Ladies, Can you wear your hair down at work? - page 3

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   chicookie
    I can and I have. its shoulder length. I rather not though. It gets too hot.
  2. by   RuRnurse?
    Mine is down to my knees, I wear it in a braid behind me. When needed, I tuck it into my shirt, so's the braid doesn't whip around everywhere. (In the toilet? Ewww!)
  3. by   pinkiepie_RN
    I work in psych and my hair is short, like chin length. Sometimes I wear it up in clips or pin it back but sometimes I wear it down and it's off my collar no matter what.
  4. by   whipping girl in 07
    It kind of depends on what I'm doing. Direct patient care...in a clip or bun, occasionally in a ponytail, but I don't care to have it flopping over my shoulder when I'm doing something. But it's not too often I do direct patient care anymore. So I wear it however I feel like, and if it's down and it either starts to bug me or I need to put in a feeding tube, I pull it back with a big clip. I always carry one in my lab coat pocket.

    I'm not sure exactly what the policy is about hair at work.

    My hair's down to my waist. It wasn't an issue in nursing school because I wore it in a bob back then.
  5. by   NurseJennDenn
    I prefer NOT to wear my hair down. It's curly and shoulder length. The few times I've worn it down I've regretted my decision
  6. by   blondy2061h
    I can't imagine anyone saying anything if i did, but why would I? Ick.
  7. by   Meriwhen
    I probably could wear it down, but I choose not to. Pulling it back keeps it out of my way.
  8. by   PostOpPrincess
    Hair away from face and gross patient stuff.

    Common sense if you ask me.
  9. by   ONCRN84
    It has to be off the collar where I work. I wouldn't wear my hair down even if I could (at work). I get hot, it falls in my face, and it's annoying.
  10. by   cherrybreeze
    My hair is about bra-strap length with long layers, and I couldn't imagine wearing it down. I'd be feeling the need to run my hands through it all the time, pushing it back....plus I get too hot at work, and then it falls and looks like crap on top of it. Won't even go in to having it get in to stuff. The times I have worn it down, if I lean over to do an assessment it's in my face and it's so annoying.

    I pull it back and secure it, and don't have to give it another thought for the 12+ hours I'm at work.
  11. by   diane227
    I probably could but it gets in my way. At 54 trying to be sexy at work, well those days are over, but I have fond memories of them.
  12. by   abundantjoy07
    I wear it down. If I need it out of the way I just tuck it behind my ears. It's really not that big of a deal.
  13. by   SweetLemon
    I work in psych and we can wear our hair down and we also don't have to wear scrubs .

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