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“Turn and face the strange: changes,” crooned David Bowie. Talk about changes. Little did Bowie know how strange the pandemic would end up being and the plethora of changes it would bring to the workforce. From forgotten commutes to Zoom calls to working in pajamas, a typical workday is anything but typical these days. One routine that has fallen by the wayside is the hair routine. Without in-person office meetings, many women have been lax with their hair. But 18 months into the pandemic, it's time for a little refresher. Although let’s face it, we all want easy when it comes to WFH hairstyles, you still need a professional, polished look for your Zoom meetings and beyond.
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If you wake up with minutes to spare before your next Zoom appearance, create a low bun at the nape of your neck, twisting your hair as you go. Use a hairband to hold it loosely together. Make sure to pull several strands of hair in the front that will frame your face. If it has been a few days since your last shampoo, try out Root Lift Spray before you fashion your bun so you can add volume to the look. This will create a more put-together picture for the camera, and you will feel more confident as you sign in to your meetings.
If there is one trend for the Zoom meetings of fall, that trend is braids. From tiny accent braids to braids worn with decorative headbands, this is an easy way to tame your tresses. One go-to technique is to part your hair down the middle and create two tiny face-framing braids. You can also move the braids farther back in your hair, and this works especially well if you have long hair. Use tiny braids as you would use face-framing layers any time you pull back your hair for a fun yet sophisticated look. If your hair has the texture for it, create tiny chic braids by teasing the ends, and you won’t even need to add a hairband!
No matter how you use your braids to create a camera-ready look, try our Liquid Satin Treatment to tame your tresses. With proteins and amino acids, this product can be applied to wet or dry hair and will not only tame the flyaways but will create more shine as well. This product is a huge plus when you are pressed for time but also want to look your best on a zoom call.
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One quick technique you may have used for Zoom calls past is the magic of the ponytail. By this point in the pandemic, however, you may have overused this tactic. How can you create a simple look that looks a little more professional? When you pull your hair back, twist it as you would for a messy bun, but pull it down instead of up and secure it with a classy claw clip. Pull a few strands out to frame your face, or even add some tiny braids with your clip look!
And since time is of a premium in making it to your meetings, if you use this Blowout Brush, you can be even more efficient with the clock when you have to wash your hair! It’s the best blowout brush for this look. With the ability to dry, volumize, style, and curl all with one tool, the plasma ionic technology takes things one step further by purifying the air and eliminating extra static and frizz. This not only saves you precious time but also gives you state-of-the-art technology in order to look your best.
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If you are truly pressed for time or decide that waking up 4 minutes before your zoom call is your best option, then the least you can do is up your hair accessory game. Headbands are big for fall, and the more decorative the better. These can be used with a variety of hairstyles. When thinking about accessories, even a velvet scrunchie can add class to your act. Whatever you do, stay away from plain white or black headbands, or the sweaty scrunchies you use at the gym.
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Even if time is at a premium, you do not have to feel forced into pulling your hair back or up. You still need a sense of fashion and decorum, even if your “office” is just a Zoom camera in the corner of your living room and your dogs and children are creating chaos just off-screen. The Tourmaline Ceramic Bounce Pro Curler is the best curling iron for the job. With its Tourmaline technology, it creates an abundance of negative ions, which serve to lock in moisture and keep your hair from being frizzy as it curls. In order to create beautiful waves, separate your hair into six sections and use the Pro Curler to create loose waves in each section. Use this Variable Hold Hair Spray to seal the deal on your style. It will keep your hair looking shiny and smooth without any flaking or crunchiness.
As David Bowie crooned years ago, you need to turn and face the strange and the changes going on around you. After 18 months of Zoom calls and pandemic protocols, the world around you is certainly still strange. But you still need to maintain a professional standard with your hair, even if early mornings and long commutes have fallen by the wayside. With a few easy moves, you can get the WFH hairstyles above that are both easy and polished, and you will be ready for anything.