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Have you ever struggled with styling your hair for a job interview or daily styling for work?
Do you find yourself limiting your natural hair to just buns, or chic up-do's, or a blow out?
In most corporate companies, no matter how refined your hair might look someone will always judge or fear what they do not know.
Your natural hair is an extension of you. Be it short, big, puffy, frizzy, long, curly, kinky coily...it's who YOU are. Embrace it starting today.
Don't cover up who you are in the workplace because you "think you're pleasing someone." Sure, corporate America is use to seeing what society deems as acceptable, which is "straight hair." However, if that's not who you are then don't succumb to the pressure of making your hair look acceptable in societies eyes.
Dare to be different and express yourself through your hair. It is an extension of you.
I know, I know...some of you are bankers on wall street or in a field that requires your dresscode/hair to be done a certain way to be taken seriously and to exude a level of professionalism.
However, I believe the reason why natural hair is taboo in some corporate companies is because we need more role models/powerful women of influence to start wearing their natural hair in the workplace.
|My girl! Rhanna Gittens|
IS NATURAL HAIR IN CORPORATE AMERICA TABOO?
This is a tough question and will be debated for some time to come but it just takes a few people to start the wave! If you're in a position of power, and it's "taboo" for you to rock your natural texture, take a leap of faith and do what makes you most comfortable.
Put yourself in a position of power and decide today to make your natural hair your strength!
NATURAL HAIR AND PROFESSIONALISM CAN CO-EXIST.
Why do you think natural hair is taboo in corporate America?
Chime in below ladies!