“You want to be taken seriously, you got to have serious hair.”
– Tess in the film Working Girl
Remember this moment when Melanie Griffith’s character went from her “working girl” hair to a shorter, more serious do?
You can chalk it up to dramatic license, but I think there was actually an interesting tidbit on personal branding in there.
Like it or not, we are judged by how we look.
Lest you think that this is a women’s only issue, check out this article about a recent study that found that CEO’s (all men) look more or less credible according to their facial features.
I think it’s not only the way other’s percieve you, but also about how they way you look makes you feel about yourself.
This may sound shallow, but I feel more confident when my hair is under control.
When I have a big speaking engagement, one of the first things I do is schedule a blow-out.
Of course, I also prepare very hard to make sure I know my content and that it will be relevant and engaging for my audience.
But I feel more credible when I also look the part of “professional speaker”.
That’s my point of view. What’s your twist?
How does the way you look impact how you feel about personal brand (yours or other’s)?