Dreadlocks and jobs can be an oxymoron in many companies around the United States. Depending on your profession being loc’d up could hinder you from getting hired or from being promoted. I know this is not what you want to hear but trust me when I tell you we have interviewed and spoken to many men and women who are dreaded and have given multiple accounts of these actions. This mostly occurs in the military and highly publicized jobs like news anchors or corporate Tier 1 positions.
The woman in the picture above is beautiful and her dreads are well maintained but it doesn’t matter. The simple fact is majority of corporate America is not ready for this styling option. They still lack the knowledge of dreadlocks. Many people still link dreadheads to drugs, dirty hair or Rastafarian heritage.
This is another reason Thirsty Roots was created to help educate insiders and outsiders about the beauty of black hair.
Tell us what hurdles you have experienced in the job market while wearing dreadlocks!