Dear Shelly,

I have a job interview next week. Should I get a boring "corporate hair" cut, or should I continue with my original plan to leave my hair long and streak it? Should I conform or just be myself?

Signed,
Bombshell Seeks Job

Dear Bombshell,

Just be yourself. You knew I was going to say that, right? Going into this interview, you want to be as comfortable and confident as you possibly can be, and I think that also means feeling as attractive (as opposed to as "corporate") as you can.

Besides, long hair can be quite corporate, I think. That's what french twists and buns are for.

Love,
Shelly

Dear Shelly,

should i get my hair cut? if so, how?

Signed,
Too Much Time on IMDb

Dear Too,

Sure! I say it's always better to change it than not to. Hair always grows back, and you can put brown dye on the bleached area after you decide that you hate it (okay, that's me, not you, y'all can stop searching my friendslist for brunettes). Also, hats are fun.

How? What I do when I'm contemplating a hair cut is look at pictures. I look at magazines, and pictures on the web. I think about celebrities who have hair that changes a lot, and then I google their pictures. For me, I generally have an idea of what I want and only need to find a picture of it somewhere. I bet it'd be equally fun to approach it without knowing what I want. Think of the possibilities! Don't limit yourself to your own gender, either. I took in a picture of David Bowie the last time I got my hair cut, and it was the best cut ever.

If you're going for a drastic change, I recommend going to a really good stylist. Get recommendations from your friends. Do research. Do it right. Indulge.

Love,
Shelly