|Nobody ever complained about flamingos being pink, why should it be different with girls?|
|It shouldn't be a contradiction to have colourful hair and work in the job you're qualified for.|
|Wearing two different shoes together is no sign of craziness, but of being fashion forward!|
|Wearing a collar, but never a boring shirt!|
|Hello, my name is Sara. What can I do for you?|
|Pinks hair is an instant cause of happiness; you should try it!|
|I give you my heart if you take me the way I am: A crazy fashion gal.|
|Yin and Yang is set as a philosophy, so it should be for shoes!|
|If you are my client, you might meet me in this outfit. Maybe just without the fascinator.|
|Try to wear what makes you happy and do what fulfils your life!|
|Last advice of the day: Invest in good shoes and cool glasses. They will bring you far.|
Pink haired girls do not look professional, are offensive and will have no serious career! While we speak with holograms, have robots hoovering our homes and even transplant whole faces, mankind has a serious problem: There are a few troublemakers disturbing the introspective society with their unnatural hair colours. What a scandal!
Jessica Chelsey wrote a great post about the difficulties of finding a job with colourful hair and inspired me to talk about this topic too. Jessica dyed her gorgeous blue hair back to dark because she was urged to by an employer. Since then she doesn't feel like herself and sees it as discrimination to be forced to change her appearance in this way. When you consider how hard mankind fought for freedom during its whole history, colourful hair sounds like a ridiculous thing to raise tempers, don't you agree?
My experience as a girl with a candy floss mane is, that growing a thick skin is the price for having your dream hair. People are making jokes about my hair, children are screaming "Katy Perry" whenever I appear on the street and my mother had a very hard time getting used to have a pink-haired daughter instead of a blond angel.
Sometimes it feels like my pink hair is what the red flag is to a bull in the arena. Some people overslept the takeover of rainbow hair by fashion and still believe, you have to be either a punk or a goth to dye your hair any other colour than a mousy brown.
But, and here comes the but: In my experience my hair was never in the way of my career. Part of it might be because I work in a creative job and this gives me a certain freedom to look the way I choose. But it's also because there are amazing people out there who are capable of distinguishing the skills of a person and her hair colour. A big thank you to my bosses at this point; you are amazing in counting on what matters: My qualifications. I work as hard as any blond or black-haired girl if not harder.
As head of design of a branding company, I meet a lot of clients, not all of them the most fashion forward people. But nobody ever complained about a pink-haired girl in a sea of suits and I am proud of every client who is intelligent enough to know that hair colour doesn't destroy brains. Having the job I am qualified to AND my pink hair makes me happy and this in turn makes me do a better job.
I think the world is ready for a gang of colourful girl bosses in 2015! Follow me, everybody of you shall be a drop of colour. We can achieve change together and stand for more tolerance and open-mindedness. The day is close when everybody laughs about colourful hair being an issue at all!