Hair a Problem?

  1. Hi everyone,
    I have long hair (to my waist) and i was wondering if the hospital or schools suggest you have to cut it off? Kinda a silly question just my sister had the same hair as me and when she applied for a hairdressing job they wouldnt hire her unless she cut her hair off. weird eh.
    Thank
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  2. 20 Comments

  3. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from chelsea32
    Hi everyone,
    I have long hair (to my waist) and i was wondering if the hospital or schools suggest you have to cut it off? Kinda a silly question just my sister had the same hair as me and when she applied for a hairdressing job they wouldnt hire her unless she cut her hair off. weird eh.
    Thank
    no chelsea, you could keep your gorgeous, long hair. in nursing however, you do need to keep it either up or tied back. it used to be that it couldn't touch your collar. as for your sister, the hair salon more than likely wanted her to project a certain image...not a silly question at all.
  4. by   fergus51
    I don't think your hair length is a problem as long as you pull it back and keep it in place. I get so disgusted when I see long hair blowing free when someone's doing a ***** dressing change! There was a girl in my nursing class who had very long hair and just put it in a pony tail, but her pony tail would get into everything (even one resident's food!). Ick. My advice would be to put it in a bun or braid it and pin it to your head.
  5. by   Karen_tn_37211
    I can understand the hair salon situation. I'm not sure that I would want somebody cutting my hair that didn't get their own hair cut. (No offense intended. Love long hair.)
  6. by   LeesieBug
    I get so disgusted when I see long hair blowing free when someone's doing a ***** dressing change!
    I had to re-read that one! I got it now...pus!!!! :imbar

    Lots of my classmates have long hair, just have to keep it back and out of the way, as everyone else said.
  7. by   missmercy
    I had LONG hair until my guys were born -- then I listened to my mom-in-law who said that I wouldn't want to have to mess with it with babies to care for. Now, it's short and I have to spend more time on it than I ever did when it was long! Keep your hair!! Wear it in a braid or a bun -- just make sure it is neat and under control!
  8. by   missmercy
    [QUOTE=LeesieBug] I had to re-read that one! I got it now...pus!!!! :imbar


    :imbar I had to re-read it too.:imbar OOPS!! Isn't the English language a hoot and a half?!
  9. by   P_RN
    Don't cut it!! I had almost waist length hair until I graduated nursing school.....I thought I would "treat myself" to a haircut for graduation......hmmmm

    DON'T cut your hair. I wish I never had.
  10. by   fergus51
    Oops, I never even considered that....LOL!!! You guys have dirty minds
  11. by   missmercy
    Well, when you hear it so much of the time..... it tends to warp your mind a little bit! I couldn't help but chuckle!! Was sure that you weren't goin' there. Just couldn't help myself . It's that sick, twisted nurse-ish sense of humor!
  12. by   nurseygrrl
    I cut my hair short for nursing school and now, 7 years later, I am growing it and it's just past my shoulders. I did like it short, but you do have to mess with it a lot more when it's short. No days of just putting it in a ponytail!
  13. by   chelsea32
    Thank you all for the advice.
  14. by   suzy253
    Quote from fergus51
    Oops, I never even considered that....LOL!!! You guys have dirty minds


    LOL! That's how I read it too...I just couldn't imagine !!!??? Well, at least you made me smile on a dreadful evening. Thanks!!!

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