Posted by HMH Blogger
By Patience Muia
In the business world, maintaining certain standards of appearance is important. How you present yourself determine how others perceive your reputation, education, intelligence and capabilities. Apart from influencing people, appearance can affect the performance levels of business. In a professional environment, presentation can serve as a basis of creating a positive impression and getting new workers onboard. Afro Textured Hair Believe me or not, even in this age and day, Afro-textured black hair isn't greeted with open arms in most work places. For example in a work environment that deviate towards conservative policies. However, if you are being discriminated, there is nothing to worry about, and you should know that there are other women like you who are being discriminated because of the same reason.
You must agree with me that most dress codes doesn't allow mohawk hairstyles, or hair with unnatural colours. But at the same time, there are dress codes that do not allow women to have locks and braids at work. You must have heard of black women not being hired for a certain job, or being fired because of their braided extensions. Is that fair? No! I don’t think it is. So what should women with natural hair do? Work dress codes are something that you should always keep in mind before choosing a place of work or a hairstyle.
So if natural hair is allowed in your workplace, it is good to keep it simple. Don’t let your appearance leave a wrong impression on others, or become a land mine of potential distractions. Make your appearance by trying out some classic skirt-and-suit in a colour of your choice, and put on some accessories that match your suit. Keeping it simple like this might help others appreciate your natural black hair at work.