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What kind of job can I get with dreadlocks?

I don't have dreadlocks (yet) but am thinking about getting them. However, I'm a senior in high school and plan on keeping them for a while. I'm probably going to an Ivy League school, majoring in communications, but what sort of job could I get while having them? I'm talking a real, professional job. Anyone see marketing directors, editors, or Public Relations people with dreads?

Asked By: Haze - 12/9/2007
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Well, you should be able to get any job that you want. Dreadlocks DOES NOT (I repeate DOES NOT) equate to being unprofessional. Actually, I'm pretty sure that it falls under a representation of your ethnic background. Just like you see people who have head dresses. They still get jobs. There is a way to have dread... More
Answered By: stldiva22 - 12/11/2007
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I would think that a professional job would require a professional appearance. Why do you want to refrain form wasing your hair for the next four years? YUCK!
Answered By: Rick B - 12/9/2007
 
selling weed man..ahaha
Answered By: 1refuse2looze4 - 12/9/2007
 
you would have 2 have a professional look, dread just don't qualify
Answered By: cody szklarski - 12/9/2007
 
I don't think that people equate dreadlocks with a professional appearance. If you want to get dreadlocks, then go for it right now and keep them for a while, but when it comes time to start applying for internships get rid of them.
Answered By: Katie - 12/9/2007
 
Music Store or something in relation. Most jobs do require professional looks.
Answered By: Bella - 12/9/2007
 
If you are interested in working in the non-profit sector, it *may* be possible to find professional jobs while having dreadlocks. If you are white with dreads, though, you will most likely just be written off as a hippie. If you are black, there's a small chance that your interviewer will not want to be thought... More
Answered By: ostraussey - 12/9/2007
 
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