Professional hairstyles are the ones that are appropriate for the workplace or other professional settings and should be well-groomed and not overly elaborate or attention-grabbing. A professional hairstyle for women typically is neat, polished, and conservative, and normally are classic styles like bobs, chignons, or sleek updos. Professional hairstyles for women are created to show confidence and competence, but still, allow for an individual style and expression.
There are so many beautiful and professional hairstyles for women. You can wear anything from sleek ponytails to beautiful updos. It all depends on how much time you have and what kind of hair you are working with. You will find just about every type of professional haircut and hair style on this list.
Try something new with a claw clip or fishtail braid. They are so much easier to pull off than you think. You could also wear a short and sleek bob for an easy breezy morning routine. There are hairstyles for women of all ages here too. Now, let’s look through all these attractive and professional hairstyles for women!
1. Middle-Parted Wavy Professional Hairstyles
This first is one of the best professional hairstyles out there. She has kept her hair about mid-length and added blonde highlights. You can style this look as she has, with a middle part and waves, and you will look incredible.
2. Sleek Low Ponytail
Next is a low pony look that can be done with any hair. You will want to keep the top section leek and pulled tight. Then curl the ponytail with a few waves, and you are all set.
3. Professional Low-Knotted Bun Hairstyles
This next hairstyle for women is so beautiful you can wear it to work or a wedding. She has gone with a beautiful, low twisted bun. Be sure to leave a strand out in the front and add a curl to frame the face.
4. Mid-Part Bob Hair
Here is a super sleek look that would be a great low-maintenance hairstyle. In the photo above, she kept her hair a fashionable bob length and went with straight hair and a middle part.
5. Loose Curly Bun Professional Hairstyle
If your job requires you to wear your hair up, you have to try this next professional hairstyle. She has added loose waves to her hair and thrown it back in a messy bun. You will look cute and carefree at the same time.
6. Short and Curly Hair
Women with curly hair already know how hard it can be to find the right professional look. In the photo above, she has gone with a bob cut with a side part and kept her curls tight and full. She also kept her natural grays shining through for a perfect salt-and-pepper look.
7. Smooth Bob Professional Haircut
Up next is one of the easiest professional hairstyles out there. Here she went with an extra short bob cut and kept it straight. If your hair is not naturally straight, you could easily run a hair straightener through your short hair in the morning.
8. Twisted Hairstyle into a Low Professional Ponytail
Here is a fancy but still easy professional hairstyle for women. Here she kept her hair straight and added a cute twist around the sides. Then she pulled all of her hair into a low pony, which looked so beautiful.
9. Perm Curls for Short Hair
Thinking about trying a permed hairstyle for work? Here she has added a perm to her short, dark hair, which looks incredible. A perm is such a fun way to change up your hair.
10. Long Blunt Bob Haircut
Blunt haircuts always look professional. In the look above, she has kept her hair right along the shoulder line and went with a dark-to-light ombre look. Part it down the middle and keep it straight; you will love your new long blunt bob.
11. Long and Wavy Bob
Next up would be a perfect style for naturally wavy women. She has kept her hair right along the shoulder line in the photo above and added long curtain bangs. Keep your hair wavy and natural, and you are all set.
12. Beige Blonde Hair with Curtain Bangs
Beige blonde hair color goes with all different types of skin tones. In the photo above, she is wearing her beige hair, long and wavy, which looks amazing. You could wear this professional hairstyle at any type of office.
13. Long Asymmetrical Professional Hairstyles
Here is a fun asymmetrical hairstyle for women with dark hair. To get this look, you will want to tell your hairdresser to keep the front section of your hair and let it fade to a short length as it goes back. She kept it straight and shiny here, and it looked amazing.
14. Gorgeous Low Bun with Bangs
Next is a stunning low bun hairstyle with plenty of twists and curls. If you can do this style yourself, you will want to wear it all the time. If not, show this photo to your hairdresser and let them do it for you!
15. Half-Up Wavy Professional Hairstyles
Half-up looks are one of the most popular professional hairstyles. She has pulled half of her hair back and added long curls to the rest. You will look amazing, and your hair will be out of your face all day.
16. Classic Low Bun
There is nothing wrong with going with a classic low bun look for work. She pulled her thick hair back in the photo above and twisted it perfectly into a low bun. This style will ensure your hair stays in place and looks great.
17. Textured Crop Professional Hairstyles
Short hairstyles are easy to style and will leave you feeling free and light. Here she is rocking a textured cut with long bangs and sideburns. Add a fiery red hair color all over, and you are all set.
18. Simple Updo Bun Hairstyle
This next professional hairstyle would be perfect if you have busy mornings and need a stunning go-to style. She has pulled all of her dark hair back into a sock bun and left the top section tight and sleek.
19. Low Wavy Professional Bun
Women with wavy hair are so lucky because there are is naturally textured. She has pulled her wavy hair back in a low bun while keeping a few strands out to frame the face. Add blonde highlights to get the whole vibe of this look.
20. Pixie Bob Haircut
Pixie bobs are one of the best professional hairstyles for women. In the photo above, she has kept her hair short around the sides and back while adding thin bangs in the front. Try keeping it all in one color to get the sleek style she is wearing above.
21. French Bob Hair
French bobs are a fancy style with layers and cropped bangs in the front. Here she has added a lovely orange color throughout and kept it straight. You could wear this style to work every day and look fabulous.
22. Long Bob Hair with Bangs
Long bobs or lobs are such a vibe, and women of all ages love wearing them. Here she has kept her long bob straight and added blunt bangs right above the eyebrows, which looks perfect.
23. Pixie Cut with Side-Shaved
Up next is a very edgy and professional look. To get this style, you will want to start by adding a fresh lady fade in the sideburn area while adding wispy layers throughout. She is wearing her new look, brushed back and straight.
24. Side-Part Edgy Bob Hair
Next is one of the best professional hairstyles for women with short hair. Ask your hairdresser for a side-parted long bob with pops of blonde, and you are all set.
25. Classy Low Bun with Mid-Part
Up next is a classy low bun hairstyle with a middle part. She has a lovely light blonde color here, but this style would look just as pretty if you are a brunette or redhead. The magic of this style is the big chunky strands in the front.
26. Asymmetrical Bob for Thick Hair
This next style would be perfect for you if you are working with thick hair. Here she has gone with an asymmetrical bob. This style helps to give your thick hair texture and looks amazing when worn straight or curly.
27. Fluffy Ponytail with Waves
Ponytails are always a good idea when trying one of these professional hairstyles. She took it to the next level by adding waves, twists, and pretty hairpins. You should also keep a few strands in front to frame the face.
28. Straight Ponytail Hair with Bangs
Everyone loves easy breezy professional hairstyles. In the photo above, she is wearing her hair straight, sleek, and pulled back in a loose pony. Add in side bangs and highlights to get the whole vibe of this look.
29. Wavy Lob Professional Haircut
Wavy lobs are right on trend in women’s professional hairstyles. Many famous a-list actors love wearing their hair like this because it compliments all different face types. Keep it parted down the middle, and you will look amazing.
30. Half-Up 5-Stand Braids
Braids may be unprofessional, but they turn out amazing when you learn how to do them right. Here she has gone with a thick fishtail braid down the middle, which looks incredible. Keep the rest of your hair straight, and you will look incredible.
31. Voluminous Low Ponytail Professional Hairstyles
One of the best things about thick hair is that you can pull off voluminous low ponytails. Here she has gone with light blonde highlights and curled the ponytail with perfect waves.
32. Twisted Half-Up Hairstyle with Waves
This style may take a while to style in the morning, but you will look so good. She has gone with a twisted headband and added spiral curls all the way around.
33. French Twist Updo Bun
Up next is a french twist hairstyle with an updo. This is a lovely professional hairstyle, but you could also wear this as a bride, or bridesmaid, or if you had a fancy event to attend.
34. Face-Framing Half-Up Hairstyle
You can never go wrong with a face-framing hairstyle. In the photo above, she has gone with a face-framing curly look with her blonde hair. Keep it parted on the side before pulling it back to get the most out of this style.
35. Straight Ponytail for Long Professional Hairstyles
Up next is one of the prettiest professional hairstyles that is much easier to pull off than it looks. She wore a sleek and straight look and tied her pony right above the nape. This style will look amazing no matter what type of outfit you wear.
36. Twisted Half-Up for Short Hair
Next is a mid-length light brown hairstyle that is perfect for professional women. To get this look, start with a thick braid and wrap it around. Then add waves throughout the rest of the hair, and be sure to add plenty of hairsprays to get the most out of this lovely look.
37. Pastel Pink Updo Bun
If you need to add some color to your life and already have light hair, then pastel pink is a beautiful choice. Here she has gone with a pastel pink bun low bun, and it looks so pretty. This is a subtle way to add your favorite color to your hair.
38. Low Ponytail with Hair Accessories
Hair accessories are always a fun way to add color and dress up your look. She started her professional hairstyle with a messy braid and added hair clips. You can wear this style as often as possible because it will never get old.
39. Updo Bun Hairstyle with Flower Clip
Do you remember the big hair clips women loved wearing back in the 90s? Well, they are back and cuter than ever. She is wearing a lovely yellow flower claw clip in her thick hair, which looks pretty and easy to style.
40. Half-Up High Ponytail Hair
This next hairstyle would work best for naturally curly and thick women. Here she has added waves evenly throughout before adding a half pony in. To get the whole vibe of this look, you will need to add in a few pops of blonde.
41. Shoulder-Length Wavy Bob Hair
If you want to dress to impress at your workplace, you have to try out this shoulder-length, voluminous hairstyle. Style your should-length hair with big waves and a middle part; you will look amazing.
42. Side-Parted Voluminous Waves Hairstyle
There are so many professional hairstyles for women with long hair. She kept hers classy with a middle part and curled the hair away from her face. It looks like she is wearing an ombre style here, and looks amazing.
43. Half-Up with Claw Clip Hairstyle
Up next is another claw clip hairstyle for women who like low-maintenance styles. She is wearing her dark hair in a lob and pulled about half back in a small claw clip. She picked a neutral color here, and it looks amazing.
44. Sleek Hollywood Waves Hair
Want to try out a sleek Hollywood vibe hairstyle? Take a look at the photo above. Her gorgeous dark hair is styled with old fashion curls and accessories with big earrings. This is perfect for you if your workplace has a fancy vibe.
45. Half-Up Chin-Length Bob Haircut
Up next is a short chin-length bob haircut for professional women. She curled her hair lightly before pulling it up in a small clip. This is a great learning style because you can style it easily when ready to get down to business.
46. Caramel Balayage on Long Hair
Adding color to your hair is one of the best ways to start your professional hairstyle. In the look above, she has added a light caramel color to her hair and styled it with a middle part and loose curls.
47. Mid-Part Layered Professional Hairstyles
Next is a subtle but stunning style for all the natural girls. In the photo above, she has kept her hair long and dark with side bangs and the slightest touch of blonde. You could always wear this style in a cute high pony.
48. Long Blowout Hair with Messy Curls
Your long hair deserves a blowout style now and again. Here she has gone with a super long style with loose curls and a middle part.
49. Cute Professional Chignon Hairstyle
There are plenty of fast ways to style a professional hairstyle. In the photo above, she is wearing a chignon bun style, which looks so pretty on her short, light hair. Dress it up with your outfit or accessories to make it look even fancier.
50. Professional Chic Updo Hairstyles
Wow, this is one of the prettiest professional hairstyles for women. Here she is wearing a twisted bun updo, and it looks incredible. To get the texture and contrast of this style, you will need to add in your favorite color highlight too.
After looking through these amazing professional hairstyles, are you ready to head to the office? Are you a morning person, or do you need a few cups of coffee before you mess with your hair? Let us know in the comment section, we always love hearing from you!
Jenni Haward has been working as a hairstylist for almost 11 years. With that much experience, she was able to start her own business. It has been two years since she started and had made three salons in three different cities and is still growing. She is continuing to pursue the career hoping to impact more with her skills and knowledge.