What do hair color say about a person?

United States
July 3, 2011 4:34pm CST
If you was walking down the road and you saw a person with blue hair, what would you say about that person whould you consider them crazy or they are very talented, or they just like to express themselves. What about someone with all colors in their hair, what would you think, would it be discrimination if they came to a job interview with their hair like that, because you have some people that will tell you this is who they are, they wear their hair a certain color because it expresses who they are, what do you all think if you was a boss would you hire someone that had their hair color 5 different colors? I don't personality judge people because to me people are goin to be their individual anyway. as far as you know some people can die their hair for gang purposes or not even that they can die their hair because thats the thosr are the colors that they like. So what do you think.
12 responses
@toniganzon (49185)
• Philippines
4 Jul 11
I was once the head of a small company where one of my task is to look for qualified ESL instructors. There was this man who applied looking like he's from Jamaica with his hairstyle. I gave him the written test, interviewed him and upon perusal on his resume and test results i believe he was qualified. One of my subordinates who is actually way older than me questioned me in hiring that person because of his hairstyle. He was qualified and i think that kind of hairstyle won't scare students away. So i hired him and i wasn't disappointed with his performance. We could never judge a person by the way he looks. Society might be prejudicial and discriminatory at times but we shouldn't let this kind of thinking change the way we look at people.
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@SIMPLYD (78809)
• Philippines
4 Jul 11
When i see some people with dyed hair in the most outlandish and bright colors, i would think of them as courageous and carefree people. But on the serious note, companies have their policy on their employees' appearance. Hair dyes, that are unusually bright and outlandish are not allowed. No one would like to hire people who dons those unusual hair dyes. They only hire people who can conform with the company's standard of good grooming.
@Galena (9123)
4 Jul 11
but bright colours aren't poor grooming. you can have bright colours and be well groomed. don't you think that the companies should relax these rules? after all, it doesn't affect how well you can do a job or how smart you look.
@Wizzywig (7859)
3 Jul 11
At the interview for my current job, I had cerise and turquoise streaks in my hair. I have had the job for over 3 years & had been dyeing my hair assorted colours for 2 or 3 years prior to that. I currently have a purple fringe & some pink streaks at the side but there are several shades of brown/red/purple generally. So, obviously, if I was a boss, I wouldn't give a monkey's what colour hair a person had as long as they could do their job. I have never done it to be part of a group or as any sort of 'fashion' statement. My thinking is, if you're going to dye your hair, why stick to the colours that hair occurs naturally? Hair, like clothing or any other body adornment/cosmetic is not the way to judge a person. There are currently plans to only allow "naturally occuring" hair colours so I may have to choose between my hair & my job.
@Galena (9123)
3 Jul 11
I wonder how they'll respond to the peroxide blondes. after all, that colour isn't naturally occurring. it's completely different to real blonde.
• Philippines
4 Jul 11
well i guess i cannot judge the person by its hair color, what i can says was there were a lot of people putting hair color just for a fashion, or to expressed themselves, like here the people here they love to put hair color specially the young ones and also the old ones, for the old people they put orange color they called it henna, so when you put in your hair that henna it would became orange color, sometimes for the teenagers they love to put the hair color white and brown specially some people who loves to party..
• Philippines
4 Jul 11
The only thing that it says about the person is their personality, not the quality of work or ability of the said person. Some people are just so influenced on their opinions and society's perceptions on what appearances and outward impressions that they fail to see the person's than skill and ability. This is just an example on how to know and people based on their depth and opinions.
• Philippines
4 Jul 11
Well, it's not the hair that will do the work right? So they should look into the skills and capabilities of the person applying for the job. If his/her credentials fit then hire him/her. But some employers do judge applicants through their physical appearance.
• Philippines
4 Jul 11
Having weird hair colors in hair is just right. I don't see anything wrong with it. I think it is an expression of their self. It's alright to have a hair color, it's personal choice after all.
• Canada
3 Jul 11
hair color can say a lot about a person, like for me im blonde so most people think im not very bright when they first meet me, but i can be i mean everyone has their stupid moments but thats just natural, but i once had rainbow hair about 4 months ago, and whenever i walked down the raod people would look at me and give me wierd looks, but others would come tell me that they love my hair, which is great, so hair color is a very important thing to a person, and people that have bright hair are cool, they stand out and that takes balls, i respect those people very much actually, and most brown haired people are suppose to be proper and such, but i know some that are not very proper, so i guess it kind of depends on what the peson is like. because if you dont like someone because of their hair color than thats not very cool because is all reality they might be someone very cool, maybe even a knew friend perhaps? part of you getting to know a person is important, and yes most people do fit into steriotypes but eh whatever thats the whole fun of it, some people are very fun to be around so you just have to give them a achance, and yes those people with bright hair may be a little wierd but odd people have done some great things, and maybe they just got a bad haircut or something, or the color didnt work properly on their hair, you never know what happened right? and like the saying goes you cant judge a book by its cover, thats so true, so hair color some what does say something about the person, but at the same time it doesnt.
@Awinds (2475)
• United States
3 Jul 11
Hair color is a poor indicator of personality. You can only tell general things, if even that. I suppose if I saw blue hair I would assume that person is not afraid to be what they consider their true selves and they do not feel the need to conform to society's standards. These can be excellent qualities depending on motivation. But again, I have no way of confirming those generalizations unless I get to know the person beyond their hair color. Hair dye should not be a deciding factor when hiring. The way someone expresses themselves is their business. After all, it is qualities like attitude and values that will really determine a person's ability to do a good job. Self expression (including hair dye) is fine and healthy. People should not judge on the manifestation of self expression alone. However it works both ways. It doesn't hurt for those doing the self expression to be conscious of situation they will be in and the people they will around. For example, if one is taking the job of undertaker, it would be considerate to keep the more extreme forms of self expression under restraint.
• United States
3 Jul 11
I'm a open minded person.I think hair color is just another expression of the human soul.The color you wear shows how you feel inside and you should not be judged to the point of not geting a job if you are the right person for that job.I think you can show who you are inside with many different ways.
@Galena (9123)
3 Jul 11
If I were interviewing for a job, I wouldn't even consider the hair colour. dyed hair doesn't make someone unprofessional, or less able to do a job, or less able to interact with the public, or anything. people with brightly dyed hair are no different to people with natural hair colours. isn't it odd how people can bleach their hair to a colour that doesn't occur naturally (natural blonde hair looks very different) and that's accepted, but blue or purple or pillar box red or pink are treated completely differently to that unnatural shade of blonde.
@petersum (4526)
• United States
3 Jul 11
Blue would be quite acceptable. Five colors OK. What I hate are the gangs of blonde Barbie dolls that haunt the streets here! No, I'm not talking about teenagers. I mean those who are as old as the original Barbie doll, wearing sagging halter tops, and showing their varicose veins right up to their tattooed butts!