Catchy title, eh? Let me explain.
In my job search I met a man who was extremely accomplished (an executive in transition). He had some gray, which is how I got to know him. This guy was doing a lot of networking, and eventually came to be one of the most connected people in my city. One day he showed up to the network meeting with beautiful jet-black (or very dark brown) hair. It was… interesting.
See, my hair isn’t really losing it’s color (I’m balding, that’s for another post :)), so I hadn’t really thought about coloring it. When he, as someone who I really respect, came in with colored hair, it was as if he was trying to hide something (his age). I’ve hired older people before (I’m in my 30’s in case you were wondering) and really respected what they brought to the table. And this guy would have been an awesome catch for any company. I couldn’t understand why he was coloring his hair.
So without going into one of my lengthy posts, with bullet points and opinions and all that, I’ll throw it to you… what do YOU think about this issue? Should he have colored his hair, or just left it? I do know that he spent a lot of time thinking about this, so it wasn’t just on a whim.