I relaxed because of a job interview/new job

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I was transitioning and had not has a relaxer since March/April and I recently was called for a job interview in a corporate setting. I wasn't sure how to wear my hair. At that time, transitioning was becoming very easy for me. I didn't want to look crazy wearing my regular wild braid out. To make a long story short, I regret relaxing again. I realized I like being myself and standing out. Does anyone feel their hair can be an issue in the work place? I'm planning on transitioning again and not giving a f*ck about society and conforming. I also want to add in corporate environments as long as your hair is neat it doesn't whether it's natural or relaxed. I honestly didn't know that until I had my interview and after I started the job. But if you're confident and present yourself well, your hair shouldn't be an issue. What are you guys thoughts on this?
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Last edited by hippiedoll; 07-04-2011 at 10:25 AM.
I never ever thought about perming my hair again even if it is for a job, I just slick my hair back into a need bun and call it a day. They can't dictate to you how to wear your hair once you've gotten the job, so just as long as your hair is neat and somewhat controlled you'll be fine.

I suppose this can be considered a learning experience for you in the future.
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I never ever thought about perming my hair again even if it is for a job, I just slick my hair back into a need bun and call it a day. They can't dictate to you how to wear your hair once you've gotten the job, so just as long as your hair is neat and somewhat controlled you'll be fine.

I suppose this can be considered a learning experience for you in the future.
Originally Posted by pprMACHEheart
Yea I really didn't know. Once I've seen a co-worker with a big curly fro I wanted to kick myself in the ass. The environment is top notch and it's hard to get hired there. But honey I am NEVER doing that again! I only like to wear my hair straight only for special occasions or maybe once or twice a month. I'm honestly never doing that again. My hair looks better curly than straight.
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Girl I totally understand where your coming from... I live in ca and I've been in corp america for sometime now interviewing in newport beach irvine etc.... my hair was and still is always an issue for me while trying to find a job. I remember saying I'm not flat ironing my hair because its too hot so I wore it in a bun to an interview and let's just say if looks could kill! Lol so now when I go for an interview I twist my hair the night before and take them out before I go to the interview. Once you get the job........ you can rock the puff ;0)

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As long as you can get your hair into a bun, you should never have an issue in a corporate setting. One of the main reasons I want a transition long enough to get me bun length hair.
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Girl I totally understand where your coming from... I live in ca and I've been in corp america for sometime now interviewing in newport beach irvine etc.... my hair was and still is always an issue for me while trying to find a job. I remember saying I'm not flat ironing my hair because its too hot so I wore it in a bun to an interview and let's just say if looks could kill! Lol so now when I go for an interview I twist my hair the night before and take them out before I go to the interview. Once you get the job........ you can rock the puff ;0)

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Originally Posted by naturallyebony
Yes I understand my new job is in manhattan, in a corporate area. I was stressing myself out between my hair and how to dress. I'm the only token ethnic person in my office too. I think i can get a pass for this on the forum... But after my first day I felt more comfortable and became more myself. Tomorrow a curly braid out bun will be rocked for sure lol
Products I'm currently :
  • Karen's Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia (Vanilla Latte scent)
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  • Certified Organic Coconut Oil
  • Karen's Body Beautiful Heavenly Jojoba Oil
Staple Deep Conditioners: Giovanni Direct Leave-in and Karen's Body Beautiful Luscious Locks Hair Mask

Recent newbie to the Curly Girl Method
6 months post relaxer. I will be 7 months post September 17 !!
Girl I totally understand where your coming from... I live in ca and I've been in corp america for sometime now interviewing in newport beach irvine etc.... my hair was and still is always an issue for me while trying to find a job. I remember saying I'm not flat ironing my hair because its too hot so I wore it in a bun to an interview and let's just say if looks could kill! Lol so now when I go for an interview I twist my hair the night before and take them out before I go to the interview. Once you get the job........ you can rock the puff ;0)

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Originally Posted by naturallyebony
Yes I understand my new job is in manhattan, in a corporate area. I was stressing myself out between my hair and how to dress. I'm the only token ethnic person in my office too. I think i can get a pass for this on the forum... But after my first day I felt more comfortable and became more myself. Tomorrow a curly braid out bun will be rocked for sure lol
Originally Posted by hippiedoll
BTW, congrats on your new job. I live in NY and have been having the hardest problem finding a job.
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high porosity, med/coarse texture, high density, color treated
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Girl I totally understand where your coming from... I live in ca and I've been in corp america for sometime now interviewing in newport beach irvine etc.... my hair was and still is always an issue for me while trying to find a job. I remember saying I'm not flat ironing my hair because its too hot so I wore it in a bun to an interview and let's just say if looks could kill! Lol so now when I go for an interview I twist my hair the night before and take them out before I go to the interview. Once you get the job........ you can rock the puff ;0)

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Originally Posted by naturallyebony
Yes I understand my new job is in manhattan, in a corporate area. I was stressing myself out between my hair and how to dress. I'm the only token ethnic person in my office too. I think i can get a pass for this on the forum... But after my first day I felt more comfortable and became more myself. Tomorrow a curly braid out bun will be rocked for sure lol
Originally Posted by hippiedoll
BTW, congrats on your new job. I live in NY and have been having the hardest problem finding a job.
Originally Posted by pprMACHEheart
Thanks! There's a lot of places that are hiring. Primarily private institutions and the federal government is always hiring. You can check on the city/state website for listing or go to your local government officials offices for job listings. Most importantly ask around. Good luck on the job search!
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  • Karen's Body Beautiful Heavenly Jojoba Oil
Staple Deep Conditioners: Giovanni Direct Leave-in and Karen's Body Beautiful Luscious Locks Hair Mask

Recent newbie to the Curly Girl Method
6 months post relaxer. I will be 7 months post September 17 !!

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