At one of the last meetings I attended (Quorum Court) I took a glance around.
"Do I stick out like a sore thumb?"
All around me were women, older than I am, probably 40x's smarter than I am, with these super cute, professional shorter hair styles.
I came home that evening to discuss my big hair concerns with my hubby.
"Does my long hair make me look stupid? You know.. like a kid? Like... I'm just here to try to look pretty and not to report on this meeting?"
My hair and I would like to quote you on that.
He was oh-so helpful when his response was basically, "Who cares.... I like your long hair... don't cut it off because of that."
Thanks sweetie.. really.
Since that night I've taken a look around nearly everywhere I go. Most professional women I encounter tend to have shorter hair styles.
I earn twice as much as that long-hair chic..
I can only think of one friend of mine, off the top of my head, that works full-time and has long hair. Hi Lauren! Her gorgeous locks were the reason I grew mine back out again.
Now, don't get me wrong. I'm loving my hair long right now. I've had it shorter for the past few years due to it being easier with little kids, but now, I'm enjoying my "princess" look as a friend's husband used to call it. Hi Amanda and Justin!
What do you think? Does a woman with long hair send a signal that she's not professional or as smart as her peers? Does shorter hair instantly make you appear more "together" in the work place? Perhaps I'm just over-thinking this.