By Winnie The Fashionista | Feb 11, 2020
According to inc.com,
‘’On LinkedIn, your picture is worth 14 times more profile views by recruiters and others, according to the professional networking site.’’
This means that you need to look your best on linkedIn.com. This is because LinkedIn is the more serious of the networking sites unlike twitter, Facebook and Instagram. You know how you can post raunchy holiday photos and dog photos on Instagram? That is LinkedIn Faux Pas. Your boss and regional Director is on LinkedIn, you get hired through LinkedIn and you might probably get business through LinkedIn. This is why you need a professional headshot, preferably not a selfie. When it comes to hair, you need to look up to the task. You need to look like your immaculate bio. Here are some styles to wear for your LinkedIn headshot:
Source: Chris-Tia Donaldson
A ponytail is one of the best hairstyles for LinkedIn. It’s neat and as professional as can be. You could do a high ponytail or a low chignon bun and add a middle or side part. Any ponytail will do really well to highlight your face in the best light. Even a ponytail made of locs. Don’t forget to smile and keep it classy!
Professional women on LinkedIn also wear curls in their profile photos. Imagine stretched curls with a button-down shirt and blazer. That’s a winning formula right there. Try a side-swept hairstyle for your corporate headshot. Big curls, medium or small curls work really well and although there are controversies about whether afro hair is considered professional, you should wear your stretched curls with pride!
How about a simple afro? This brings out the pro in you. Try using some moisturizer on your hair and hair spray to add a slight sheen which will gleam perfectly as captured by the flash or natural sunlight. With your power pose, your brightest smile and linkedIn-approproate hairstyle, you are poised for greatness!
Source: Nina Parker Studios
The proverbial straight hair is a classic choice for headshots. This style is tried and tested and thus is quite common among women taking photos for their LinkedIn profile photos. You will look great in this hair and your neutral outfit, hands-crossed and smiling into the camera. Say ‘’LinkedIn!’’
The no-frills approach is best with LinkedIn. Simplicity and a natural look will take the day. Crazy or fancy hairstyles will take attention from your face and may create perceptions which may affect your chances. Unless your line of work needs you to have quirky,fun hairstyles, then by all means wear the quirky and fun styles in your headshot.
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