Your question: Is long hair bad for an interview?

Will wearing a ponytail or bun pass as a professional look? As much as I wish this wasn’t the case, long hair is almost never an asset in a job interview (at least for a professional office type job). At best, it’s neutral.

Is long hair OK for an interview?

Long hair is acceptable now as long as it’s well kept BUT do your research on the corporate climate. It reminds of the time I interviewed with Microsoft. My research uncovered tantalizing clues to the types of questions they would ask but also their thoughts on attire.

Do employers care about long hair?

While you don’t look bad with the long hair it does put you into the “not normal” category job wise, and is going to make the interviewer disregard all your good attributes and focus on the hair. This is just the reality of how hiring is done, it might no be right to do it that way, but it is just the way it is.

Should you wear long hair up or down for an interview?

So keep your hair swept away from your face during an interview to avoid playing with your strands. … I do not have bangs but I typically put my hair half-up, half-down because for me that feels the most comfortable. Some girls prefer to put their hair in a sleek bun or a ponytail instead, but that is all up to you.

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How should I wear my long hair to an interview?

Try a classy bun, ponytail or long braid



Instead of wearing your hair down, wear a classy bun or ponytail, or twist your hair into a smooth, long braid to keep your hair away from your face. Classy buns, ponytails or a long braid can give a professional look to your style while keeping you comfortable.

Can lawyers have long hair?

As a general rule, hair length should not extend beyond the lower lobe of the ear or touch the shirt collar. Facial hair should be neat and groomed. Avoid long hair, wild, untamed styles, long beards or excessive facial hair, or hair dyed in an unnatural color such as pink or blue.

Should I cut my hair when looking for a job?

Make sure you look professional and neat. If you look professional with longer hair then maybe it’s ok, but if you look more professional getting it cut then I suggest a cut. You can ask your friends or family for their views. First impressions do count.

Can a job not hire you because of hair?

So, yes a former employer can blab about you all they want. It is usually in their best interest to not do so. In theory, this is illegal in a lot of cases. ‘Looks’ could imply skin color, racial or national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or medical condition, etc.

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