When long days at the office turn into post-work nights out, there isn't always time to completely change your look.
Luckily, these five styles will get you through the work day and any plans on your schedule for the night.
The braid trend isn't going anywhere, which is great news for those of us who want to look cute when meeting up with friends.
After a day of leaving your hair down, create a fishtail braid in minutes. Start with your hair in two sections. Pull a piece from one section and pull it to the opposite section. Do the same on the opposite side, then repeat until all of your hair is braided. Secure it with an elastic and pull it a bit to keep it loose.
Leaving your hair down everyday can get boring, and topknots are the most professional of hairstyles. Wearing your hair half up is the perfect compromise. The look works well with curled hair. After styling, just pull part of your hair back and secure it in a bun or twist. Use bobby pins, rather than elastics, for a sleeker and more professional look that transitions just right to a night look.
A long-time love of professional women, the chignon is a polished style that keeps hair up and out of your face throughout the day. Get the look by pulling your hair to one side, twisting it all the way down, and curling it around into a bun.
Take the office-appropriate look to happy hour with a quick tweak. Pull out a few strands around your face and loosen up the chignon. You'll end up with a messier, effortless style.
A sleek and simple ponytail is the norm for many women in offices. It takes next to no time and looks professional. On the other hand, it's a little boring for dinner and drinks.
Take your ponytail after hours by adding some volume. Split your hair into a top and bottom section. Clip up the top section. Then, grab your comb and tease the bottom section until it's full of volume. Spritz hairspray then add the top section in and secure it all with an elastic.
Stuck late at work with no time for a restyle? One quick tip can do the trick. Just change your part! A center part works well at work. Changing it up to a deep side part instantly gives an edgier look, perfect for hitting the town at the end of the day.
Looking for a new style that works with any day to night look? Contact the stylists at The Salon by Lora Brown to make an appointment!
Lora Brown is a master stylist and the owner of The Salon by Lora Brown. She has worked in the salon industry for 30 years.