Best hairstyles for the working woman

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Work that hair!

If you’re like most women, you’re lucky to leave the house in the morning with matching socks. With limited time and never-ending responsibilities, the morning rush can put a crimp on your style and beauty. Get your beauty mojo back by taking a few extra minutes to try out the best hairstyles for the working woman.

Hairstyles for working women

Celebrity stylist George Papanikolas, who has worked with stars like Nicole Richie, Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears and Jessica Stoup, wants to help you spruce up your workday look. Check out his recommendations for five fabulous hairstyles for the working woman, plus easy-to-follow steps. Get your beauty on!

1Smooth & shiny blowout

Whether you're giving an important presentation or meeting a new client, this hairstyle is sure to build your confidence and make a positive impression. "A smooth and shiny blowout always looks fresh and polished," Papanikolas said. "Start by flipping hair upside-down, then blow dry to create volume at the root." Next, Papanikolas recommends lifting the hair away from the head for added volume and bounce.

2Sleek ponytail

This is a go-to, reliable hairstyle for busy working women. According to Papanikolas, a sleek ponytail is also super-hot this season. Here's how to get this look: "Take a small lock of hair and wrap around the elastic so that it's hidden, and secure with a bobby pin," he said. "Tame any fly-aways to give hair extra polish and shine."

3French twist

For a professional, no-nonsense 'do, opt for a French twist, another hot style for the season. "Use large bobby pins to help secure it, and use a firm-hold hairspray to keep it in place," Papanikolas said.

4Low chignon

"A low chignon is always chic and appropriate for work," Papanikolas said. To get this look, start by tying your hair into a low ponytail. "Then, loosely wrap hair around the ponytail, securing pieces with bobby pins."

5Low side ponytail

Looking for a cute, trendy hairstyle for your next lunch meeting? Go for a fresh, chic side ponytail. "Tie hair into a loose ponytail at the nape of the neck at one side," Papanikolas said. "Use a 1-inch curling iron to add some loose waves and finish with a soft-hold hairspray."

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