Let’s all be real: video conferencing is not going anywhere anytime soon. With the end of the year fast approaching, you’ll probably have an even busier schedule with back-to-back Zoom meetings. It could be conference calls with your colleagues and bosses for year-end reports; virtual parties with friends to celebrate festive season; or even an obligatory virtual gathering with extended family members.

If you’re spending the majority of your day hopping from one Zoom meeting to the next, the easiest way to look polished for all your meetings lies in your tresses. A simple claw clip can transform your dishevelled locks into a poised up-do, whilst a festive-printed headband will instantly add cheer to your Zoom screen. Ahead, more tips and tricks to elevate your Zoom hairstyle, in time for your next WFH meeting.

Try a low bun/ponytail

If you’re really pressed for time, centre-part your hair from the front before sweeping all of it up at the base and tying it back. Pull out some face-framing pieces at the front to soften the look, and voilà – you instantly look more polished and sophisticated. Not only is this hairstyle quick and easy to do, but it also offers a lot of flexibility.

Use a claw clip

Claw clips are all the rage right now. It’s no surprise – the humble accessory is affordable, easy to use, and looks incredibly chic. Our advice: keep a few by your laptop, and throw your hair up with these small but mighty clips whenever you have an unexpected Zoom call.

Try a top knot

Top knots have been trending for years, due to their ease and versatility. Wearing your hair up is also generally seen as more professional than leaving it untamed. To get a top knot, simply tie your hair into a ponytail first. Wrap the ponytail around itself until it curls into itself, and secure with either bobby pins or a hair grip. This hairstyle probably works best for those with longer hair.

Use a printed headband

Printed headbands are incredibly stylish, making them the perfect accessory for casual Zoom meetings. Besides keeping your hair back and out of your face, they’re also available in a variety of colours and materials. Plush, stretchy, or adorned with pearls – however you like your headband, there’s a design for you.

Try braids

If you’ve got some time on your hands before your Zoom call, try tying your hair into braids for a laid-back look. Whether you opt for a simple plait or a French braid, the hairstyle is a classic look. Alternatively, you can braid your hair the night before and sleep on it. Loosen the braid before your meeting, and you instantly have effortlessly cool It-girl beach waves.

Use colourful clips and barrettes  

For fun and casual Zoom calls, spice up your look with either colourful clips or barrettes. They’re equal parts playful and convenient, especially for pulling back fringe pieces. Best yet, they’re incredibly easy to style and you can easily switch up the colours of the clips for a festive twist.