Neon Hair Career Women in US Vogue Sep 2012 ‘Her Brilliant Career’
The most colourful statement in Vogue’s September 2012 issue is not merely about dying your hair neon colours, it’s about showing up for work with neon hair. The storied stylist Grace Coddington, known for her own orange plume, teamed with photographer David Sims to show Karlie Kloss, the statuesque catwalker, vamping her way to work in clothes that befit a lawyer, architect, marketing consultant, a broadcast journalist, even a CEO. The headline? “Her Brilliant Career.” Hair stylist Guido Palau, used an array of brightly colour wigs for this shoot, using colour’s that both contrast and clashed with the office wardrobe. This editorial published in 2012 suggested that even in bad economic times, someone is up for a good time.
The idea of neon hair colours in the workplace has always been controversial, but as rainbow hair colour becomes less punk and more couture and high fashion mindsets are changing. While it’s may seem far fetched to suggest a lawyer or CEO could show up to work with bright hair, the fact that a fashion giant like Vogue is promoting this style is already a huge step. We may still be a way off from neon hair career women, however there are more jobs than ever before that will accept colourful hair. So perhaps Vogue is giving us a taste of the not too distant future. If you are looking for ideas for workplaces and jobs that will actually allow brightly coloured hair, check out our article:
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