Friday, April 12, 2013

Employee Forced Out Over Lack Of Hair

by Melissa L. White
Licensed Hair Stylist
Certified Hair Extension Artist

I think everyone would agree that hair is something extremely important to most women. For years it has been seen as a fashion statement, a reflection of one's personality, and even of one's femininity and sexuality. Styles come and go, but the importance placed upon a well-coiffed "do" is unquestionably in the top 3 of fashion and style: hair, clothes, shoes.

Sandra Lupo

Today, a story surfaced about Sandra Lupo, a former Hooters employee who claims that she was forced out of her job after she had shaved her head in July 2012 in order to have a lump on her brain surgically removed.

She claims that she attempted to comply with management and wear a wig following her return to work, but found that it irritated her wound. She allegedly quit after management continually cut her hours, causing her to quit. She has filed suit against Hooters.

Huffington Post - Sandra Lupo Story - VIDEO

Unfortunately, Sandra Lupo found out what many women who have faced hair loss have already learned the hard way. Wearing wigs is often not comfortable and there are not many remedies when you've shaved your head. It takes time to grow out hair to the point where you have options.

Specializing in hair extensions, I see many women who have balding or thinning hair, hair loss from medical conditions, treatments or surgeries and/or difficult to grow hair. I often apply hair extensions on unusually short hair, and have developed techniques over the last decade which work extremely well. But, you still do need some hair growth. It is unfortunate that this employee was not given the opportunity to recover from her health scare without feeling forced out of her job.

I don't know what will come out of this lawsuit, but it does emphasize just how important hair can be to one's emotional well being and one's career. What do you think? Have a story you'd like to share?

Melissa White is an experienced, licensed hair extension artist and stylist whose passion is to bring out the natural beauty in everyone by enhancing their own individual features with the use of exquisite hair extensions. Melissa has over 10 years of extensive training with the industries top hair extension companies in the newest techniques. Melissa is also a certified Brazilian Blowout stylist. Originally from Boston, Melissa has been in San Antonio for the past 8 years. She believes that everyone should be able to access and afford the hair of their dreams . . . thus the creation of Extensions of Yourself, San Antonio's first salon which specializes exclusively in quality hair extensions.