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Old 08-02-2013, 09:17 AM
 
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I work in a very corporate environment and industry, but recently, I've decided that I want to wear my hair in its natural state. Currently, I wear it in a classic, straight shoulder length bob hair style, but this weekend, I plan to cut it all off and let it grow out into a mini afro. I'm tired of straightening my hair. My friends and family have encouraged me to embrace my natural hair, because they believe, black women, particularly dark-skinned black women, tend to look better with our natural afro textured hair. I simply wish to embrace my natural hair. I feel like I've already paid my dues, by attending elite schools and gaining a great reputation within my industry.

I am just bracing myself for the possible stares from clients and coworkers. I do not know how I will look after the haircut, but I'm hoping that it's not too drastic.

Has any other black woman recently transitioned to a natural short hairstyle, while working in a corporate environment? If so, did you have any issues or problems?
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:37 AM
 
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This will be the 69th most important thing your managers will be concerned about.
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:40 AM
 
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It depends on the company culture, beliefs of your colleagues/ manager, and your overall style not just hair
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:45 AM
 
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Beautiful.



Still beautiful but might want to check in with your managers.

I have worked in the executive offices with women of similar styles to the first link, not even a blip on anyone's radar. Well lots of compliments so be careful of those.
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:49 AM
 
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This will be the 69th most important thing your managers will be concerned about.
I know it may seem like an insignificant question, but in certain corporate environments, it can be an issue.
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:51 AM
 
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I know it may seem like an insignificant question, but in certain corporate environments, it can be an issue.
If you feel this might be an issue, I would ask your supervisor/boss. Most places I have worked at it wouldn't even be an issue. But the fact you feel there might be something, I would ask.
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:58 AM
 
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Tomorrow, I undergo the big chop. I'm bracing myself for Monday, but really hoping that it won't be an issue.

My hair will be like this:
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:00 AM
 
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If you feel this might be an issue, I would ask your supervisor/boss. Most places I have worked at it wouldn't even be an issue. But the fact you feel there might be something, I would ask.
I don't believe that I should have to get permission from my boss, to wear my hair, as it naturally grows out of my head.
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:01 AM
 
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Oh that's gorgeous! And honestly that's the look I prefer anyhow. Good luck and enjoy the freedom and ease of those styles.
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:02 AM
 
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I don't believe that I should have to get permission from my boss, to wear my hair, as it naturally grows out of my head.
Oh I agree completely, I was just addressing your concern in your post below:

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I know it may seem like an insignificant question, but in certain corporate environments, it can be an issue.
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