's Action Party. Her fringe, deftly trimmed in a slick diagonal line, gives her a clean, sassy look.

Singapore Politician Hairstyle Gigene Wong from Progress Singapore Party Pixie Haircut

Source: Channelnewsasia Special Report on GE2020 Candidates

Here's a similar pixie on Gigene Wong from Progress Singapore Party. By wearing her bangs more loosely, and with her parting closer to the centre of her crown, she is portrayed as more down-to-earth and approachable.

Short Pixie Haircut of Singapore Politician Hairstyle Foo Mee Har from People's Action Party

Source: Channelnewsasia Special Report on GE2020 Candidates

Here's Foo Mee Har from People's Action Party with a more even hair-length, distributed across a longer pixie cut. Higher on the femininity scale than other pixies cuts, this is a good option for for those who prefer not to go super-short.

Short Hairstyle of Singapore Politician Poh Li San from People's Action Party

Source: Channelnewsasia Special Report on GE2020 Candidates

Don't like the feeling of bangs on your face? Keep everything one-length and funkily sprayed up, like Poh Li San from People's Action Party, who is also rocking a sassy salt-and-pepper which lends confidence and class.

How the Pixie looks on the Rest of Us


You don't have to be a politician to look good in a pixie.

Short Haircut and Brown Hair Colour (Shota) by Fluxus House

Fluxus House @ Outram Park

The reason why it is so popular is because this do is wonderfully versatile, and lends some zing to all hair types and textures. 

Short Natural Curly Haircut by Ann's Studio

Ann's Studio @ The Adelphi

If you have natural curls hair (see above) or permed Kdrama-inspired waves (see below), pixie cuts amplify your inner spunk for a more fun, energetic vibe. 

Korean Short Hair Cut and Perm by Style NA

Style NA Korean Salon by Joel Park @ Parkway Parade

For those of us who have straight hair and less texture, the lightness of the pixie cut can boost your hair volume and bring attention to your eyes.

Short Hair Cut (Takumi) by Art Noise Japanese Hair Salon

Art Noise Japanese Hair Salon

And since it reduces the overall weight around your face, the pixie cut buoys up your features and can help turn back time!

Short Haircut for Mature Ladies by Chez Vous Hair Salon

Chez Vous Hair Salon @ Ngee Ann City

That's possibly why this cut is so enduringly popular among mature readers.

Short Pixie Hair and Colour for Mature Ladies (Preston) by MODE Studio

Mode Studio @ Wheelock Place

2. The Short, Straight Bob


The second most popular hairstyle amongst this year's female political candidates is the Short Straight Bob. We love how it walks the lines between fresh and functional, funky and feminine...Perfect for politicians who need to appeal to diverse masses. It certainly works on us: BU agents are such fans of this that we have written an entire article dedicated to why you should rock a bob for a job interview.

Plus, straight bobs are eminently customisable.

Singapore Politican Hairstyle Medium Length Bob Amy Khor from People's Action Party

Source: Channelnewsasia Special Report on GE2020 Candidates

In this longer, ash-brown version worn by Amy Khor from People's Action Party, the combination of bangs with the slight C-curl at her hair ends frames and slims her face, making her look gamine and gutsy.

Singapore Politician Smart Short Bob Hairstyle Sim Ann from the People's Action Party

Source: Channelnewsasia Special Report on GE2020 Candidates

Sim Ann from the People's Action Party sports a short, smart bob without bangs or hair dye, channeling elegant, straightforward simplicity.

Singapore Politician Hairstyle Elegant Short Bob Sun Xueling from People's Action Party,

Source: Channelnewsasia Special Report on GE2020 Candidates

With Sun Xueling from People's Action Party, the subtle waves on her black hair lend her classic femininity.

Singapore Politician Hazel Poa from Progress Singapore Party Hairstyle Short Bob

Source: Channelnewsasia Special Report on GE2020 Candidates

Meanwhile, the more voluminous, slightly tousled bob on Hazel Poa from Progress Singapore Party projects energy and a go-getting spirit.

Sleek Short Bob of On Min Cheong from the Singapore Democratic Party

Source: Channelnewsasia Special Report on GE2020 Candidates

On Min Cheong from the Singapore Democratic Party, we see a super sleek geometric bob, channeling precision, decisiveness, and modernity. 

How the Short, Straight Bob looks on the Rest of Us


First up, we've found out who was responsible for Min Cheong's gorgeous bob - Gabriel from Mode Studio @ Wheelock Place.

But again, you don't have to be in politics to rock this sharp style. The Beauty Emporium by The Urban Aesthetics is where DJ/Emcee Petrina Kow goes for her beautiful bob.

Trendy Short Bob by Chez Vous

Chez Vous Hair Salon @ Ngee Ann City

In general, straight bobs are great for career women, since they balance assertiveness with simple approachability, which might explain why this style is asked for everywhere.

Smart Short Bob Hair Cut by Art Noise

Art Noise Japanese Hair Salon

And they're fabulously structural too. A great straight bob doesn't just look good from the front. 

Chic Bob Hair Cut (Justin) by Zinc Korean Hair Salon

Bob Haircut by Zinc Korean Hair Salon

A stylist with skill should also be able to sculpt a stylish silhouette seen from the sides and back as well.

Short Bob by Shun from AUBE Japanese Marina Link

Short bob by Shun from AUBE Japanese Hair Salon @ Marina Link

3. Textured Bob


For those with natural waves, don't feel the need to straighten your hair to look business-ready. Take your cue from the numerous curly-haired politicians radiating dynamism and drive with their Textured Bobs. Their heaven-given swirls add complexity and animation to the simple bob for some major go-getting vibes.

Textured Bob of Singapore Politician Joan Pereira from People's Action Party

Source: Channelnewsasia Special Report on GE2020 Candidates

Joan Pereira from People's Action Party has gentle waves, which temper what might otherwise be an austere cut. Her piercing gaze is softened by the understated whorls, making her look more amicable and caring.

Raeesah Khan from Worker's Party Hairstyle Curly Hair

Source: The Workers Party Facebook

Raeesah Khan from Worker's Party shows off her individuality and fearlessness with a this cut that doesn't attempt to tame, but instead celebrates her lush ringlets. It also has the benefit of keeping her hair off her face so she looks ready for action.

Vigneswari Ramachandran from the Reform Party

Source: Channelnewsasia Special Report on GE2020 Candidates

On Vigneswari Ramachandran from the Reform Party, we see a brightening brown hair colour that adds further texture and character to her bob, with the overall effect of youthful initiative balanced by the bob's sensible length.

How the Textured Bob looks on the Rest of Us


If you're lucky to be blessed with curls, embrace them by getting the best haircut for your curly hair according to wave type. Or for those with naturally straight hair that nonetheless covet this style, consider a low-maintenance perm that is perfect for busy working women.

In either case, all these lovely looks are within your reach:

Textured Bob for Natural Curly Hair by Ann's Studio

Ann's Studio @ The Adelphi 

Textured Haircut for Natural Curl by Ann's Studio

Ann's Studio @ The Adelphi

Wavy Bob for Medium Hair by Chez Vous Hideaway

Wavy bob by Shawn from Chez Vous Hideaway @ Ngee Ann City

Shoulder Length Bob, Colour and Perm (Ryo) by Threes Japanese Hair Salon

Threes Japanese Hair Salon

Textured Bob for Short Hair by Chez Vous

Textured Bob by Victor from Chez Vous Hair Salon @ Ngee Ann City

4. Straight Lob


For dialed-up femininity and timelessness, a longer bob is choice of many female politicians. It scores bonus points for making its wearer look more kind and approachable, since it is a softer look in comparison to the shorter styles above.

Straight Lob Haircut Sylvia Lim from Workers' Party

Source: Channelnewsasia Special Report on GE2020 Candidates

Sylvia Lim from Workers' Party wears a layered brown bob. The layered hair tapers upward towards her warm smile, and complementing her kind, personable image.

Straight Lob of Singapore Politician Nadia Ahmad Samdin from People's Action Party

Source: Channelnewsasia Special Report on GE2020 Candidates

Nadia Ahmad Samdin from People's Action Party wears a classic straight lob, with subtle C-curls at the ends to add a girlish accent. This little touch helps avoid the weightiness that can be prevalent in longer, one-length locks.

Straight Lob Haircut of Singapore Politician Cheryl Chan from People's Action Party

Source: Channelnewsasia Special Report on GE2020 Candidates

Cheryl Chan from People's Action Party sports a a simple, side-parted bob with understated layers. The lack of obvious frills channels forthrightness, while the layers - with the length of the cut - have a slimming effect.

Long Bob Haircut of Wendy Low from Progress Singapore Party

Source: Channelnewsasia Special Report on GE2020 Candidates

Wendy Low from Progress Singapore Party has a long bob with a side-part. Instead of hanging straight, her do skims her face in a very understated curl to subtly channel energy, while the side-parting keeps her hair out of the way and signals that she's ready to serve.

How the Lob looks on the Rest of Us


A look that is easy to achieve and maintain, the long bob is sleek and professional, while not being short on style..

Sleek Straight Lob for Medium Hair by Shun Sakurai

Shun Sakurai

The lob also demonstrates how you can get instant face-contouring by snipping a few inches of hair off in the right places.

Medium-Hair Straight Lob by Chez Vous

Chez Vous Hair Salon

Also, with some gentle waves, the lob can take on voluptuous shapeliness, combining sultriness with sass.

Two Tone Hair Colour and Lob Cut (Jun Park) by Leekaja

Flowy lob by Jun from LeeKaJa Korean Hair & Beauty Salon @ Mandarin Gallery

Or pair your lob with the right brown dye and you immediately have up-to-the-minute K-Pop vibes...

Lob Haircut with See Through Bangs and Treatment (Jenny) by Leekaja

LeeKaJa Korean Hair Salon @ Mandarin Gallery

...Or J-Pop sweetness.

Japanese Style Straight Lob by Picasso Hair Studio

Picasso Hair Studio

And because of the inherent youthfulness of the lob, going gray with it can be an intriguing option.

Sleek Bob for Medium Hair and Grey Hair Colour by MODE Studio

Sleek lob by Preston from Mode Studio @ Wheelock Place

(Need more short haircut ideas? Here are 30 chic short hairstyles to try.)

4. Longer Straight Hair with Curled Ends


Many political candidates do also rock long straight locks - a classic, minimal-maintenance do for the busy woman. Of course, they add distinct personality touches to their tresses with curls to accent the ends.

Straight Lob with C Curl of Singapore Politician Ng Ling Ling from People's Action Party

Source: Channelnewsasia Special Report on GE2020 Candidates

In this shot, Ng Ling Ling from People's Action Party has almost abrupt inward C-Curls on the very ends of her locks, which takes the weight off long locks and hints at hidden spunk underlying her severity. We like how her brown highlights accentuate the smooth, straight texture of her crown.

Singapore Politician Cheng Li Hui from PAP Straight Lob with C Curl

Source: Channelnewsasia Special Report on GE2020 Candidates

Cheng Li Hui from PAP went for larger C-Curls, projecting energy and vivacity in the face of hard tasks ahead.

Singapore Politician Rachel Ong from the PAP Hairstyle

Source: Channelnewsasia Special Report on GE2020 Candidates

For Rachel Ong from the PAP, the curls start earlier, creating subtle but distinct waves - gently romantic, and channeling the vibe of a politician who dares to dream.

Singapore Politician Yeo Wan Ling from PAP Hairstyle

Source: Channelnewsasia Special Report on GE2020 Candidates

Yeo Wan Ling from PAP has the most unabashedly defined curls out of these four ladies, signaling nurturing femininity, and perhaps some daring amid a sea of more severe styles.

How Straight Hair with Curled Ends Looks on the Rest of Us


It's incredible how a tiny tweak at the tips of your tresses can cause a drastic change to your appearance. They can also be really fuss free, with perms to make those hair-end curls semi-permanent, minimizing time spent before heading out.

For other personality-filled customisations to straight hair with curled ends, consider adding layers to lighten up your locks, giving them animation and attitude.

Not to mention, this combi is also great for framing a youthful face.

Straight Hair with C Curl and Bangs by Threes Japanese Hair Salon

Threes Japanese Hair Salon

Or add bangs and a centre-parting for a classy-but-cute, seventies throwback look.

C Curl with Parting Bangs by Style NA

Style NA Korean Salon @ Parkway Parade

By having larger and more distinct curls at the ends, you can amp up the sensuality of your coiff.

Long Hair with C Curl by Zinc Korean Hair Salon

Zinc Korean Hair Salon

Now that you've seen these styles, feel free to go forth and impress your employers - or potential employers - with your new dos that radiate politician-level professionalism!

Straight Hair with Curl End by Chez Vous

Chez Vous Hair Salon @ Ngee Ann City

And meanwhile, may the best woman win.

Disclaimer: This article is not meant to reflect the political stance of Beauty Undercover or their writers - just to highlight hairstyle inspirations.

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