If Steve Jobs would have worn a suit and tie, we would have never had apple. Why is it that all the best minds in the world tend to go against the current and develop their own systems? Maybe it is because nature creates these people every once in a while in order to change industries to adapt to the times. For that reason, in this article we will be discussing the topic of business attire and how the industry is changing as a whole.
I have been in the workforce for a little over 15 years now, and while I realize that in the grand scheme of life that is a relatively short amount of time, it does mean that I have been at this long enough to have some perspective. Most of my adult life has been spent working in offices and studios of various types. After I got out of retail and food service, I have worked in just about every type of office imaginable as I spent some time contracting and temping, as well as a decent amount of freelancing. I have worked in every kind of environment from Tattoo and Art studios, to insurance offices, and start ups. I have been customer facing, and back end supporting. But because in general most of my jobs have been specialized in the tech industry, I will admit that for the most part, the most professional I have ever had to dress was business casual. Slacks, and blouses, or khakis. Until my most recent job, I have never had to dress in truly "business professional" attire.
A beauty salon/spa is the perfect place to relax/unwind, and be pampered. That’s exactly what your customers come for, and anything that could add to your customer's feeling of satisfaction is a definite bonus for your business. Your staff uniforms are no exception, and do just that. The right workwear can set an everlasting impression on your customers, and make them visit time and again. A beauty uniform isn’t just a uniform. For a professional in the beauty industry, it’s literally an armour of pride, which radiates skill, service, professionalism, and attitude even before the actual delivery of the service. But, how do you ensure that your spa’s uniforms are the perfect symbol of expertise and professionalism?
After ten years of being a stay-at-home mom, looking for a job became necessary. Resume submissions over the past eight months have yielded few results. Eventually, I was called for an interview at a social media company. Years of working in a corporate institution has engrained in me the need to look like a polished professional. My wardrobe as a stay-at-home mom has left much to be desired. I assure you... I own more than one pair of the ubiquitous "black legging." Sort of the "mom uniform," leggings and yoga pants have become a stay-at-home mom's best friend. Need to run to the grocery store? Black leggings and sneakers! Need to meet a friend for lunch? Black leggings and ballet flats! Need to shovel the snow off the front walkway? Black leggings and snow boots! Meeting friends for a drink on a Friday evening? Black leggings, knee high boots and some lipstick!
One of the harshest things about being an adult is realizing that you can't dress any way you want to dress and still be taken seriously. Sadly, it's a truth that everyone has to get used to, especially if you want to be gainfully employed.
Uniform, why does it mean so much to us? I wanted to write this article after a conversation I had with my other half two nights ago, about how we as a culture perceive the symbol of a uniform. It’s an integral part of each and everyone of our lives, even if we don’t notice it.
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What is business casual for women? This question is often asked when it comes to trying to abide by the rules of this somewhat confusing dress code. With more freedom than you think, business casual attire has a lot of opportunity for styling.
I was recently looking through some articles for some inspiration to write, and came across an article about tattoos and piercings in the workplace. This has long been a controversial topic, and here's why.
No discussion on my business ideas is complete without discussing my t-shirt business. I have printed out a “Denial is not just a river in Africa” t-shirt. This has gotten some interesting looks and my Pagan recovery group flat out laughed at it because they thought it was hilarious. That’s what I’m going for. "Bill W. sent me" is a subtle t-shirt to wear around an alcoholic just to make them a bit crazy, in particular those alcoholics who are unaware of how much they pound it. I have now found a made-in-the-U.S.A. cotton supplier. This is a first step to producing t-shirts. Now I need to find somebody who can make t-shirts.
Many of us want to look our best at work, because not only does it affect what we do, but it gives off a professional appearance. Of course, we want to dress to impress, so we pick our best outfits every morning. However, the only downside to dressing appropriately is staying in it all day. I'm talking about wearing a fitted suit or dress for nine hours. Sometimes, it gets uncomfortable while working.
A wise man once said, "You need to dress for the job you want." It's true, and a classic bit of advice for people who want to get ahead. We live in a society where people judge others by the way they look — especially when it comes to job interviews.