Look good, feel great...your image is our business!
What is your image saying about YOU?
This is a question I'm often asked. I chuckle when I recall being told in my image training in the 80s that "no woman over 40 should have long hair"! Mind you, we were also instructed not to wear pants when consulting back then!
Hair length is not a "one-size-fits-all" issue. It depends on a number of factors.
Firstly...whether it suits your face shape or not. Those with oblong or rectangular faces need to avoid hair that's long and straight without a fringe...otherwise they can look horsey!
Secondly...how aged your face is. Some women look old at 30 and others young at 60. Long hair can really age or date you if you're in the first bracket. A pet hate of mine is to see a mass of bottom-skimming hair from the rear only to be surprised by the tired old face that greets me at the front! Why does that cliche "mutton dressed up as lamb" come to mind?
Thirdly...just how long? If you always wear it up, its irrelevant of course. If not, as a general rule of thumb, shoulder length is a good place to stop. Shorter layers around the face often create balance.
At the other end of the scale, short hair can actually age some women. Ultimately it depends on YOUR unique set of characteristics.
Posted by Prue Bartels on: Mon Feb 14th at 12:16:24 AM
Have you ever met someone with whom you didn’t feel comfortable yet couldn’t put your finger on what it was? Often it will be something in their appearance that just doesn’t seem to gel with the anticipated image you had. This can be quite disconcerting, especially if this person is someone you need to trust - such as your bank manager!
Posted by Prue Bartels on: Thu Jan 6th at 12:37:57 AM
Your appearance may be more of an asset or a liability to your professional success than you may think. Did you know that studies have shown that people who look good are more likely to be successful in life? Not necessarily are they more attractive, but they are well groomed and styled for their position in life.
When contemplating your professional image for next year, remember:
Posted by Prue Bartels on: Sun Dec 5th at 12:44:52 AM
Earrings can look sophisticated or silly, depending on whether they’re appropriate for both the outfit and the occasion. Here are some tips on what to select:
Posted by Prue Bartels on: Fri Nov 26th at 12:28:39 AM
Did you know that your Company's Image is assessed every time you...
Posted by Prue Bartels on: Sun Nov 21st at 01:18:52 AM