Hair style and color


Ive got a very important interview with a physician office he is also a general surgeon Im interviewing for a LVN in office position My hair is a short pixie cut with very closed shaved sides I shaved it for my aunt with cancer the color is a burgundy Im worried should I dye it brown


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The pixie cut isn't a problem. The color might be. I'd err on the side of caution and dye it back to natural. You can always re-color it.

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hppygr8ful, ASN, RN, EMT-I

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Specializes in Psych, Addictions, SOL (Student of Life). Has 21 years experience.

1st impressions count and while your hair color has nothing to do with your nursing abilities It may well give your prospective employer pause. I suggest that you either die back to it's natural color or maybe see a colorist who can add some natural tones in so that in the right light the burgundy shows. A few years ago I changed my hair color to a very bright shade of red that I personally loved - However one of my employer's suggested that my hair color should be a color "found in nature" Now red is a color found in nature but I think he meant a natural human color. It's still red but with lots of warm brown and gold tones. Costs me an arm and leg every month but everyone loves it.

Just a reminder. No matter what you have been told their is no nursing shortage and there are lot's of nurses out there looking for jobs! It

s a best practice to make the first impression the best impression.


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I'd definitely dye it a natural color, preferably whatever your natural hair color is. Having wild hair colors may come across as immature.

Daisy Joyce

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Dye it brown.

Good luck on your interview!