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Old 04-04-2011, 03:02 PM   #1
 
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I just went through the big chop a week ago. I was not planing to go natural but do to getting a bad perm and then putting my hair in braids i had no choice. I am a senior in college and will be entering corporate America in June. I just want some advice. Am i stressing how my future colleagues will respond to my hair for no reason?
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:10 AM   #2
 
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Hi Melody, I am sure you know there's too much focus on how people look, but I can say with confidence that at the office I work for, natural hair is seen as absolutely acceptable for professional dress.
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:22 PM   #3
 
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Curlynikki has an article about this:

Can Going Natural Really Affect Your Career? | Curly Nikki | Natural Hair Styles and Curly Hair Care

And for the record, I have been natural/curly my entire working life (all the way from a near fade to twa to my regular wash-n-go).

I don't think my hair ever stopped me from getting a job I wanted. And if it were to stop me from getting a job, it wouldn't be the kind of place I'd ultimately want to work in anyways.
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Curlynikki has an article about this:

Can Going Natural Really Affect Your Career? | Curly Nikki | Natural Hair Styles and Curly Hair Care

And for the record, I have been natural/curly my entire working life (all the way from a near fade to twa to my regular wash-n-go).

I don't think my hair ever stopped me from getting a job I wanted. And if it were to stop me from getting a job, it wouldn't be the kind of place I'd ultimately want to work in anyways.
I totally agree with the last statement. I always say if a place doesn't hire me because of my hair I don't want to work for them anyway.

I haven't had to deal with this yet because I got laid off while I was transitioning and unfortunately 2 yrs later I'm still unemployed. However in my field (landscape architecture) I don't think my hair would be an issue since we're seen as eco-friendly tree huggers.

Good luck Melody!

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