Topic: hair

In Ridiculous Study News, Blondes Do Have More Fun But Brunettes Have Better Careers

In Ridiculous Study News, Blondes Do Have More Fun But Brunettes Have Better Careers

Good news, brunettes: blondes may truly have more fun, but women with darker-hued hair tend to have more successful careers, according to a riduculous study from The Daily Mail. Facial mapping experts (oh, brother) in England looked at the facial features we associate with success and leadership in the workplace, and the results found that those with straight dark hair were considered more likely to succeed. Well, this makes the plot of Legally Blonde seem way more believable!
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The 10 Major Appearance Blunders That Can Kill Your ‘Executive Presence’ In Seconds

The 10 Major Appearance Blunders That Can Kill Your 'Executive Presence' In Seconds

his week Marie Claire hosted an event called “The Power of Presence.” Sylvia Ann Hewlett, economist and the founding president of the Center for Talent Innovation, broke down exactly what ‘Executive Presence’ means in a research report she presented to the audience. Based on the responses of executives she surveyed, it was found that the  three main pillars of Executive Presence are gravitas, communication and appearance. If you use these three things correctly you can thrive in a “world that is still led by pale males,” she said. “Appearance is an extraordinarily powerful first filtering. It can get you knocked off the list in a second.” To make sure you aren’t knocking yourself off the list, check out these nine easy appearance blunders. More »

9 Fashion Blunders That Will Undermine Your Presence At Work

9 Fashion Blunders That Will Undermine Your Presence At Work

Our friends over at Marie Claire recently surveyed their readers, both female and male, on what clothing mistakes can completely undermine a woman’s presence and capability at work. These are not just fashion blunders but they literally have the power to hurt your career. They came up with a list of the worst ones and we thought they were great. Just remember, check yourself before you leave for work. More »

Is Long Hair Bad For Your Career?

Is Long Hair Bad For Your Career?

When we are little girls, many of us dream of having long, beautiful hair. It probably has to do with the fact that princesses always seem to have the longest hair. But eventually we grow up and develop personalities and realize our hair doesn’t totally represent us. It is merely an accessory that happens to grow out of our head. But can the way you wear your hair, specifically if you wear it very long, hurt your career?

In the book Nice Girls Don’t Get The Corner Office there is a theory that long hair can be detrimental to your career. First of all, long hair can easily look unprofessional if you don’t put a lot of time into it. It needs to be brushed perfectly so it doesn’t look like you just stepped off the hippie commune and straight into your office. This is why many women who wear their long, wear it up at work so it is out of their face and they don’t have to worry about it. But another reason long hair can be bad is because it affects your body language, which we all know, can make a huge impact. More »

Corporette’s Kat Griffin Says Don’t Let Stilettos Hold Back Your Career

Corporette's Kat Griffin Says Don't Let Stilettos Hold Back Your Career

A few years ago when Kat Griffin, founder of the work fashion blog Corporette, was working as a litigator for a Wall Street firm she noticed a major problem. She loved reading fashion blogs and magazines but she found that the advice they were giving when it came to what to wear to work was really off and not practical. “They were like ‘Here is how to wear gladiator sandals to an interview’ and I was just thinking, what world do these people live in? Or they were trying to get me to spend $80 on a t-shirt that I can’t even wear to work.” Kat said this is where the idea for a blog that would help people who for the majority of their lives have to dress corporately came in. “I just said, ‘Why is no one writing for me?’ When you’re a young working woman, your paycheck primarily goes to clothes for work, clothes for working out and clothes for going out so an $80 t-shirt or gladiator sandals didn’t really have a place in my life. This was not a part of my budget.” And so Corporette was born. More »