Ok thanks all. I went in and spoke with someone at the salon today about the situation. She said the "fun" type colors don't last very long, and also because I want an all over color, then ombre, and then some accent colors, I could also be setting myself up for some hair damage. For me to do the pale purple, they'd have to do a platinum blond (from dark brown) and then put the color in.
She had a good suggestion. She said that there are some products that are like hair spray, you can put in to do the fun colors when you want. They last a day and wash out. She said they look good, like you colored your hair that color.
The other option she suggested was to do hair extensions in whatever color you wanted as well.
So basically I'd get an ombre or balayage color, and then do the sprays when I want. If I had an interview, I just wouldn't use the spray.
I'll have to check reviews on these products as I've not heard of them before!
Keep the hair a natural color. When you get the job...skys the limit !!! Watch out for the glass ceiling
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4/18/13 3:30 P
It depends on the job. If you're applying for a job that might require conservative dress, you may want to skip coloring your hair in unusual colors. I work part time for a gym that frowns on its employees having tattoos. The company handbook states that if you have arm tattoos, they have to be covered. Mind you, lots of different people have tattoos these days. However, some companies expect a certain image from their employees.
I've been interviewing for several months now. As others have noted, you want to make a good impression. Your attire should be business appropriate. So, if you were interviewing with a fashion magazine, yes, the highlights would be considered part of your attire. However, if you are applying to a legal or financial firm, you might have to dress more conservatively.
Impressions count in interviews. Ombre coloring may be fashionable but to some people it looks like your original hair coloring is growing out. If you do it, it might be best to make it very subtle. The more you look like someone who is responsible and serious about the job ..the better. Consider the interviewer. Get creative and fashionable after you nail the job.
Edited by: SHERYLDS at: 4/18/2013 (15:02)
Sheryl from New Jersey, EST...2015 Summer final wt. 225 EL for 2015 5% Challenge...Spirited Underdogs Team
I think peek a boos are great. My daughter had blue streaks, but they now are blond in her hair. Her high school does not allow unnatural colors so he hid them during school. They are in the back of her head under her original color, when she wants them to show she puts her hair up or pulls her hair forward down her shoulders. I thought I would hate it, but I think it's cute and very versatile.
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4/18/13 2:13 P
It really depends on the company. I used to do interviewing and fun hair colors were no problem with me, I personally had bright red streaks for awhile.
But, not every company is that casual/creative, and I think if you're interviewing for teaching positions or positions at a larger company, the color would be a negative. I think the ombre brown/blonde would be OK but the bright colors, no. I would just wait until you get a new job before you make any changes. If you end up working in a creative environment, then you can do what you want, but if you do end up in a more professional one, then you can keep the colors to a minimum. It would really suck if the only reason you didn't get the job was because of your hair, so just wait :)
I currently have long brown hair. I want to get an ombre-type highlight/color, similar to what I had last year with a lighter blond on the ends. However, I am considering getting some color added in here and there in just a few places as an accent - am considering a bright red or a pale purple.
I may be interviewing for jobs soon, but I don't know that I will in the next month because I am going to be going out of town.
Do you think having a "creative" hairstyle would be a negative for a job interview? I would be looking for a job in graphic design, photography/video or teaching those skills at a college, most likely but it may be at a larger company, too.
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