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The Voice report on “Culture of fear over wearing natural hair at work”

Posted on September 12, 2023

Creative Access’ research into under-represented groups experience of ‘increased stress and confusion due to the lack of clear guidelines about appropriate workplace and interview attire’ has been featured in The Voice.

The article writes: “Black jobseekers have expressed fears that wearing their hair naturally or dressing like themselves or wearing their hair naturally will lead to discrimination at work according to a new survey.”

“Those with Afro-textured or curly hair are less confident in wearing their natural style in the workplace – with more than 1 in 10 (14%) believing it will have a negative impact on their career.

The research also found that those with naturally straight hair did not feel compelled to change their hair texture for interviews (86% said no), whilst a third of those with Afro-textured or curly hair (31%) feel compelled to change their hair texture.”

Read here.