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Will colored hair be too unprofessional?

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N T Member Since: Jul 18, 2015
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@Daniel C wrote:

@Douglas Michael M wrote:

@Daniel C wrote:


How else do you spot the truly creative people?

Just a wild guess: from the quality of the work they display?

I meant in the wild.  ;-)

 You made me picture Elmer Fudd hunting wabbits, which made me smile.


And then I pictured Cecil the lion, and that made me feel awks.


Smiley Tongue

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Mariska P Member Since: Apr 27, 2015
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In 1983 I started my hair creations off with a Ziggy Stardust style complete with orange hair. I moved on to dyeing my hair pure white and the hair style I wore was a modified mohawk/nina hagen type thing. Quite creative and cool at that time. 

I've dyed my hair since 1983 in normal colors and not so normal. Now I'm down to coloring my hair in blonde tones because I'm a natural blonde that's got many silver and gray hairs that I hate. 

When I found out from my stylist that kids were begging to turn their hair gray I was shaking my head and lauging at them. She then told me when I said we'll do some more blonde highlights that I should be letting my hair grow out because I have the color of silver that people want but they can't get in a box or through the stylist. She called it beautiful and I cringed at the thought of silver and gray hair being beautiful on me. But I'm going with it. People love my hair, it's growing out but it all looks natural and no one is telling me how I look like a granny. I use Aveda purple shampoo to tone it down and I'm happy. I still wonder why young people want to have gray hair but my parents wondered why I wanted turquoise hair soooooo.... lol

I think that if someone is hiring you as a freelancer on or offline and they need someone creative they should be looking at your individual style as a plus. In fact, they shouldn't even care about how you look in the first place if your work speaks for itself. 

I know you got your answer but I thought I'd chime in with my two cents and tell you that you need to be true to yourself but make room for adjustments in case that primo job comes around and the hiring manager is a stick in the mud. You can always look mainstream until you're firmly planted in the company and then you can slowly inject your personal style into your everyday business look and they won't even know what's happening. Smiley Happy 



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N T Member Since: Jul 18, 2015
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I kudo'd you at Ziggy Stardust.

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Mariska P Member Since: Apr 27, 2015
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Thanks NT, always nice to be kudo'd by another Bowie fan! Smiley Happy 

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John B Member Since: Feb 20, 2009
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The Classic web developer with a job / web developer without a job meme....


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Mariska P Member Since: Apr 27, 2015
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I'm acknowledging you John for starting my Tuesday off with a giggle...

Nice one!!! lol. 

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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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IT doesn't currr cuz IT is cool. Haters gonna hate.





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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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I agree with what others have said. I don't see how anybody looking at a tiny profile picture, especially one using the high compression levels that Upwork uses, would be able to discern a difference between silver hair and naturally gray hair. You will simply look older.


As a fiction writer and multimedia creative, any hair color should be fine,


Any hair color is NOT fine for some jobs. An accountant or bookkeeper with obvious died hair is going to miss out on getting hired compared to her more staid competition.

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Fergus M Member Since: May 23, 2015
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Dyed hair.

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.― George Orwell
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Mariska P Member Since: Apr 27, 2015
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that's fushcia?