Perfect Job Interview Look

Get an edge (and hopefully a job!) with these foolproof tips from hair, makeup and career experts

Job Interview Perfect Ponytail

The job interview ponytail

If your hair is on the long side (at least long enough to pull into a pony without getting that little stub tail), then try this look:

Step 1: Apply an anti-frizz product (try Paul Labrecque Curly Style, $24) to your hair, whether it’s straight or curly.

Step 2: If your hair is straight, blow dry it with a round or paddle brush for extra smoothness. If your hair is curly, apply a curl-enhancing gel or cream (like Bumble and bumble Curl Conscious Defining Creme, $27) and either air dry or dry with a diffuser.

Step 3: Pull hair back into a ponytail. It doesn’t have to be super-tight, but you don’t want a lot of loose strands falling out either.

Step 4: For that extra polish that makes a ponytail job interview worthy, take a strand of hair and wrap it around your hair elastic neatly, then pin the ends underneath the pony. You can also add a conservative-looking headband if you want.

Step 5: Run a smoothing product or shine serum over your hair if it needs some extra sleekness.