Hair Offenders.

Recently I had the displeasure of having my hair bar me from a job. Despite the fact that I didn't really care for the job, I decided to go on the interview just to see what the job entailed. I sat calmly waiting for my turn. The first person to be interviewed was a Black man with the standard hair cut for a Black man, the tried and true shaved head; complete with an impeccable line. You know the hair cut I'm talking about. NASA can't even get lines that straight! At the end of his interview the interviewer/boss told the young man he was to start on Sunday. I thought to myself, "Wow that is an ultra fast response!", because usually they let you know in a week or a few days if they are interested in hiring you.

Next up was a girl from Syria. I know she was from Syria because that was brought up during her interview. Her interview went on the longest, because her and the interviewer got into a heated political discussion about the ongoing conflict in that region. I used to work in HR and I know that politics shouldn't ever be brought up in an interview. I looked into the office at the interviewers face he seemed a bit flustered at the young ladies thoughts. I feared the worst for her… But then he told her, "Alright we will start you on Sunday!". Then he thanked her and patted her on the back on the way out. At the door he called in the next person.

Again I sat there, waiting and listening. The next person didn't seem completely there mentally. And this was also reflected in their voice and speech during their interview. Luckily this was also the shortest interview. At the end of the interview the boss said, "I'll be honest I'm not completely sure you can do the job, BUT I'm all about giving people chances here! You will start on Monday." That was really nice of him I thought to myself. I didn't have time to dwell on that thought long because I was next!

I walked into the office, and sat down. He looked up at me as I sat down, then spent the remainder of the interview staring down at my resume. He wasn't all warm and friendly with me, like he was with all of the other people he interviewed. There was no eye contact, and no rapport either. When I answered his questions he didn't really seem to care what I was saying. He didn't take an interest in my answers like I had just witnessed him do with the three people that preceded me! Then I found out why…

"So this hair of yours" he started, finally looking up at me, "do you think I should hire you with that hair?"

"What does that have to do with this job?" I responded.

"Do you think I should hire you with that hair" he asked back in a snippy tone.

I looked at him and said, "I don't know. You're the boss here…"

Work Styles- The Figure 8 Bun

by Danielle of

Well, usually when I do this hairstyle it’s neater and the doublebun thing looks like a big fat number 8.

This time…it just looked like a big lumpy bun… And I was fine with that.

To make this style I:

1. Grabbed a small front section of hair and made a hump.

2. Pinned the hump

3. Wrangled all hair into a ponytail, not too low, but not super high.

4. Split the ponytail into two pieces horizontally. (Meaning you have a top and bottom section, not a left and right section.)

5. Roll top section of the split ponytail UPwards into a lump and secure with bobby pins

6. Roll bottom section of split ponytail DOWNward into a lump and secure w/ bobby pins

7. Check mirror to be sure you don’t look a mess.

8. You’re done!!

This was done on day 3 of a twist-out. My hair had silk elements moisturizer and coconut oil in it.

A Naturalista on an H&M Banner?!

Susan writes:

Hey CurlyNikki Community,

H & M in New York has an ongoing online contest to choose artwork to be displayed in their window, the theme is "New York City". As I looked through the entries I found a few that I thought embody what it means to have natural hair!

Below you'll find a title of the image, a short description and a link to the site where you can see the image and vote for it. The contest ends on October 15, 2010, so be sure to go out to the site and show the artists some love!

Self-proclaimed queen:
The artist describes this one as "The quintessential modern NY girl. She is liberated....her soul is free and no longer caged" Whether or not you live in NY, we are all fashion forward modern women who are comfortable in our own skin.
Vote here:

Orange moon in the milky way:
This one has a cosmic theme. I liked the urban sophisticate vibe
Vote here:

Who, me?:
Black woman in her natural glory. What can I say liked the big fro....
Vote here:

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