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Skrillex Haircut

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:18 pm

I have an "alternative" haircut, and it looks something like this:

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This is not a picture of me, it's just an example I found on the internet. I'm wondering if my hair will impact job prospects as a lawyer, and if it will impact how my professors treat me in law school.

I also have ear piercings that are similar to those shown in the picture. Should I remove them?

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Re: Skrillex Haircut

Postby fatduck » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:20 pm

cool story bra

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Re: Skrillex Haircut

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:20 pm

i doubt your professors will care. if you want to work at a firm, do not wear your hair like that to your interviews. and take out the piercings for interviews.

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Re: Skrillex Haircut

Postby fatduck » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:24 pm

if you get a cold call and you're unprepared, just respond with:

GWAOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

WUWUWUWUWUWUH WUH WUH WUHE WEH, GUAH HUHA WAOWWWWWWWWWWW

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Re: Skrillex Haircut

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:i doubt your professors will care. if you want to work at a firm, do not wear your hair like that to your interviews. and take out the piercings for interviews.


+1.

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Re: Skrillex Haircut

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:42 pm

OP here. Fatduck, I appreciate the humor, but I'm serious about the haircut. This is not an uncommon look at the school I went to and in the neighborhood I live in.

Could I still come off as professional, if I cut my hair short and kept the sides trimmed close to the scalp?

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Re: Skrillex Haircut

Postby 09042014 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:43 pm

Of course it will effect how people see you, but it's not really a big deal in school.

But you better start growing your hair out for OCI. You've got a year.

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Re: Skrillex Haircut

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:51 pm

Thanks for the feedback, Desert Fox. Will I have to wear Hilary Clinton hair for the rest of my life, or will I be afforded more latitude as I gain seniority? Will I find more flexibility if I join a certain type of law firm or choose to specialize in a certain area of law?

I'm willing to do what it takes, but I'm sad to see the hair go.

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Re: Skrillex Haircut

Postby fatduck » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:52 pm

off go the dreadlocks, in comes the income

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Re: Skrillex Haircut

Postby kalvano » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:52 pm

That sort of hair cut will almost certainly result in nothing at OCI. What would ever make you think that it would be acceptable?

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Re: Skrillex Haircut

Postby kwais » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:01 pm

grow up. life is about choices. you chose the law so cut your hair

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Re: Skrillex Haircut

Postby JamMasterJ » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:03 pm

kwais wrote:grow up. life is about choices. you chose the law so cut your hair

so you're saying my beard must go?

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Re: Skrillex Haircut

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:06 pm

I really don't know very many lawyers or law students. I come to this site so I can get the kind of insight I wouldn't otherwise have access to. I was hoping that there would be some niche area of law that would allow me to wear my hair the way I'd like to. It's obvious that the answer is no, but there is absolutely no reason to mock me for asking a genuine question.

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Re: Skrillex Haircut

Postby IAFG » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:09 pm

Really? You are going to pick out your employer/practice area based on how you can get away with styling your hair?

How old are you?

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Re: Skrillex Haircut

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:11 pm

It's not just about the hair but about the office environment. Can you say with absolute certainty that some areas of law are not less conservative than others? Again, no need to be demeaning.

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Re: Skrillex Haircut

Postby tooswolle » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I really don't know very many lawyers or law students. I come to this site so I can get the kind of insight I wouldn't otherwise have access to. I was hoping that there would be some niche area of law that would allow me to wear my hair the way I'd like to. It's obvious that the answer is no, but there is absolutely no reason to mock me for asking a genuine question.



People can be harsh, are you a K-JD student? If you are a word of advice, most of the corporate world is conservative the higher the position the more it's required.

Grow your hair back and adjust accordingly: TITCR

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Re: Skrillex Haircut

Postby IAFG » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:It's not just about the hair but about the office environment. Can you say with absolute certainty that some areas of law are not less conservative than others? Again, no need to be demeaning.

Some areas of law are definitely less conservative than others. I hear plaintiffs firms are way less uptight. But at the end of the day, clients want well-compensated lawyers to, you know, look like lawyers. That's a big obstacle.

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Re: Skrillex Haircut

Postby delusional » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:16 pm

Anonymous User wrote:It's not just about the hair but about the office environment. Can you say with absolute certainty that some areas of law are not less conservative than others? Again, no need to be demeaning.
If you're going to be a law and sexuality professor, it might be okay. But your research will need to be top notch.

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Re: Skrillex Haircut

Postby PinkCow » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:18 pm

I don't know...you guys are giving this poster too much trouble. Will you be able to get a typical "firm" job that most of TLS seeks? Unlikely. But I can think of some niche public service NGO type work where your coworkers might sport similar hair cuts (no $ of course).

However, the people in these positions sought out these positions because it was something that they wanted/always wanted to do, and the hair just came along with them. I.e., their hair was correlated with their eventual job choice, but not causally related.

I would be wary about letting your hair guide your future employment choice.

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Re: Skrillex Haircut

Postby rad lulz » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:21 pm

When Skrillex becomes passe, will you continue to sport your 'do?

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Re: Skrillex Haircut

Postby IAFG » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:24 pm

PinkCow wrote:But I can think of some niche public service NGO type work where your coworkers might sport similar hair cuts (no $ of course).

Oh good point. And since these jobs are readily available, OP is set!

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Re: Skrillex Haircut

Postby jmhendri » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:32 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Thanks for the feedback, Desert Fox. Will I have to wear Hilary Clinton hair for the rest of my life, or will I be afforded more latitude as I gain seniority? Will I find more flexibility if I join a certain type of law firm or choose to specialize in a certain area of law?

I'm willing to do what it takes, but I'm sad to see the hair go.


I had an alternative haircut through OCI too. Got an offer from 3 V5. I think they appreciated my spunk and fresh perspective.

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Re: Skrillex Haircut

Postby rayiner » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:34 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Of course it will effect how people see you, but it's not really a big deal in school.

But you better start growing your hair out for OCI. You've got a year.


Indeed, I'd imagine the whole point of this haircut is to effect how people see you.

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Re: Skrillex Haircut

Postby SR_B » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:38 pm

People on this board are lemmings, so I wouldn't give them too much credit. I think a non-traditional haircut like the one in the OP would be fine for some more progressive legal employers if you dress professionally. Tattoos/piercings maybe less so. But no, not everywhere requires you to look like Hilary Clinton.

Keep in mind though, if you are someone interesting enough to have that haircut, you probably don't want to work at Biglaw in the first place.

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Re: Skrillex Haircut

Postby delusional » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:People on this board are lemmings, so I wouldn't give them too much credit. I think a non-traditional haircut like the one in the OP would be fine for some more progressive legal employers if you dress professionally. Tattoos/piercings maybe less so. But no, not everywhere requires you to look like Hilary Clinton.

Keep in mind though, if you are someone interesting enough to have that haircut, you probably don't want to work at Biglaw in the first place.
Because one can generally judge how interesting a person is by his or her haircut.




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