You have a calling — to help students get the most out of their education (WGU). Not only are you called upon to set a forthright example for the students that you teach, but parents also hold you to a higher standard to feel comfortable entrusting their children to you. Here are some simple hair and makeup tips you can use to maximize your style with minimal effort and convey a down to business attitude.
As a busy professional, it can be a little boring to sport the same hairstyle day in, day out, around the classroom. An active teacher’s hair needs to reflect serious style and a no-nonsense approach to maintenance. You should not have to sacrifice elements of your personal style while on the job, so here are some options for low maintenance, high fashion hair that will express your flair.
Sleek and Simple Bob
No matter what length your hair currently is, sporting a sleek and stylish bob will ensure that your hair makes a statement from the opening bell to closing. The bob is smart, elegant, and very low maintenance; no matter what classroom emergency you are tending to, refreshing your hair is something you won’t have to deal with when wearing a well-shaped bob.
Long and Layered
Well-layered hair plays well and lays well. Having hair long enough to gather back or off to the side will ensure that you can lean in on those little conversations with your inquisitive learners. Adding a few subtle highlights near the face makes the statement that you pay attention to detail both in and out of the classroom.
Buns, Slipknots, and Braids
Teachers spend much time leaning in to aid and assist their students. Having to manage falling tresses while in the throes of a learning activity is not ideal. Scooping hair into a knot at the nape of the neck or gathering back into a loose bun will keep your hair neat, tidy, and professional looking for hours. For a softer look, a French braid can maintain a more feminine appearance while being low maintenance.
Adding Simple Accessories
Adding simple accessories like a large barrette or a headband help keep your hair looking sleek and stylish while keeping it functional as well. Choose accessories that complement the professional wardrobe you are sporting, and you will look and feel your best. Feeling confident about your appearance translates to success on the job; employees that feel good about themselves tend to perform more efficiently.
Teacher schedules are long and demanding; being able to look and feel your best during your long hectic days is essential. The real secret to beautiful makeup is how you apply it. Here are some simple hair and makeup tips that can create a subtle yet glamorous look while conveying a down to business image.
Choose a Simple Base
Find a foundation that fits your skin type and fits the conditions you will be working in. Dry conditions will need a moisturizing element to the base, while hot and humid conditions should resist moisture and stay on for long-lasting wear.
Neutral Eye Shadows Are Best
Choosing browns, greys, and other neutral eyeshadow tones convey an image of professionalism and sophistication. Long wearing, anti-crease formulas glide on well and wear for long periods of time.
Soft, Matte Colors for Your Lips
Makeup should enhance your strengths and play down your perceived weaknesses; never should color be used as an attractant to one facial feature to downplay another. Choosing soft shades that complement your skin tone are best and stay away from heavy glosses; these can get messy when dealing with children. Long-wearing shades ensure that you will not need to constantly reapply to continue looking and feeling your best.
It is possible to express your personal style and beauty both in and out of the classroom, and taking the time to care for your appearance can help reassure concerned parents that you know what you’re doing. Enjoy these beauty tips, and pat yourself on the back for what you do to improve the lives of others every day. You deserve it!