Monday, October 13, 2008

Rock your natural in the Workplace!

Have you ever felt uncomfortable rocking the natural look at work? Are you rocking blowouts during the week while rocking twists on the weekends for fear of not blending in at the workplace? I've been there. I hated the redundancy of my colleagues' questions like, "How did you get your hair like that?" or the comment, "You always have such crazy hair." I didn't know whether to take it as a compliment or a diss. Yet, people fear what they don't understand. Thus, instead of hiding behind my hair in a straight facade, I decided to embrace this head of mine and rock it with confidence at work. When people ask questions that are deemed silly, just answer the question with confidence. Allow them the opportunity to "understand" so they won't fear your hair; instead they will accept and many times will even embrace your look. No biggie. Your colleagues and bosses at work will embrace your hair if you do. They won't have a choice :)!

Here are some looks that work in the workplace:

The Modern Puff
Created by curling the hair on a curling iron, then pinning the curls and slicking down the front with a headband

Locked Corporate Diva
Created by rolling hair on rollers while wet and setting the hair until dry

Flexi Sexi (created by using the Flexi rod set)

Pin Curled Diva

(created by using pin curls)

The original Puff

These styles were all taken from (accept for the bottom pic). Visit Essence for more great styles in their hair gallery!


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