Ethnic Hair ??? - page 2

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I live in orange county NY. I am concerned about going on interviews because my hair is loc'd. Has anyone had experience w/ problems, rejections, or adverse reactions to "ethnic" hairstyles?... Read More


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    I believe that you must be true to yourself. If you are true to yourself by wearing locs, then please wear them. Keep them well groomed and enjoy them. I think locs are beautiful to behold when well groomed. I also think they are a mess when not well groomed.

    I personally wear my hair in an ethnic style and love it. The freedom to be who I am and look the way I was made.

    As far as the patients, interestingly some of the female senior citizens like my hair and have asked to touch it.
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    Quote from Alloramadai
    The only issue I've seen was a nursing student (female) raising a stink in clinicals because they asked her to remove her doo rag. I can't remember ever seeing a woman wearing a doo rag, so was a little put off by her argument that it was a "cultural" thing.
    Doo rags are unprofessional, period. It looks like a person just got out of bed and came to work without caring about representing herself or the institution.
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    I agree, neat dreads are fine, I don't see why there would be a problem at all if they are well maintained!
    I do hate when people have disgusting unhygienic dreads though. Did anyone see that episode of 'What Not to Wear' with the lady with the GROSS dreadlocks? It made me gag watching what they found inside them when Nick was cutting them off! Ughh.
    Not saying that yours are like that, I'm sure they are not I was just stating that that is the only time I can see it being a problem!
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    Quote from 1252982343
    I live in orange county NY. I am concerned about going on interviews because my hair is loc'd. Has anyone had experience w/ problems, rejections, or adverse reactions to "ethnic" hairstyles?
    Don't worry about it. If they won't hire you because of your locs then forget them and go where your skills will be appreciated. There will probably be some patients that will feel more comfortable because they can relate to your hair. Anyway, a friend of mine that was a professor at a prodominently black college has her hair loc'd. When she decided to go look for another job, some people told her she wouldn't get a better job unless she got rid of her locs. Of course she ignored them and is now a VP at a great university.


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