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Friday, December 30, 2011

Professional Hair

The other day, I blogged about model Chrystèle Saint-Louis Augustin (http://tropie7189.blogspot.com/2011/12/what-we-can-learn-from-chrystele-saint.html). I talked about how proud I am of her for sporting her naturally coily hair on the runway and in fashion spreads. Of course, I do recognize that not all of us are in the fashion or entertainment industry.

Having said that, I wonder if each of you can describe what "professional hair" is in your particular industry? Please comment and let me know: 1) the industry in which you work and 2) how you would describe professional hair and unprofessional hair in your industry. It would be great if you even have a picture to illustrate your point!

For example, in academia, I've noticed that women in particular seem to be more comfortable wearing their natural hair. Natural might mean gray, curly, kinky, straight, wavy, blonde, black; however it NATURALLY grows out of the head. Also, what is it about academia that might affect how professors wear their hair?


  1. MAKEUP BY SHERRY BLOSSOMDecember 31, 2011 at 6:33 PM

    1)I work in EMS
    2) Professional hair is any and all hair. If it grows from your scalp its professional
    3)UNprofessional hair is any hair style that would be a distraction and keep you from doing your job (think hair styles that are insanely extravagant and over the top similar to what you see in many hair shows where you's have to walk at a snails pace so that the weight of your hair wont knock you down if you lose balance...a bit much yes but this is the only thing i could think of as unprofessional)

  2. Happy New Year by the way!

  3. Hi Sherry! Thanks so much for your comment. Have you ever seen unprofessional: hair coloring? dreadlocks? braids? long hair? I guess I'd add that it's anything that looks unkempt...the thing is, who determines what is and isn't unkempt?