Being unsophisticated is a label that is often associated not only with people’s origins, but with their looks as well. And we know that the devil is in the details. Even a well-thought-out look could be spoiled by a tiny detail, like a hairpin or a poorly done ponytail.
If you’re 12 or older, braids will probably look out of place: they make anyone look childish and immature. If you still want to have braids done try an alternative to regular braids like a French braid, a fishtail braid, a sleek ponytail braid, or a waterfall braid.
2. A ponytail with a fabric hair tie
Hair scrunchies are considered to be one of the main indicators of cheap-looking women in the movies. A naive-looking face, long hair, and a colorful hair scrunchie… Doesn’t that sound familiar? Dina Scherer, owner of Modnitsa Styling, an NYC-based image and wardrobe stylist agency, recommends being careful with these accessories. Carrie Bradshaw (Sex And The City) once said that “the only place women should ever wear a scrunchie is in the bathroom, maybe.”
What to wear instead: a thin hair tie that matches your hair color. If it’s too bright and clearly visible, wrap a thin section of hair around the base of your ponytail to conceal the elastic.
3. Donut bun
When the donut bun first appeared it quickly became a hot trend, but it became outdated just as fast. A bun at the top of your head looks too sleek and symmetrical and if your hair is thick and long, you might end up looking like you have a second head, not a simple bun. Try a loose, natural bun.
4. Wearing a claw hair clip
A hair clip is a great help when you need to gather up messy hair before the shower or during cleaning. But try to choose something more elegant and stylish even if you’re just going shopping.
5. Curly hair + bangs
You can still see this combination at prom, work parties, and family gatherings but this hairdo looks like it is made of 2 different hairstyles. Styling your hair wavy could become a good alternative to curly hair, if you really want bangs.
6. Wet-hair look
This hair trend is really outdated. You can lightly style your hair with a wet-hair effect but be really careful with styling products. A lot of gel will make your hair look greasy. Obviously, this hairdo is absolutely inappropriate in the office.