First impressions count, especially when it comes to nailing the interview for your dream job. In addition to your extensive resume, your hair and clothing should also prove that you are a fit for the part. The only question is, what should you wear? Ashley Madekwe and Joico’s International Artistic Director Damian Carney have your answer!  For the latest installment in their Drab to Fab web series, the star teamed up with the hair pro to create the comprehensive video above on how you can make the perfect first impression from head to toe—literally. Carney picked up his scissors to cut a set of polished, brow-skimming bangs, while Madekwe paired the model’s hairstyle with the ever-pressing interview wardrobe. “With a haircut that’s this chic and this directional, there isn’t really anything we can put her in that will detract from the chicness of the haircut she already has,” the star said. “She’s gonna walk into her first day at work and she’s gonna impress everybody with her haircut.” Because of the graphic fringe, a frizz-fighting duo like Joico’s Smooth Cure Shampoo and Conditioner ($15 and $17; joico.com for locations) is key in keeping your strands pristine while you’re on the clock. “Keep in mind that bangs come in many forms, ways, shapes, and sizes,” added Carney. “A little bit of a longer fringe is good, because that means you can move it around.” Get the complete how-to in the video above! Plus, see the wardrobe staples that easily take your office look from work to working it.

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