STEP 2 – TAKE IT SLOW
I know how it is at times when you get the urge to do something with your hair. We all get a wild hair, excuse the pun, every now and then. If you’re at a job where you haven’t yet pushed the limits, this may be a time to temper your own craving for something crazy. Instead of bleaching your hair platinum and shaving it down to a light fade, how about just go a little lighter with your highlights and then, sit back and watch.
Each working environment, office or otherwise, has a pulse. Carefully observe the reactions of your co-workers and superiors. A very good gage is often the employees who have been with the company the longest. They tend to be very familiar with what the limits of the workplace are. If the secretary who has been there for 18 years lowers her glasses and gives you the judgmental once-over, you’ve probably gone too far. So dial it back a notch and add a warm, rich brown over those highlights to tone them down a bit.
STEP 3 – ASK
Companies spend lots of money, time and energy staffing their HR departments. They are there for a reason. Before wearing a particularly edgy style or prior to setting your appointment for that dope new haircut, take a brief meeting with HR and ask that they clarify the company policies on appropriate attire. Make sure you stress that you are mainly concerned about your hair and explain what you want to do to your hair.
I have done this on more than one occasion, and I can say that it saves both you and your employer headaches in the end. HR staff are trained to handle situations that may not be the most comfortable, so if what you want to do is something that conflicts with the office vibe, they should be able to let you know beforehand.
These tips will help you express your inner Sasha Fierce while keeping you out of the unemployment line because your hairstyle was inappropriate. Keep these tips in mind while you slay…professionally.
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