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Male Nurse Hair Styles - page 2

I'm new to the site and before opening this thread I browsed around to see if there were any topics open or even comments on male nurse hair styles. All of the current (to my knowledge) are just... Read More

  1. Visit  Benners profile page
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    I didn't expect so many answers, being so new lol. All of you come from great directions and make excellent points. I just felt that though my hair is styled differently than most that I can still represent myself as a professional with my personality and my hair simply just being apart of who I am.

    But as many of you stated it really will depend on the rules established within the course and work force. I just took heat from my girlfriend and her mom telling me I won't be taken seriously with this style. So, that's what sparked the interest in this matter.

    Cheers!
  2. Visit  Nguyenchester profile page
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    I actually had a faux hawk for my first few months of employment. Got too many comments from my coworkers and patients with how it looked so I just ended up getting it clean cut and combed over. Nothing from management though, they were okay with it.
  3. Visit  anothergrumpyoldRN profile page
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    You have bigger fires to fight as a male nurse my friend.
    I have long hair and a ponytail...meh, nobody cares.
  4. Visit  shermrn profile page
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    I have to admit I have been judgemental of people with different hairstyles, peircings, and tatoos. I realize that overall it's a trend that many seem to follow. I think as long as you have good hygiene and behave professionaly you should be alright. You may get judged at first on how you look, that's how people are, but ultimately it's your behavior and attitude that will leave an impression.
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  5. Visit  anothergrumpyoldRN profile page
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    I think you are absolutely correct shermrn...our behavior speaks volumes about who we are.

    I worked on the Alaska pipeline as a younger man and developed quite a "rough" and wild look.
    Nursing became my second career a while back.
    I suspect that there may be some increased tolerance to men who look like me up here, as compared to lets say Houston maybe, but all in all it should be more about our behavior than our appearance.
    At least if we are clean and presentable, you know, not smelling bad etc.
  6. Visit  zzbxdo profile page
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    Meh. As a student, I'm pretty sure the professors expect modesty and are more on the conservative side. That said, their students represents the education staff, even at work if they still work by bedside or in whatever setting outside education. I had longer hair in school, my prof encouraged me to cut it shorter. Outside of school, it matters much less. Facial hair, fauhaux, tattoos.. seen it all. Unit and manager preference. Just make sure you look good on your interview when the time comes. As a student just stay on your profs good side and follow their "suggestions." it's not worth the argument, you want their letter of recommendations in the near future.
  7. Visit  zzbxdo profile page
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    That said, I rock a faux hawk as well, and other days comb it over, and others it's a mess as I run out the door shuffling my hair with wax. My patients and coworkers enjoy my hair, I oddly get a lot of comments daily. Anyways, you're gonna get a different answer from a lot of people and you're just gonna have to realize it will vary.. And results not typical haha.
  8. Visit  IEDave profile page
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    Quote from ♪♫ in my ♥
    ...You can always grow it out again.
    Missed the class covering male pattern baldness, did we?
    I WISH I could "grow it out again"!

    Anyway - +1 on pretty much everyone's observations; follow the CI's lead while in school; neat & tidy during interviews; whatever doesn't get you written up once you're on the staff. My 2 - use or disregard as you see fit.

    ----- Dave
    Last edit by IEDave on Jul 27, '13 : Reason: Forgot the quotation
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  9. Visit  Orca profile page
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    I'm just glad that mine is still here.
  10. Visit  jadelpn profile page
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    I think your hair looks is just adorable. (If that is your pic in the avatar). But I am not your clinical instructor, hence can not make the rules. Clinicals will make you adhere to some stricter rules than a job may. So I would just not gel for clinicals. I had a lot longer hair when I was in school, and I had to wrap the heck out of it in order to keep it off my collar. And they tell you what you are to wear as far as jewelry, and for females, nail length--no polish--It is interesting that one pays such a hefty tuition to feel as if they are in a private elementary school (story for another day HAHA).

    Once you start working, you may find the nature of the job (and there is a considerable amount of sweating) that the gel/paste will run and get into your eyes. (I kid you not). But a "faux-hawk" is a more common men's hairstyle and is not what us oldies remember as a 6-8" straight up line of hair--with bald sides. Although have at it then, those who are embracing a full mowhawk.

    Good luck in your endevours!
  11. Visit  veggie530 profile page
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    I'm VERY open minded about this stuff, but if you come to me as a potential employee with a faux hawk (at least with the 2-3 inch length difference you describe) I'm probably looking past you. Tattoo's don't bother me, they're permanent, but IMHO faux hawk = wearing shorts to an interview. You can grow one after you've put time in if you want... but if two equally qualified new grad's show up for a job and one has one, one doesn't...

    Just my 0.02.
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  12. Visit  veggie530 profile page
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    Quote from Benners
    I didn't expect so many answers, being so new lol. All of you come from great directions and make excellent points. I just felt that though my hair is styled differently than most that I can still represent myself as a professional with my personality and my hair simply just being apart of who I am.

    But as many of you stated it really will depend on the rules established within the course and work force. I just took heat from my girlfriend and her mom telling me I won't be taken seriously with this style. So, that's what sparked the interest in this matter.

    Cheers!
    Forgot to mention, nobody gives a damn about who you are, haha. Not when they're looking for nurse's anyway. For real. Look at it this way: nobody is going to have a bad perception of you based off of a normal hair cut. There's potential for it with the hawk. Play the odds until after getting hired!
  13. Visit  Rhi007 profile page
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    I'm a female with a faux hawk, tattoos and peircings, I got through my placements with no complaints
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