Cute Updos for Work in a Restaurant

Did you know that about 5.5% of employed Americans work in the food industry?

That’s over 10.5 million jobs! Food service jobs are fast-paced, competitive, and fun. Sadly, uniforms can sometimes leave a lot to be desired, especially when putting your hair up for work. 

If you’ve just landed a restaurant job, you might wonder, “How should I wear my hair when working with food?” or “How should I wear my hair as a waitress?”

Check out these cute updos for work in a restaurant. You’re sure to earn some compliments from the chef!

Cute Updos for Work in a Restaurant

When working at a restaurant, it’s essential to keep your hair pulled back. Guests want to see your beautiful face when they sit at their table, and accidentally dropping hair into someone’s food is a big no-no. Fortunately, there are plenty of fun and easy work hairstyles to choose from! 

Sleek High Ponytail

The high ponytail is one of the best easy hairstyles for working in a restaurant. This look is an exceptionally classy choice if you work at a high-end restaurant. 

The high ponytail works best for medium to long-length hair. Start by brushing your hair and pulling it all up to the crown of your head. Smooth any bumps, then secure the ponytail with an elastic hair tie.

To give your pony a sleek and modern edge, wrap a piece of hair around the hair tie to hide it, and secure it with a bobby pin. Then use a light hair gel to slick back any flyaways and create the trendy “wet” look

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French Braided Low Ponytail

This relaxed hairstyle is perfect if you want to quickly secure your hair before work without looking too corporate or sterile. The French-braided low pony can work for most hair lengths. 

Start by braiding all of your hair back into a loose French braid. Stop before you reach the nape of your neck. Create a low ponytail and secure it with an elastic, then use the same wrap-and-pin technique mentioned above to hide the elastic. 

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Milkmaid Braid with Scarf

If ponytails feel too basic, mix it up with this unique milkmaid braid hairstyle. To create this hairstyle for work, you’ll need medium-to-long hair and a long, soft scarf. Choose a scarf that matches your uniform to keep it classy, or go bold with a bright pattern if you can! 

Divide your hair in half and bobby pin the middle of the scarf to the nape of your neck. On one side of your head, divide the hair into two sections and create a simple braid, using the scarf as your third strand. Secure the end of the braid with a clear hair elastic and repeat on the other side. 

Wrap both braids up and around the crown of your head. Secure the braids with bobby pins, pull out a few face-framing pieces, and you’re done! 

Cute Updos for Work in a Restaurant, milkmaid braid

Funky Space Buns

Space buns are the perfect hairstyle if you work in a more casual, fun, and energized atmosphere, like a bar or coffee shop! Space buns work well for nearly any hair length and are super fun to create. If your hair is too short to pull back, you can still go for a half-up space bun style. 

Start by brushing your hair and parting it down the middle. Next, create two pigtails by sweeping the hair up on either side of your head and securing it with a hair tie or mini elastic. Your pigtails can be as high or low on your head as you’d like. 

Lightly tease and volumize the hair by backcombing each pigtail with your fingers, then wrap the hair into two buns and secure with bobby pins. Lastly, pull out some face-framing pieces and set them with a light hairspray!

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Serving Up Style

Next time you’re in a hairstyle rut, try out any of these cute updos for work in a restaurant. Cheers to confidence, compliments, and extra tips! 

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