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Old 08-13-2007, 09:40 AM   #1
 
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Hi. I'll have some interviews coming up in the next few weeks, and as much as I love having my hair free, I probably need to 'tame' it a bit for them. I've used pieces of hair to tie it back, and I have twisted it up in a claw so the curls are on top and looks rather lovely......any other suggestions on how to style it?

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Congrats on the interviews!

You could do the style that uses two small clumps of hair from behind each ear to tie the rest back loosely...a low ponytail w/ a sharp looking barrette...the butterfly (one loose bun on top of the other)...one small french twist on top of the other or the Victotian (three small hair-ties down the back of your hair.

I'm getting some of these ideas from Strictly Curls by nicole siri...I think that's her name.
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I like tie backs too. Something like this could work well.



Since large buns can give me a headache, I like small buns and little twists clumped together.





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Congrats on the interviews!

You could do the style that uses two small clumps of hair from behind each ear to tie the rest back loosely...a low ponytail w/ a sharp looking barrette...the butterfly (one loose bun on top of the other)...one small french twist on top of the other or the Victotian (three small hair-ties down the back of your hair.

I'm getting some of these ideas from Strictly Curls by nicole siri...I think that's her name.
That is where I get mine. I can't think of these things on my own.
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Congrats on the interviews!

You could do the style that uses two small clumps of hair from behind each ear to tie the rest back loosely...a low ponytail w/ a sharp looking barrette...the butterfly (one loose bun on top of the other)...one small french twist on top of the other or the Victotian (three small hair-ties down the back of your hair.

I'm getting some of these ideas from Strictly Curls by nicole siri...I think that's her name.
That is where I get mine. I can't think of these things on my own.
Yeah, I saw a pic of your "butterfly" recently (in some thread where you made reference to your album) and it inspired me to break out my copy of the book again. You wear those styles beautifully!
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Thanks so much. How lovely! And your strawberry hair color....to die for!!!

I'm getting the book from the library as soon as the other curly girl returns it!
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Thanks ladies! The book is great. I gave myself some arm fatigue practicing, but I was able to figure many of them out after some pratice. I still can't do a barrell roll though.
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Do you guys really 'tame' your hair for an interview? I would never do that. I believe they should hire you no matter what your hair looks like. If they judge you on your hair, are they really worth it? I don't think so.

I always let my hair down when I have an interview, also i'm not planning on doing updo's when i get the job.

But i guess that's just me. (I have an attitude when it comes to my hair, i'm sorry)
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Do you guys really 'tame' your hair for an interview? I would never do that. I believe they should hire you no matter what your hair looks like. If they judge you on your hair, are they really worth it? I don't think so.

I always let my hair down when I have an interview, also i'm not planning on doing updo's when i get the job.

But i guess that's just me. (I have an attitude when it comes to my hair, i'm sorry)
I guess it depends on the environment. I would tame it for an interview if it was humid and hot. While I love my curls, they can get crazy in the humidity. I don't want an interviwer thinking that my frizzy humid day hair is my norm. Also, if it were for an industry that demanded a tamer look, I'd consider it.

I did have my last interview with my hair down and big. Well, it's almost always big. I still got the job. I wear updos at work sometimes to change things up or due to the weather. My neck can get hot.

Unfair as it is, some places prefer "tame". Boring, yes. Unfair, yes. That is how some industries are.
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Do you guys really 'tame' your hair for an interview? I would never do that. I believe they should hire you no matter what your hair looks like. If they judge you on your hair, are they really worth it? I don't think so.

I always let my hair down when I have an interview, also i'm not planning on doing updo's when i get the job.

But i guess that's just me. (I have an attitude when it comes to my hair, i'm sorry)
I don't tame/alter the texture but I prefer to keep it out of my face and "neat" as opposed to all over the place. It's a very annoying feeling to me to have to keep swinging and throwing my hair around so I can see w/out tripping over things and drive w/out being blinded.

Besides, I think these styles are gorgeous and are a beautiful way to showcase one's hair...not an attempt to hide one's hair.
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I see what you mean, but I guess I just wouldn't want to work in an environment where people want me to tame my hair.

Okay, if you're chef in some kind of dinner/restaurant but otherwise.. no..!
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I see what you mean, but I guess I just wouldn't want to work in an environment where people want me to tame my hair.

Okay, if you're chef in some kind of dinner/restaurant but otherwise.. no..!
I agree. I have about 10 piercings in my ears and I won't take them out for interviews. I totally get that nonconformity thing. But as far as the pulled back/partially pulled back hair styles, they're more a matter of *my* personal comfort than anything. And lots of loose hair (of any texture, curl pattern) can look a bit too carefree in certain situations.
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I think 'tame' was the wrong word. More like keep it out of my face and if we're having a 'humid' day (for us anything over 20%) it is still settling into the curly all the time. I guess I am thinking maybe more control? I could just be not using the right words (which happens to me at times).

The interviews at the university labs were not a big deal, but at least one is in the legal field, so it just needs to stay out of my face. I often have an 'attitude' about my curls also...I spent so many years fighting them. I've also noticed that when I am going to some interviews (I'm 47) some people are intimidated by the curls. (Which is stupid...they really should be intimidated by the BRAIN under the curls).

But I also want to promote a professional image...my boss is interviewing for a new executive admin (I'm temp and not interested in permanency here) and I am seeing some women walk through that door that do NOT make a good impression. (although I do wish I had the legs of the financial controller interviewee in the leather miniskirt....) And I am seeing that if your hair is at least under control, then it is a better impression. I've seen some straighties come in here that had totally out of control hair and I've decided that it makes no diff if your hair is curly, straight or somewhere between, it does have to look reasonably neat or people can't see past it.

One of my factors these couple of weeks is that the temp is in the 90s and no A/C in my car...so I also need to arrive w/o looking melted or messy.

Susan

PS_-thanks for suggestions so far.
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And lots of loose hair (of any texture, curl pattern) can look a bit too carefree in certain situations.
i agree. i don't 'tame' my hair when i go on interviews, but my hair isn't super long.
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