So I was considering posting the photo on Instagram below on Tuesday on my way to an on-campus interview. With the caption ” as professional as it’s going to get”. For what ever reason I decided again it.
The picture really isnt doing the style any justice..
That evening I the lovely BeautifulBrownBabyDoll unloaded this video! This is a topic is something I’ve struggled with this semester. I have had intern interviews for various companies some larger than others and each time I struggle with how to style my hair. If I have it in braids or twist, I usually opt for a bun. But with this heat free hair in twist, I could not quite fit it in a CUTE bun. BBBD’s video really inspired to not let other people’s comments get to me when it come to professionalism and natural hair. (I’ve been told never to wear my hair out to an interview, that “weave is preferred” ). I’ve also been encouraged to try new styles with the heat free hair.
Now please don’t get me wrong, I’m not bout to be in an interview with a Diana Ross or anything, just got to find that balance. My hope is that when the really important interviews roll in, I’ll be at least at shoulder length and will be able to easily slick it in a bun.
What is your “go to interview/ work flow” natural hairstyle?
- ESSENCE Poll: Has Wearing Natural Hair Affected Your Career? (essence.com)
- Felicia Leatherwood’s advice (fmyhair.com)