Saturday, July 13, 2013

Up Close & Natural - Interviewing women with natural hair in the workplace

Natural hair blogger of Love, Life & Curls talks about having natural hair in the workplace as an intern.

As an aspiring news reporter, while in college numerous times I've been told that I won't make it with my hair being natural. 
Many times people say that natural hair isn't professional, but who made that rule?  I must admit that when I first heard this in undergrad and when I started my first internship at a news station, I always tried to pull my hair back into a neat bun. After while, when I really thought about what it was to be myself, I let go of the buns and flaunted the curls.

My hair doesn't make me less of a reporter or less of a college instructor. My students still learn and the community will still be informed of the news story. So I refuse to let anyone tell me that because my hair can get a little wild that I won't or can't be successful. It's up to Black women to change that perception in society.

We want to interview you!

1. Tell us how you wear your hair in the workplace.
2. Include photos and your experiences.
3. We will feature you on MyFairHair

College interns are welcome too!
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First Name:
Education (Degress and Schools):
Job Title/Company:
Where are you located?
How long have you had natural hair?

Office Style
How did you wear your hair at the interview for this position?
Favorite hairstyle to wear at the workplace:
Favorite website to learn about new looks:
Staple hairstyle accessories:
Best store for accessories:

Words of encouragement for women with natural hair in the workplace:

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