To ‘Loc’ or Not to ‘Loc’: Women Talk the Politics of Hair in Workplace

Getting beyond negative stereotypes of a centuries-old style

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There’s been debate after debate about the implications of dreadlocks and their presence in the workplace, especially in some corporate landscapes where it may seem to be the hairstyle of taboo. From stereotypes linked to the Rastafari movement to the misconceptions about hygiene, many professional women wrestle with the question of whether to stay true to their own unique style choice or give in to what some consider the status quo.

Check out the Grio and writer Starrene Rhett’s exploration of women in their decision to keep their ‘locs’ — despite negative perceptions— using exemplary work ethic and professionalism to combat widespread assumptions.

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