Can Nurses Have Colored Hair?

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I’m going to answer the question “can nurses have colored hair?”

Can nurses have colored hair? No, many hospitals and health systems do not allow nurses to have an “unnatural” hair color. While some companies have relaxed the rule it’s still best to double-check with your employer or future employer before dyeing your hair.

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Can Nurses Have Colored Hair?

This question really depends on a lot of things.

For starters, there’s the obvious.

Many hospitals do have a policy against their staff (including nurses) having what would be deemed as an “unnatural” hair color.

Many times they also have a policy against tattoos and piercings amongst other things.

This can really depend.

Because of that, I think your best bet is to talk to your human resource department before dyeing your hair color.

If you’re looking at applying to a new job double check with what their policy is ahead of time.

Other Things to Keep in Mind

With all that said, even if your hospital does NOT have a policy against dyeing your hair color does that mean you should dye your hair red.

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Or yellow?

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I don’t know.

It’s all pretty much a personal preferance anyway, but keep in mind that other people might percieve it differently.

Being “professional” at times might look slightly different to one person than another.

So while someone might look at someone who has yellow hair and not think much about it.

Someone else might look at it and think that person is not professional.

I’m not saying it’s right or wrong.

What I am saying is it does happen.

Where this will really come into play is dealing with patients and dealing with a nursing interview.

Older patients might not be as fond of colored hair and your nurse interviewer might hold that “unnatural” hair color against you during an interview.

Final Thoughts

If you want to express your personality it might be safer to do it with your nursing scrubs or your nursing shoes.

Regardless of where you stand on hair color one thing I do think is more universal is to keep your hair groomed and well-kept.

What are your thoughts on nursing dyeing their hair color?

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you have dyed hair as a nurse?

Yes, many facilities will let you dye your hair. But many will not. It’s best to double check with your human resource department before dyeing your hair an “unnatural” hair color.

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