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OMG: I've been toying with the idea of dying the tips of my hair a different colour like pink or blue but whenever I mention it to people, they tell me that it'll be harder for me to get a job. I've been saving up money to do a dye job but considering I'll be looking for a coop placement next term, I'm nervous now.

Does the colour of your hair matter in a job situation?

16 comments

  1. Why do you want to look like a stupid rainbow squid anyhow? I wouldn't hire you if you had a bunch of shitty colours in your hair either.

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  2. r u into ponies?
    If yes don't reply or talk to me in school
    Thanks :)

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  3. I wouldn't hire you. Grow up and stop trying to be edgy in meaningless ways.

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  4. why don't you just hold off until your next school term when it doesnt matter...

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    1. Wow, they just want to dye their hair. Exactly how big of a stick did you shove up your ass?

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  5. Depends on what field you're in. The posters above sound like self-important AFM assholes.

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  6. I think you are fine.
    I would not suggest doing a rainbow...but one colour is fine, just keep it tasteful. Most employers these days don't care about the colour of your hair or your tattoos. They care about your personality, ability to learn, and fit in the corporate culture at their company.

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  7. I don't think it'd matter much, but unfortunately people who'd interview you might be conservative and not so welcoming of your choices (like some people who replied above).

    So don't do it now, but do it the moment you secure a job!

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  8. Hiya. In February, I decided to dye my entire head bright red. My reasoning was nothing overly fancy, other than "because I could."

    If you are going to dye your hair an unnatural colour, it's best you do it as soon as possible. Because you are young (I assume) you can get away with more. However, as an adult it's not advised because people do judge about bright hair colours, since it makes you look unprofessional to them.

    For me, I didn't worry about my hair - it's not like a tattoo where a bad decision is stuck with you for life. If you don't like the end result or you find it impacts your life in a negative way, then you simply grow it out or cut it off. Hair always grows back. And in terms of your co-op placement, I wouldn't worry too much. If you are only getting your tips dyed, then it's very easy to look professional even with a wild tip colour - a nice sleek ponytail will do the trick.

    The point is to do what you think is best. You may not get the chance to do this when you're older, so take advantage of it while you still can!

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    1. OP here! Thank you! To be completely honest, since I've never dyed my hair before I was probably going to go with a dark purple/blue since I have black hair (in hopes that it wouldn't stand out too much). And doing just the ends of my hair was definitely so that I could cut them off if I didn't like it or if a potential employer didn't approve of them.

      I really appreciate the information :)

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  9. I'm in a similar situation. I secured a job for next term with the government. I want to get a blue ombre done, however, I'm not sure how my coworkers would respond to it...

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    1. I worked for the Federal government once and was scared about them seeing my tattoo (leg). After a few weeks I decided to say fuck it and wear a skirt. Everyone stopped me and said how much they liked it.

      So I wouldn't be worried about a bit of blue in your hair.

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  10. Just do it next school term after you've already gotten a co-op job (: it'll wear away fast enough anyway

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  11. If you're looking for work in a creative agency, things like this are generally accepted.

    If you're looking for work at a law firm, not so much.

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  12. It totally depends on what your position is. Some customer service or being a visible face of a company positions have certain expectations as to your look. That said, I've had a job before where I told them up front at the interview (with white/blue/red hair that I had styled neatly) that my hair would be dyed a natural colour before I began work for them.
    So I got to keep my fun colours until I got hired by that company and dyed it back a week before I actually started work for them.

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