Hairstyle Ideas for Young Professionals to Try


Hairstyle Ideas for Young Professionals to Try

A young professional is a twenty-something millennial entering the workforce for the first time. They are also known as "yo-pros." Typically, yo-pros ditch the generic business professional dress code for trendier outfits, they specialize in technology, and their paychecks are primarily spent on weekend entertainment and music festivals. But every yo-pro needs a knock-em-dead hairstyle to tackle the workday. Check out these three hairstyles all yo-pros should try.

The Ballerina Bun


The ballerina bun hairstyle is a sensible, yet stylish choice for the office. With a bun perched on the crown of the head, this hairstyle keeps the hair out of your face all day long. It’s the perfect choice if you want a feminine look that screams you mean business. You'll need a brush, a hair elastic, a hair donut, some bobby pins, and some finishing spray to follow these simple steps to get the chicest ballerina bun in no time at all.

  1. Using a flat paddle brush, brush your hair into a high pony at the crown of your head. Tighten with hair elastic.

  2. Loop your ponytail through the hole in the hair donut.

  3. Lift your ponytail high above your head and spread into two equal sections.

  4. Spread your hair around the hair donut making sure the entire hair donut is covered.

  5. Take any loose ends and twist them around the base of the bun.

  6. Secure all sides of the bun with bobby pins.

  7. Spray your bun with finishing spray for an all-day hold.

The Sleek Middle Part


The infamous middle part made headlines in the hair world a few years ago and never really left. This hairstyle is perfect for the office because it’s simplicity and sleekness demands the respect of a business woman, but the trendy middle part keeps the look youthful and fresh. You will love this look because it’s super easy to achieve. You will need a comb, a hair dryer, and some shine serum.

  1. Pump a small amount of shine serum into your palm and distribute evenly through towel-dried hair.

  2. Using a comb, part your hair down the middle of your head aligning with the center of your nose.

  3. Comb a slice of hair with the nozzle of your blow dryer following closely behind and parallel to your comb.

  4. Continue until you have blow dried every section of your hair.

The Textured Ponytail


Get back to basics with the textured ponytail. This hairstyle is a classic office go-to, but instead of just tying your hair back with a hair elastic, the textured ponytail adds some youthful spunk to your typical pony. All you need to complete this office-ready and millennial-approved look is a comb, a hair elastic, and some texturizing spray.

  1. Spray a light amount of texturizing spray into your hair and work with your fingertips to build volume and add texture.

  2. Tease your hair a bit near the crown of your head with a comb

  3. Gather your hair into a pony between the crown of your head and the nape of your neck. Tie off with a hair elastic.

Make sure your hair brings as much spunk to the workday as your spirit does with any of these three hairstyles yo-pros should try.  


Not a yo-pro quite yet? Find out how to wear your hair for an interview and land your dream job. For more tips on work-ready hair, read our guide to office hairstyles.


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