Post # 1
My mom’s new thing is to call me up and tell me how I should consider cutting my hair short because “it’s more professional.” First, I never asked for hair advice or her opinion on my style, and second, I don’t understand what she means by “professional” hair and how mine doesn’t fit that description. My hair is past my shoulders but no where near a Kardashian length or something where someone would say, “wow her hair is so long.” Without putting a picture on here, it’s layered and framed around my face and I always style it with a big round brush and blow dry it nicely. If anything, I would say its straight and very similar to this picture of Amanda Bynes… yet shorter since it stop about 2 inches below my shoulders.
What do you think professional hair is and in the corporate world, do women need to have shorter hair?
Post # 3
Ummm…no. I don’t really know where she’s getting the idea that to be professional you need short hair??
Post # 4
@Pupperoni: I think long hair is sexy and feminine….which is why she thinks it’t good for work? But I totally don’t agree. I think you should ignore it entirely!
Post # 5
I read online while trying to figure out business vs. business casual dress that a woman should either have short hair over her shoulders or “make her hair appear to be that length” (ie, putting it up if its longer).
TBH, it got under my skin. Now we have to look like men to succeed? Pass. I have long hair (past my shoulder blades) in a job where it doesn’t get in the way, and I make sure it’s cut and colored in an attractive and put-together way. I’m not wearing it up every single day cause some people don’t like women to look feminine at their professional jobs 😉
Post # 6
That might have been true in the 80s, but I see many professional (and older) women wearing long hair. Now, pig tails wouldn’t be a professional look, but long hair is definitively not unprofessional.