Hair length a problem?

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Anonymous A asked on Nov 19, 2019

I'm a woman that has super long hair (hip-length). I have it for cultural reasons and was planning on cutting it if I do get an offer. However, I was wondering if it would look unprofessional to have it that long in an interview, or I am overthinking it?

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Antonello
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replied on Nov 19, 2019
McKinsey | MBA professor for consulting interviews

Hi,
I confirm that they will not be a problem for the evaluation of your performance at the interview.

Best,
Anto

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Vlad
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replied on Nov 19, 2019
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School

Hi,

I would say - depends on the country. I can see how in some countries people can be subjective and conservative.

But I think that chasing MBB offer is not worth cutting your hair. Pls don't cut it and be yourself

Best!

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Giulia
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replied on Nov 19, 2019
McKinsey Business Analyst | 3+ years Experience | MBA at LBS

Hi,

You are definitely overthinking, please keep your beautiful hair if you want to keep them as they are.

The length of your hair is not going to be unprofessional, that for sure!

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Henning
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replied on Sep 15, 2020
Bain | passed >15 MBB interviews as a candidate

No, it won't be an issue. Assuming there are no other cultural aspects in the office that you are applying to.

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Anonymous replied on Sep 14, 2020

Hi A,

I don't think that is going to be a problem. You're overthinking, just try your best in the interview so you get an offer.

Best,

André

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