Women's hair styles for superday interview

I have a superday interview coming up and I'd appreciate any advice on this totally superficial but possibly relevant subject...

I've got some curly ass hair. Like really curly. I like it... I think it suits my personality. I'm wondering though, for my superdays in NY, if I should blow-dry it/straighten it or whatever it is that girls do to look more presentable.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Jan 21, 2011 - 12:55pm

Picture or you're fake

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford
Jan 21, 2011 - 1:25pm

Of course happy would ...

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Jan 21, 2011 - 1:28pm

you guys really need to stop taking my lines.

its PICS OR YOU DONT EXIST!

"Oh the ladies ever tell you that you look like a fucking optical illusion" - Frank Slaughtery 25th Hour.
Jan 21, 2011 - 1:44pm

whatever makes you look hotter and/or more professional.

post pix and we'll vote on it ;)~

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Jan 21, 2011 - 8:47pm

I always wear mine super conservative, either a bun, french chignon, braid, or ponytail. You can't go wrong with a bun honestly. The main thing is to look clean and presentable, slick back flyaways, etc. I think the most important thing to keep in mind is that you want to dress well and be presentable but not to the point that people notice your outfit more than YOU. Make sense?
If you go to a beauty supply store the girls should be able to help you pick up clips and hair stuff to get fast and easy updo's. Practice styling it before you go too to see what you feel most comfortable with.
Good luck!

Jan 21, 2011 - 11:25pm

I'm sticking by my guns: post a series of pix and we'll vote on it....

....and yeah, conservative is probably better

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Jan 22, 2011 - 9:26am

Bald is beautiful motherfucker. Watch your mouth.

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford
Jan 27, 2011 - 9:21pm
<span><a href=//www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/sac-capital>SAC</a></span>:
Curly hair looks horrible on women to be honest.

agreed

"I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people"

Jan 28, 2011 - 9:39am

I stand by my original point - post pics of you with different doos, and we'll vote: hot or not

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Jan 28, 2011 - 4:02pm

In general, super-curly shit is not on point. I don't buy the whole "let it match your personality/body type" line most girls love to throw around because the chances of you actually having the body type that makes it look like anything other than trashy is zero to nil.

Soft curls or wavy hair is gorgeous. Plain straight gets really old really quickly, especially when you see 900 people with identical styles one after another.

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Jan 28, 2011 - 4:03pm

Acceptable Hairstyles for Women (Originally Posted: 05/25/2012)

Despite searching, I have not seen a topic regarding ethnic hair. My goal is eventually go into Investment Banking. However, I'm not trying to get laughed out of the interview for looking too different. So, I want REAL advice. Are there any women in banking on here that understand this dilemma? Have you guys seen any interns or entry level analysts with ethnic hair. I'm referring to NEAT braids, afros, or twists. This is a very serious question. I want to go natural for cultural reasons, but I have a good suspicion that bone straight hair is the norm. Should I just suck it up and get a wig or relaxer?

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Jan 28, 2011 - 4:04pm

I have seen a girl go natural, and with twists (similar to the pic), but she usually pulled it back in a bun. She generally had it that way most times. You should think conservatism in your appearance, and you will be fine.

Jan 28, 2011 - 4:06pm

@Race

Does conservatism = look more white and not "ghetto"? *snark

As a note stay away from any hairstyle Cassie or Rhianna has. Garbage on so many levels.

I had a MD that was a black woman and she would wear her hair pressed or in a pony tail. If you have kinkier hair then wear it even all around and not partial braids on the side or top. Also stay away from multicolor hair. I have not seen that many afros.

Here are some examples:

What looks good to wear: http://howtohairbraiding.com/natural-hair-braids/

Not so good to wear: http://howtohairbraiding.com/natural-hair-braids/

Main thing is to make sure your resume is fire and you interview well because at the end of the day that is mostly what will matter.

P.S. You would get bonus points from me if your wear natural hair during the interview. Just sayin'

Jan 28, 2011 - 4:09pm
RGE:
@Race

Does conservatism = look more white and not "ghetto"? *snark

As a note stay away from any hairstyle Cassie or Rhianna has. Garbage on so many levels.

I had a MD that was a black woman and she would wear her hair pressed or in a pony tail. If you have kinkier hair then wear it even all around and not partial braids on the side or top. Also stay away from multicolor hair. I have not seen that many afros.

Here are some examples:

What looks good to wear: http://howtohairbraiding.com/natural-hair-braids/

Not so good to wear: http://howtohairbraiding.com/natural-hair-braids/

Main thing is to make sure your resume is fire and you interview well because at the end of the day that is mostly what will matter.

P.S. You would get bonus points from me if your wear natural hair during the interview. Just sayin'

Don't extrapolate beyond the statement, conservatism, means exactly that, conservatism.

Jan 28, 2011 - 4:10pm
RGE:
@Race

Does conservatism = look more white and not "ghetto"? *snark

As a note stay away from any hairstyle Cassie or Rhianna has. Garbage on so many levels.

I had a MD that was a black woman and she would wear her hair pressed or in a pony tail. If you have kinkier hair then wear it even all around and not partial braids on the side or top. Also stay away from multicolor hair. I have not seen that many afros.

Here are some examples:

What looks good to wear: http://howtohairbraiding.com/natural-hair-braids/

Not so good to wear: http://howtohairbraiding.com/natural-hair-braids/

Main thing is to make sure your resume is fire and you interview well because at the end of the day that is mostly what will matter.

P.S. You would get bonus points from me if your wear natural hair during the interview. Just sayin'

As far as the links... I'm not sure if I did in fact see what you did there... or if that was an actual mistake lol.

But sidenote... I think I have to make one of these for Black guys... Cause I'm all types of confused on what "conservative" means as far as that goes.

Jan 28, 2011 - 4:11pm
RGE:

I had a MD that was a black woman and she would wear her hair pressed or in a pony tail.

Yeah, I've heard of MDs (haven't really met them) having natural hair. I would attribute that to a higher position giving someone the opportunity to have more control, authority, and flexibility. That's why I was asking about entry level specifically.

RGE:

Here are some examples:

What looks good to wear: http://howtohairbraiding.com/natural-hair-braids/

Not so good to wear: http://howtohairbraiding.com/natural-hair-braids/

Thanks, but the links are the same.


P.S. You would get bonus points from me if your wear natural hair during the interview. Just sayin'

Hopefully, I'll run into someone like you during the interview process.

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Jan 28, 2011 - 4:12pm
Connor:

Connor, that's not quite the hairstyle I'm going for. I'm not comfortable with wearing Afros personally. I simply listed them as an example. I would lean more towards braids or twists if I were to use my natural hair.

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Jan 28, 2011 - 4:21pm

Women's Hair Color (Originally Posted: 12/04/2010)

Hi WSO fashionistos and fashionistas,

I have seen a few threads in the archives about men's hair colors and what is acceptable at the majority of financial firms. However, I would like to hear some input about womens' hair colors. Now, I don't mean bright pink or anything that would be a requirement for being a sales associate at Hot Topic. I'm a naturally fair blonde, and get slight highlights to make my hair look like a mixture of champagne and strawberry blonde. However, I passionately miss when I had very light hair -- not bleached, but definitely platinum blonde. It looked natural on me since I am very fair and light eyed, but due to the economic issues the past couple of years it was too expensive to maintain. But, times are improving slightly and by the time I would be (hopefully) working on Wall Street, I will be able to get that hue again.

So my question is: how acceptable are striking (but natural) shades on Wall Street? Do women have dark black hair, rich red hair, or very light blonde hair? Should I stick with a slightly darker shade, or will I be taken as seriously and considered as professional with a lighter shade?

Thank you in advance!

Jan 28, 2011 - 4:43pm

blastoise:
same question for men are blond highlights for men allowed? or will they think you are gay?

you could avoid coming across gay by only frosting the tips. Go to a salon and tell your hairstylist: "Just the tip, please". She'll know exactly what you mean

More is good, all is better
Jan 28, 2011 - 4:27pm
blastoise:

IBankedout:
^^ Super gay. You're kidding right?
You mean my frosted tips and nipple rings are gay?
Reality hits you hard, bro...
Jan 28, 2011 - 4:25pm

anaismalcolm..... as always.... pics or you dont exist.

That aside as long as its not obnoxious it wont matter.

"Oh the ladies ever tell you that you look like a fucking optical illusion" - Frank Slaughtery 25th Hour.
Jan 28, 2011 - 4:26pm

.

One of those lights, slightly brighter than the rest, will be my wingtip passing over.
Jan 28, 2011 - 4:31pm

so pics or not? PM is good

"Oh the ladies ever tell you that you look like a fucking optical illusion" - Frank Slaughtery 25th Hour.
Jan 28, 2011 - 4:32pm
trade4size:
so pics or not? PM is good

+1 I can be the second opinion

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford
Jan 28, 2011 - 4:36pm

oopsies...wrong thread

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford
Jan 28, 2011 - 4:35pm

pics or she doesnt exist monty

"Oh the ladies ever tell you that you look like a fucking optical illusion" - Frank Slaughtery 25th Hour.
Jan 28, 2011 - 4:37pm

trade4size:
pics or she doesnt exist

Funny how this has been the recurring phrase on WSO lately.

People like Coldplay and voted for the Nazis, you can't trust people Jeremy
Jan 28, 2011 - 4:39pm

jorge - I pretty much coined the phrase a few years ago on here

"Oh the ladies ever tell you that you look like a fucking optical illusion" - Frank Slaughtery 25th Hour.
Jan 28, 2011 - 4:44pm
trade4size:
jorge - I pretty much coined the phrase a few years ago on here

is that a more flaccid version of "TITS OR GTFO" ?

More is good, all is better
Jan 28, 2011 - 4:45pm

No I just dont like when a girl on here acts like they are hot but wont show it.

"Oh the ladies ever tell you that you look like a fucking optical illusion" - Frank Slaughtery 25th Hour.
Jan 28, 2011 - 4:46pm

.

One of those lights, slightly brighter than the rest, will be my wingtip passing over.
Jan 28, 2011 - 4:47pm

Dont read them so dont care.

"Oh the ladies ever tell you that you look like a fucking optical illusion" - Frank Slaughtery 25th Hour.
Jan 28, 2011 - 4:48pm

There's marriage threads?

I am permanently behind on PMs, it's not personal.

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