Starting up a new business and being a woman can be tricky, especially if you have a busy college schedule to deal with, as well. If you need to present yourself as an assertive and confident manager on meetings, you will need to work twice as hard as men. A smart suit is not enough, and if you want to be respected, you will need to look the part. To make potential business partners, employees, and customers respect you, it is important that you adapt your looks to the situation. Find five tips below on how to look like a confident woman effortlessly.
Use smart and bold colors to emphasize your looks. Use darker eye shadow and lipstick that gives you a great coverage and gets rid of your imperfections. Start with a quality stick foundation to make sure that you have an even complexion and look professional. Apply contour and a strong eyeliner, so your features are well defined, as you are ready for the battle.
Keep it Simple
If you want to be respected as a supervisor or business partner, you need to show off your intelligence instead of your makeup skills and taste in jewelry. You want people dealing with you remember the conversation instead of your earrings. Keep it smart, elegant, but also simple, only wearing simple makeup and a few smart items of jewelry.
Don’t Overuse Makeup
If you use too much makeup, you can make your female business partners and potential
customers nervous, while men can easily be distracted. Use natural colors, and
avoid making a fashion statement. Don’t use lashes and nails that look out of
place, and unnatural. Avoid glitter at all cost: it is great for parties, but
not suitable for business meetings.
Wear High Heels
High heels are essential for the businesslike looks of women. You are likely to deal with tall men in the room when turning up at meetings, and you don’t want them to look down on you. There is also something bossy about wearing high heels and having the confidence to walk in them. Keep your shoes simple, though, and don’t distract people with 9-inch heel designer creations. Combine your heels with a smartly tailored suit or trouser suit to look confident and smart.
Have a Straight Haircut
Romantic looks might be perfect for a date and a night out, but not for a business meeting. If you want to show people how organized you are, start with your hair. If you have short hair, correct the imperfections using tape in hair extensions, making sure that they match your original color and length perfectly. Avoid wild curls and colors, and look respectable, smart, and well-groomed.
Being a woman and being in business is compatible. If you run a business, you want to appear equally smart and confident, to compete with the males in the room. Use smart, simple looks to impress your business partners, customers, and employees with your personality, instead of distracting them with your bright makeup and wild curls.