Almost every restaurant requires a uniform, complete with apron and order book. As such, you aren’t going to see a lot of individuality amongst waitresses – at least until you get to their hairstyles. And while ‘peacocking,’ as it’s known amongst servers is an almost guaranteed way to get bigger tips, it also comes with headaches. Waitress hairstyles range from simple, slicked back, low ponytails to the elaborate 1950s reminiscent beehive. Moms who have to get their kids ready before they think about doing their own hair and makeup might want to play it safe and wear hairstyles to work at restaurants that require little work. Here are four hairstyles that take little time to put together but can help you to increase your tips.
Simple Clipped Twist Up do
If you own a hair clip and you can pull your hair into a low ponytail, you can pull off this look in about 3 minutes flat. Gently grip your hair at the back of your neck, ensuring that everything is smooth. This is the time that you should take to decide on whether you want to leave a bit of hair out in front or add a side or middle part. Use an elastic band to secure your ponytail, then take a clip and secure the loose part of your ponytail up high. Be sure to twist the loose ends of your hair so that everything looks neat. The end result should be a twisted up do that gains you bigger tips and a few compliments.
The High Ponytail
You may need some hairspray or some gel to keep this waitress hairstyle looking right during your shift, but the styling process itself will be very fast. The goal is to get your ponytail on the very top of your head, but not too close to the front as you don’t want the ends of your mane falling into your customer’s plates. You can use decorative bobby pins for a bit of decoration or even add a headband to finish the look.
The Curled Bob
This hairstyle will work for waitress moms who have short to medium length hair. Basically, you want to use a curling iron to bump under the ends of your hair so that it appears smoother and frames your face. If you don’t want to use any heat and need to reduce the time that you spend getting ready in the morning, use rollers and wear them overnight.
When you only have about 60 seconds to do your hair, get out the door and to the restaurant, the topknot is going to be a lifesaver. This style can be as messy – or neat – as you want it to be. As long as you get all of your hair into a ‘knot’ above your head, you will have executed the style perfectly.
All these styles will look good while you’re at work, but then you can also go to a PTA meeting or pick up your kids from school without needing to do anything other than take off your apron. These simple looks will have customers asking for you by name. Make being a mom – and a restaurant worker – easier with these slick, sleek hairstyles.