Teachers hair colour

(102 Posts)
Yolocloud Thu 06-Sep-18 20:45:01

Would you be upset if the person teaching your child had dyed their hair pink? I didn't know what to think when I seen it. Is it professional?

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aurorie11 Thu 06-Sep-18 20:46:19

Really?? Wouldn’t bother me in the slightest hair colour is an indicator of teaching ability

LooksLikeImStuckHere Thu 06-Sep-18 20:47:04

I wouldn’t care. In fact I’d think it was pretty awesome.

NoProbLlama78 Thu 06-Sep-18 20:47:18

It wouldn't bother me but if DD wanted colour in her hair I would let her when I would otherwise make her wait til the holidays

hugoagogo Thu 06-Sep-18 20:47:22

I don't see why it would matter.

Fieau Thu 06-Sep-18 20:48:26

If they can teach your child to use "seen" and "saw" correctly then I don't think there's any issue with their hair colour.

StartingGrid Thu 06-Sep-18 20:50:40

@Fieau grin


RavenWings Thu 06-Sep-18 20:51:57

I'd file it under Things That Are None Of Your Business, tbh.

Cheeseplantandpickle Thu 06-Sep-18 20:52:02

I had pink hair when I was teaching. 🤷🏾‍♂️

MargaretDribble Thu 06-Sep-18 20:53:15

I wish I had had pink hair when I was teaching.

Mrbatmun Thu 06-Sep-18 20:55:12

Is it like bright pink or a pastel pink? Not that it matters at all. Who cares?

dippyeggsandsoldiers Thu 06-Sep-18 20:57:23

Pink hair is cool, judgemental people are not

Eeeeek2 Thu 06-Sep-18 20:58:15

I would raise an eyebrow if it was against school policy for the pupils to have unnatural coloured hair.

dementedpixie Thu 06-Sep-18 20:58:19

Does pink hair block your capacity to teach?

Saturdaycartoon Thu 06-Sep-18 20:59:16

Have had this situation. Two of the best teachers I've had the pleasure of being connected with. No connection between hair colour and talent, skill and dedication.

NCPuffin Thu 06-Sep-18 20:59:35

Wouldn't bother me but it would not be acceptable at the school I work at. I dyed mine partly pink over summer last year and might do the same again when I go on maternity leave. I think it'd be hard to enforce a natural hair colours only policy for pupils and not for staff.

MaisyPops Thu 06-Sep-18 20:59:49

It depends how its done. Some colours i think done subtle look nice, quirky but still professional. Personally, I don't think all over bright colours is a professional image but if she's allowed in her staff dress code then that's her choice.

I wouldn't change decisions about children off the back of it though.
I can wear nail varnish at school. Student's can't.
I can wear earrings at school. Students can't.
That's life. I can't be doing with arguments 'but it's not fair because the teachers wear...' Nobody ever says 'Mrs Pops. It's not fair that you wear pencil skirt and blouse most days. I should be able to. But they do say it's not fair that I can wear nail varnish'.

MissVanjie Thu 06-Sep-18 21:00:46

Who cares?

And no, teachers should not be subject to the same uniform regs as children, before people moan about that. They’re teachers, children are pupils, there’s a difference, that’s how life works, deal with it

RadioBiscuits Thu 06-Sep-18 21:01:03

What difference do you think it will have on your child's life?

If her hair was blonde do you think she'd be a better teacher?

Tomorrowillbeachicken Thu 06-Sep-18 21:03:42

Really, does it matter? And if it does to you, why does it matter?

BlaaBlaaBlaa Thu 06-Sep-18 21:04:33

Last time I checked your ability to teach was not affected by your hair colour. Bet the kids think she ( or maybe he?) Is awesome

GreenTulips Thu 06-Sep-18 21:04:38

Why don't you ask her to change her hair colour to suit your taste? Perhaps a few fashion tips aswell while your at it? You could maybe take her shopping at M&S for some formal ALine skirts and high necked blouses?

chasinggarlic Thu 06-Sep-18 21:05:25


What could be upsetting about hair colour confused

museumum Thu 06-Sep-18 21:05:43

I think it’s cool. But then my school has a very relaxed practical and accessible to all uniform policy.

turquoisegreenblue Thu 06-Sep-18 21:07:29

I don’t think it’s on if students aren’t allowed it.

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