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4 top bad hair day fixes for a corporate look


Hair is one of the first things people notice, positioned front and center it’s one of the most visible aspects of your appearance and as such it provides a wealth of information from which to from a first impression. From an evolutionary perspective, our brains are wired to decode information and judgments based on the amount, luster and texture of our hair.

Our hair is personal, an extension growing outside our bodies that gives insight in a most public way to our health, age, status and femininity. Hair matters, especially in when it comes to women. A hair insecurity or bad hair day has the potential to impact more than just your image as these feelings spill over into your day and can impact your productivity at work, your social networking ability and most importantly your confidence.

The good news is, your hair is the one aspect of your appearance that in most cases is within your control. While you can’t change your height, your features or the hands of time, you can with relative ease enhance your hair. And while the hair and beauty industry is a multibillion-dollar industry, you can quite effortlessly transform a bad hair day without breaking the bank with these simple tips:

1. Dry shampoo

The most efficient way to take your day (or two) old hair and transform it to an oil free voluminous mane. Keep some in your office drawer for emergencies!

2. The ponytail

There are a myriad of options to amp up a simple ponytail into a sleek and sophisticated hairdo. From wrapping your own hair around the elastic to adding a delicate accessory such as a jeweled hairband or hair broach. For a more dramatic do, try a sleek high pony with bangs swept back in a poof. There’s nothing quite like the instant (non-surgical) facelift that a high placed ponytail provides.

3. Extensions and clip-ins

Ask any woman who wears extensions and they will tell you they rarely have a bad hair day! Available in every form,color and style, extensions instantly add volume, length and body to limp thin or lifeless hair. If a full head of extensions are not within your budget, opt instead for clip in strands that you can strategically place to add volume or flowing curls to enhance your own locks. Clip-ins also come in the form of ponytails and beautiful chignon buns. Simply tie back your hair and effortlessly clip the piece into place!

4. Hair filler fibers

Instantly fill in balding patches or thinning hair. Simply shake on the powder like fibers, which bond to the existing hair to add fullness and coverage to thinning areas. Finish off with a spray which keeps the fibers in place and voila, an instant boost in coverage and confidence!

About Monica Romeo

The Image Consultancy’s Monica Romeo is a certified Image Consultant and HR Professional with over 10 years experience in coaching, recruiting and corporate consulting, Monica is a firm believer in the transformative power of a professional image. With a degree in Psychology and certifications in kinesics (body language), etiquette and image consulting, Monica is keenly aware of the role of appearance and behavior in society and as such she is passionate about inspiring change in the lives of her clients. A highly sought after consultant and speaker, Monica works to facilitate the type of change that brings with it confidence and momentum. A confidence that blows open the doors of opportunity and attracts clients, relationships, promotion and possibility into the lives of her clients. Working with the unique aspects of each body, lifestyle and budget, Monica’s transformations have the ability to bring about profound and remarkable change.

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