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What should I do with my hair for a job interview

clbussieclbussie Posts: 115Registered Users
Hey Guys!

I just know that the fab ladies on this board can help me out with this. I am graduating on May with my Master's in Counseling in Higher Education and I have my first real job interview with a school in Florida coming up on April 1st. I am not sure how I should wear my hair on this interview. I have been wearing finger coils and two strand twists all winter and I haven't mastered the wash-and-go yet. I cannot cornrow or flat twist and my hair isn't long enough to put in a puff (which I would do in a hot minute lol)

Here is the length of my hair now:
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Any suggestions? My hair is kinda in that phase right now where its not that cute twa but its not long enough to do many things with it.
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  • Booker Ts MamaBooker Ts Mama Posts: 670Registered Users
    Since you already know how to do twists/coils, is a twist-out or a coil-out out of the question? I think a twist-out would be really cute. Plus, since twist outs stretch the hair, you could put it in a puff that way.
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    I really love the way your hair looks in the far right photo on your pikistrip. That would be a very nice interview style.
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  • susususu Posts: 767Registered Users
    I really love the way your hair looks in the far right photo on your pikistrip. That would be a very nice interview style.

    I was going to say the same thing.
  • clbussieclbussie Posts: 115Registered Users
    That pic on the far right is an attempt at a wash and go. I like the twist out idea, its just I can never take out the twists without making them frizzy and I don't know how to hide the parts. So it looks like a scalpy, frizzy mess lol.
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  • sobecurlsobecurl Posts: 313Registered Users
    clbussie wrote: »
    That pic on the far right is an attempt at a wash and go. I like the twist out idea, its just I can never take out the twists without making them frizzy and I don't know how to hide the parts. So it looks like a scalpy, frizzy mess lol.

    For the twist out, just use the grab and go method when you do the twists. When you actually part the hair it makes it harder to hide the parts than if you do a grab and go. And when you take them down, use some jojoba or castor oil on the ends before you undo them.

    For me I always take down my braids/twists with castor oil and it helps decrease frizz. I use a pea size amount on the last 2 inches of each twist, and unravel from the ends. The other key is to make sure that you dont share hair from each strand of the twists/braids so when you undo them there is less frizz.

    Good luck on the interview! Where in FL are you interviewing?
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  • subbrocksubbrock Posts: 8,212Registered Users
    susu wrote: »
    I really love the way your hair looks in the far right photo on your pikistrip. That would be a very nice interview style.

    I was going to say the same thing.

    me too.
  • nana_banananana_banana Posts: 735Registered Users
    I also think that wash'n'go look is best!
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  • clbussieclbussie Posts: 115Registered Users
    sobecurl wrote: »
    clbussie wrote: »
    That pic on the far right is an attempt at a wash and go. I like the twist out idea, its just I can never take out the twists without making them frizzy and I don't know how to hide the parts. So it looks like a scalpy, frizzy mess lol.

    For the twist out, just use the grab and go method when you do the twists. When you actually part the hair it makes it harder to hide the parts than if you do a grab and go. And when you take them down, use some jojoba or castor oil on the ends before you undo them.

    For me I always take down my braids/twists with castor oil and it helps decrease frizz. I use a pea size amount on the last 2 inches of each twist, and unravel from the ends. The other key is to make sure that you dont share hair from each strand of the twists/braids so when you undo them there is less frizz.

    Good luck on the interview! Where in FL are you interviewing?

    Sobecurl,

    Thanks so much for the info. I believe I am doing some form of the grad and go method, but maybe I am twisting so tightly that my roots "get stuck" in that position when I unravel.

    What do you mean when you say "share hair" from the strands?

    I am interviewing at FIU in Miami for an advising position. I really hope I get it!
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    Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/cbussie
  • clbussieclbussie Posts: 115Registered Users
    I would be more willing to wear the wash and go style if I can find some nice hair accessories. Where do you all find cute headbands and things like that. I would really like to buy some hair ties that I can wrap around, kinda like what people do puffs with.
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  • sobecurlsobecurl Posts: 313Registered Users
    I know on etsy.com you can find really cute hair accessories. One of my favorite shops is Afriquelachique on etsy. She has great headbands. If you have a Claire's near you, you might find some cute headbands there as well. Have you tried Kinky Curly for your wash and go's? The weather down here would be ideal for it since it is in the 70s and warming up.

    And for twists, sharing hair is when you grab hair from one side of the twist and incorporate it to the other side versus twisting with the two strands separately. That happens to me sometimes since my hair is somewhat layered, so if I do a twist, I might end up twisting and running out of one side of hair before the twist is done. To complete the twist I have to grab some hair from the slightly longer side. Though this helps complete the twist, it means you will end up with some frizz when you unravel the hair since some of the hair at the end will be shared between the two sides of the twist.

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  • NikG20NikG20 Posts: 461Registered Users
    I think your hair looks great in the 3 pics in your sig! Very pretty! So I would go with one of those looks. Good luck!!
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  • cassadie3cassadie3 Posts: 506Registered Users
    +1 on the etsy hair accessories...I just bought a really pretty flower clip from PetalMix there.

    Also Forever21 has cute and awesomely cheap headbands

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  • gagirl09gagirl09 Posts: 2,316Registered Users
    like sobecurl said: don't part, grab and go. I use shea butter that I rub on my fingertips and then unravel. Also Goddy's ouchless hair accessories work well. I actually just talked about the headbands on my youtube video (search under aelam09). You can find them at Target and Walmart. Another step I do is fluff the roots with my finger tips after I have unraveled the twist. However I do also like your W-N-G for your interview!!!
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  • CityGirl81CityGirl81 Posts: 418Registered Users
    What county in FL is your interview? I only say this as a native Floridian that the reception to hair will depend on the county
  • whimsywhimsy Posts: 48Registered Users
    I like the wash n go idea as well. lovin that 3rd pic in your siggie
  • clbussieclbussie Posts: 115Registered Users
    CityGirl81 wrote: »
    What county in FL is your interview? I only say this as a native Floridian that the reception to hair will depend on the county

    It's at FIU in Miami.
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  • sobecurlsobecurl Posts: 313Registered Users
    clbussie wrote: »
    CityGirl81 wrote: »
    What county in FL is your interview? I only say this as a native Floridian that the reception to hair will depend on the county

    It's at FIU in Miami.

    Regarding CityGirl's comment, I agree that FL is behind the times a little with natural hair. Luckily, south florida always has in influx of people, and I think in the academic institutions, they really do focus more on credentials than your look and/or hair. I think it may actually help you since you will stand out from the other applicants in a positive way.

    I went to my interview at University of Miami with a HUGE wash and go afro. I've been working there for over a year and no one has had issue with my hair. If anything there is admiration for it since it is healthy and growing and a big change from the bad weaves that people wear around here. And ultimately, as long as I do my job, that's all they care about.
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  • jocejoce Posts: 14Registered Users
    I agree with the other ladies with the wash-n-go look. My hair is the same length as yours and I wear my hair wash and go traditionally with a cute headband. I am a special education teacher and I have been told during county wide meetings that my hair style is very professional and cute! Best wishes on your interviews!
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  • Cali ChikCali Chik Posts: 1,494Registered Users
    I did a twist out for my interview and I got the job!

    LOL i know there isn't any REAL connection. But honestly wear whatever style makes you most comfortable and relaxed and confident. That's what you're really going to need. Good luck!
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  • clbussieclbussie Posts: 115Registered Users
    Cali Chik wrote: »
    I did a twist out for my interview and I got the job!

    LOL i know there isn't any REAL connection. But honestly wear whatever style makes you most comfortable and relaxed and confident. That's what you're really going to need. Good luck!

    Thanks everyone for the input! I will let you know what I ultimately end up doing.
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    2nd Big Chop 9/11/2009
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    Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/cbussie
  • dezdamonadezdamona Posts: 37Registered Users
    I really love the way your hair looks in the far right photo on your pikistrip. That would be a very nice interview style.


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  • hippychichippychic Posts: 4,673Registered Users
    love all the pics!
    good luck on the interview :)
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  • clbussieclbussie Posts: 115Registered Users
    UPDATE: I wore a twist out to the interview using Afroveda's Cocolatte Moisture Mask. For me it was the safer choice as my wash and go's take forever to do and I had a 7:50 flight. Besides that, they can be a bit unpredictable. I think the interview went well except I think I was too honest when they asked me what my greatest weakness was. I told them that in the past I had trouble dealing with stress. But I spinned it by telling them the strategies that I implement to not let myself get to the point of being stressed out.

    I hope that didn't hurt my chances. But we will see what happens. I should know in a couple of weeks.
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    2nd Big Chop 9/11/2009
    Texture: 4a/4b
    My Blog: www.naturallyfab.wordpress.com
    Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/cbussie
  • maybejadeymaybejadey Posts: 198Registered Users
    I hope your interview went well. I'm sure your hair looked nice. And whatever happens is best.

    The weakness question is definitely a tricky one. But it sounds like you provided a decent positive spin. Don't worry too much. An honest answer is likely better than one that is obviously contrived.
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  • CityGirl81CityGirl81 Posts: 418Registered Users
    clbussie wrote: »
    CityGirl81 wrote: »
    What county in FL is your interview? I only say this as a native Floridian that the reception to hair will depend on the county

    It's at FIU in Miami.

    You will be fine then! South Florida is a whole lot more accepting then Central and North Florida! Good luck to you!
  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    Would two-strand twists put in an updo be ok for an interview too?
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  • gagirl09gagirl09 Posts: 2,316Registered Users
    Sounds cool I usually fall back to a puff or bun


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  • NaturalAKANaturalAKA Posts: 77Registered Users
    That's what I usually do for interviews. Sometimes I'll have a bang or pin it to the side.