This is Part II of my original post about Interview Style for a Flight Attendant. This part will focus on Hair, Nails, Makeup, and shoes.
Here are some polished hairstyles that only take a few minutes to pull off. Just make sure you practice and watch tutorials on YouTube if you still don’t feel comfortable with the look.
1. The Cinnamon Sock Bun
This is a bit different than the generic sock bun that everyone else will inevitably be wearing. Instead of rolling all of your hair through the sock bun, leave some pieces out, twist them around, and bobby-pin in place.
2. The Bump and Part
Follow the images so you end up with a side-swept part in the front, followed by a bump and a low bun.
3. Braided Bun
If you’re a lady with braids, you can still style them into a side part and low bun, or loop. Just make sure that the clips or pins that you use are not visible.
4. Cross Bun
This is a low loop at the bottom, followed by two side-pieces of hair that are criss-crossed on top. SO elegant!
Too Much Teasing
Hair Ornaments or Crazy Styles
The key to good interview makeup is this: neutral, muted tones with matte texture. If you don’t know what any of that means, then ask someone at a makeup counter and they will match your skin with the perfect tones. Bold color is ok and can make you stand out, but you want to stand out in a good way, so use sparingly. You should avoid doing more than one bold feature (for example: smoky eyes, bright red lips, and lots of blush) and avoid anything glittery/shimmery. Take a look at the photos below for inspiration…
Smoky eyes. Kris Jenner is always in violation of this rule. Just because you’re wearing a blazer doesn’t mean your night-club eyes are professional.
Nails should be short, manicured, and either neutral or red. Period.
Long nails. Just because you got them done at a salon and paid for acrylics doesn’t mean they’re appropriate. You don’t want to look like the Long Island Medium in a Flight Attendant interview.
On the right, YES. On the left, NO.
Shoes should be closed-toe, short heels. In other interviews, flats would be acceptable, but not for a flight attendant.
The Shoes below are from Payless and are simply fabulous. You don’t have to spend a hundred dollars on good interview shoes.
Glitter or distracting ornaments.
Wedges or open toes.
Platforms or spike heels. I know these ones are to die for, but trust me they are not professional.
I’ll leave you with this image of Marilyn Monroe in an interview because she nailed it like a BOSS, and that was 65 years ago.