Ladies, Can you wear your hair down at work? - page 2

I am interested in Nursing and I wanted to know are you allowed to wear your hair down at work; If it is past your shoulders?... Read More

  1. by   MzMouse
    Our clinic has a policy that long hair is to be pulled back, but it's not enforced.

    My hair goes to the middle of my back and I always wear it up. I would even it it weren't for the policy. I can't imagine trying to do my job with my hair loose and in my face.
  2. by   Kidrn911
    Yes, I often wear it down, but then I pull it back so it doesn't get in my way. I hate hair falling in my face when starting an IV, and I doubt it truly follows ISDH infection control guidelines. Plus my patients wouldn't want my hair flapping on them
  3. by   Sabby_NC
    Interesting post.
    I always wore my hair up and away from my face when I worked in the clinical setting.
    Now I am in Hospice Care I wear my hair up in the summer time as I get too hot other wise.
    When the weather cools down I tend to wear my hair down (nearly to waist level) but have the sides pulled back away from my face.
    My patients always comment on my blonde curls. :imbar
  4. by   Kidrn911
    Quote from Sabby_NC
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    My patients always comment on my blonde curls. :imbar
    You lucky brat:trout:, I wish I had curls
  5. by   P_RN
    I had long, long hair in nursing school and as a gift to my self I had it cut short. Wish I'd never done it. It took years to grow it back and never looked the same. I loved the big chiffon bows that were in style in the 80's-not now though. What I do is make a pony tail at the base of my neck and then pull the ends back through above the scunchi. It looks pretty good and can be done in 5 seconds.


    courtesy of [http://intuition-inc.com/imgs_tips/DSCN3016.jpg]
    Last edit by P_RN on Sep 23, '07 : Reason: added pic.
  6. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from P_RN
    I had long, long hair in nursing school and as a gift to my self I had it cut short. Wish I'd never done it. It took years to grow it back and never looked the same. I loved the big chiffon bows that were in style in the 80's-not now though. What I do is make a pony tail at the base of my neck and then pull the ends back through above the scunchi. It looks pretty good and can be done in 5 seconds.


    courtesy of [http://intuition-inc.com/imgs_tips/DSCN3016.jpg]
    i do that one too, sometimes.
    mostly i twist and clip.
    3 seconds.

    leslie
  7. by   sharona97
    We were inspected in nursing school and it had to be off the collar. I just recently cut mine, but I miss the pinning up and away thing.
  8. by   Sabby_NC
    Quote from Kidrn911
    You lucky brat:trout:, I wish I had curls

    Awwww I can send you some! Oh and thanks I smell all fishy now
  9. by   leslie :-D
    i had a hospice pt who had lost all her hair r/t chemo.
    she told the sw she wanted MY hair, to have a wig made.
    when he told me this, i asked my pt if she was serious.
    although she was serious, she also admitted she didn't know if she'd wear a wig all the time.
    phew.

    leslie
  10. by   Charge205
    Our hair has to be above our shoulders..
    I once saw a coworker bend over to wipe a pt bottom and her long long long pigtail went into the toilet. She pulled her head up and didnt know it went into the toilet and whipped urine everywhere. Needless to say from that day on she wore her ponytail up higher lol
  11. by   NicoleERRN
    Well all i can say is that along with agreeing with all the OP, i HAVE to keep my hair up and out of the way for all the obvious reasons, but mainly cause i get so darn hot!! Its always crazy busy where i work and long hair is torture! If it stays off my neck i'm happy . the last thing i want to worry about is a sweaty neck :spin:
  12. by   Blackheartednurse
    I definitely would wear it up,I have a lot of bangs so I have no other choice!!!!!!!!! Anyway I had a pt family member telling me that I need to pull back my bangs so since than I make sure my hair is always out of my face!!
  13. by   RNperdiem
    Medium length hair pushed back with a headband is the alternate style to the ponytail for me.

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