I recently had an argument with a very intelligent person that made an ignorant statement.
He said, “No professional company would hire a lady with curly hair. It should be straightened.”
Yes, I swear that someone actually said these words. To make it worse, it’s someone I respect.
To sum up the long and loud argument, he feels that curly hair is not appropriate for an interview.
He thinks that it looks messy and leads to an assumption that the person is an all around mess.
As a woman with naturally wavy hair, I fought against this ridiculous stereotype.
Not only do I think it’s stupid to say curly haired women are “a mess”, but I think curly hair is sexy!
Maybe I’m a little biased because half my family, including my daughter, rock natural curls…
Don't mind the blurred face. I had to steal this from an old post. My naturally CURLY hair proudly displayed.
Straight hair makes you appear more put together, more professional, and in control.
Curly hair makes you appear messy, irresponsible, and not in control of your of your career.
You are more likely to be hired for a job if you interview with a perfect blow out.
A person should not be judged based on the natural texture of their hair.
To straighten curly hair is expensive, time consuming, and potentially damaging to the follicle.
Curly or straight hair is not a considered factor when interviewing for a new position.
After asking around, I was dumbfounded by the reactions I was getting.
One person went as far as to accuse me of straightening my hair because I secretly agreed.
Ladies and gentlemen, I straighten my hair ONLY because it’s easier than getting a perfect wave.
So now, I extend this argument to my intelligent and wide minded followers.
Do you think a woman with curly hair will be at a disadvantage during an interview?