Career Curly Hair

A behavioral study that recently aired on "Good Morning America" found that employers are more likely to hire a woman with curly hair than a woman with straight hair. When GMA reporter Taryn Winter Brill, met with job recruiters with her hair worn naturally curly, those experts described her as being more “intelligent, articulate and displaying a higher level of confidence” than when she mirrored the interview but only altered her hairstyle to straight. Why is that? The recent study suggests that people with curly hair are thought of as “low maintenance, independent, self starters, trustworthy and go getters” — all qualities that make up an ideal job candidate.

This is no news to the proclaimed “Queen of Curls”, curl expert and author, Ouidad, who says, “My clients are strong, independent women who aren’t afraid to show their individuality. Curls give my client’s the confidence they need in today’s competitive workplace!”

With today’s dismal economy and rising unemployment rates, finding a job can be a daunting task. If curls increase one’s hire-ability, then let the ringlets take center stage.

See our recent article on curls in the workplace.