Human Resources

How to Look Presentable

Written by Anna Lempereur for Gaebler Ventures

It is important to give off a good first impression on your company. Here are some tips for maintaining your appearance as well as your employees, so everybody can look presentable and professional.

First impressions are everything, and the last thing you want to do is give off a bad first impression on your business.

It is important for all entrepreneurs and employees to appear clean and professional, and failing to do so may convince others not to take your company seriously. Let's take a look at some tips that will keep yourselves as well as your employees up to date with standard dress codes.


It is important to keep all clothing clean and tasteful in any type of business environment. All clothing should be properly tailored, and should always be pressed and never wrinkled. Stay away from anything that is torn, frayed, or stained. To prevent this, always keep a pair of scissors around to snip off unraveled threads that are clearly visible, as well as a bleach pen to eliminate stains. Also stay away from any clothing that may be revealing - anything revealing too much cleavage, your chest, your stomach, your back, your feet, or your underwear is never acceptable. If you have to question whether a piece of clothing is appropriate, it is best to avoid wearing it to work. Hats and head covers are not allowed, unless they are required for religious purposes.


It is important to always keep hair groomed while working for a company. Unruly hair will most certainly come off as tacky. Always keep a comb handy to ensure that hair looks neat and clean. Same goes for facial hair - mustaches, beards, and eyebrows. Females, if you are having a bad hair day, simply tie it up into a bun instead of letting it down in a frizzy mess.


Always make sure that all tattoos are fully covered. Avoid any type of piercing that looks obnoxious, and keep jewelry to a minimum. Keep cosmetics to a minimum as well - anybody that looks too made up will definitely come off as tacky. Always groom nails - keep them cut and shaped on a regular basis, and never show up to work with chipped polish. Avoid heavy perfumes and colognes - anything that will draw attention in a negative way will become bothersome to clients and consumers.

Anna Lempereur is a freelance writer interested in writing about small business. She is currently a Journalism major at the University of Albany in New York.

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