Finding ways to fit breakfast, potty training and looking flawless for your workplace into just one morning is a tough gig - even if you have all the right equipment. But there’s a few shortcuts for career mums to make style a part of their everyday.
Flawless from head to toe
Looking styled at all times is easy when you have hair that cooperates with you. And if you treat it properly your haircare will be a breeze. Take it from a hairdresser, Vesna Dacic has three foolproof ways to keep your hair on top of its game.
1. Home treatments - use an overnight leave-in product after a blow dry to give your hair shine while you sleep!
2. Once-a-week lasting blow dry - if you’re too busy for daily styling Vesna recommends a professional blow dry that can last a whole week if you use the right products like dry shampoo, volume powders and serums.
3. The perfect cut - Regular haircuts keep the hair looking neat, styled and healthy. This is usually every 3-8 weeks.
Your skin is your secret weapon
The best way to cut down on your morning routine is to have the prep work under your belt. Sandra La Scala from Botani skincare recommends taking the time to nourish your skin as it will save you time later on.
“It all starts with the base. If your skin doesn’t look ace – there isn’t any amount of makeup to cover ‘I haven’t slept in four years’ skin. Looking after your skin doesn’t need to be time consuming, and more important, full of toxic chemicals.
My go-to daily skincare routine is: cleanse, and use the Olive Skin Serum whilst my skin is still damp (this helps it to immediately absorb).”
Dress for the life you want
Book coach, literary agent and stay at home mum Megan Close Zavala knows all too well the struggles of juggling work style and mum duties. She says it’s important to dress for the life that you want; “It’s easy to get stuck into the rut of wearing big t-shirts and yoga pants all day (and you deserve to do that once in awhile), but I’ve found if I put something nice on I feel more professional and I get more done.”
Now that you have all the insider tips becoming a working mum and style goddess should be simple. Don’t forget a cute and practical nappy bag so even the baby accessories are on point.