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Work wear hair and make up styles are all about looking and feeling confident to take on any task the day throws at you BUT does require a few boundaries to look professional and polished instead of party ready.

Here are some Board room beauty rules to live by.


Keep your party pigments out of the office and go for ‘glow’ and ‘polished’ rather than disco ball.  Now over doing this all depends on your choice of colour, eye shadow and highlighter. Keep colours neutral and natural.


Avoid very high pigmented products such as Mac pigment pots and your Anastasia Beverley Hills Moon shine.

This make up look is beaut but only acceptable for work if you actually work on a Mac counter.

Opt for products with a subtle glow and shimmer without shine and glitter. Here are a few I use and recommend below…

Hourglass Ambient lighting palette, £59              Urban Decay Naked Eye Palette 1, £38.50

I LOVE the subtle candle glow you get from the first highlighter in this palette above (incandescent light). The colour is very neutral and natural too, not too pink or gold.

I also LOVE my Urban Decay palettes. Keep it neutral using the first 4 eye shadows in your palette, the Matte beige’s and browns (naked and buck) for base and crease then give a subtle sweep of Sidecar.

Obviously choose a Naked palette that suits your eyes out of 1 & 2. Palette 3 is pretty but I prefer these 2 for an everyday staple. You will use this palette for party looks too, especially the darker smokey shades further up the palette. INVESTMENT!

  • Palette 1: Warm eyes, Green, Brown and Hazel.
  • Palette 2: Cool eyes, Grey, cool Green and Blue.



If you work in the corporate /Business world I definitely agree that doesn’t mean you should dress and look square, boring and un-stylish.

However, there are some boundaries within this to look professional, smart and to be taken serious. Especially if you are the #femaleboss.

Your hair very much like your make up can easily tip from presentation ready to party territory if you don’t control yourself with those tongs, back combing brush and hair spray.

Think sleek, sophisticated and tidy.

Here are a few do’s and don’ts to keep the board room looking and listening to what you actually have to say rather than your beehive…..


  • Teeny tiny curling wand ringlets full of hair spray
  • Beehive’s that will block your power point slides
  • Messy top knots
  • Mermaid style skull plaits


  • Soft and smooth structured layers and bangs with a little volume.
  • Relaxed hair down either straight or loose waves/curls.
  • Sleek and neat bun without that hard hair sprayed look.
  • Barrel bounce and fat curls to the ends of your hair.
  • Sleek and sophisticated ponytail.


Here are a few of my favourite hair tools to help create sleek hair as seen above.

Invisibobble £3.75, DIVA wide straighteners £62.20, L’Oreal Elnett hair spray satin £2.99, Chocolate brown hair doughnut £6.99 for 3.


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