I did know a guy who worked in another department from me who decided to hack up his hair into a mohawk.. I don't think anybody cared so much because basically everybody already knew him, and he doesnt work with the public as much.. but regardless..
Then again, quite a few other people have tattoos/peircings, and they don't hide them.
Alot of outfits have a anti-discrimination policy in place. In alot of ways this gives you leverage. It's just now a matter of how the customers treat you. If you apply for a private sector, it's probably a diffrent story.
Overall, just present yourself the best honest way you can. If they don't choose you, it's probably not going to be just because of your haircut.
Most employers won't outright say "I don't like your hair so I'm not going to hire you!" Instead they nit-pick other things, "I see you got a -C in art class in 8th grade, thats really not what we're looking for here at The Krusty Krab"
i tend to go to work with hawk down to the side, i work in a shopping centre in a jewellers. my boss doesnt care about it but customers do get a bit funny about it. ive had a few complaints about tattoos, piercings and my hair but i just get on with it. just carry on with your job like everyone else, that freaks people out more haha
Working at Apple makes it quite a bit easier to have a mohawk. We have that whole "celebrating the individual" thing going on. My 'hawk is a bit more conservative (shorter) than those I see here, so I'm sure that makes a difference to some extent, too. It is dyed blue, though, matching my shirt, so I am certainly not the picture of a 'hawk-sporting bow-tie daddy. It really started out as sort of a joke for my boss.
Many of our team members, including one particular manager, wear a faux-hawk. Chris and I have a very good relationship. Normally in the time since he's been in the store I've been wearing my APPLE legacy logo ball cap except for the past few weeks. Since we were approaching Memorial Day and my now traditional summer buzz cut (which he wasn't aware of) my hair has been pretty long. The non-cap revelation of my very full head of hair had brought him to comment several times that he's waiting for me to join that faux-hawk group. Taking advantage of his not knowing of my plans to shear it all off, I told him I'd go one better and do a full Mohawk, which of course he didn't believe. I've had to shush some team members when they asked when I would be cutting my hair in general, as they've been around long enough to know that I do that. The night prior to all-store early morning meeting I got clippin'. Needless to say I caused quite the "buzz" when I walked in. Every manager in the store loved it, including our Market Leader who's responsible for 4 stores. "What fun!" was her comment.
What has surprised me is the overwhelmingly positive response I've gotten wherever I go. Just sitting at break in the mall I had some guy in about a $900 suit and $600 shoes walk by and comment that he "loves the cut". My regular customers love it. New to me customers have been very open and positive about it. Out in public I've had men and women of every age make very positive comments to me, including guys shopping with their wife at the supermarket just coming up to comment "Great haircut, man." Last night at Kohl's the little cutie at the check out... first words out of her mouth were "I LOVE YOUR HAIR!
So, for me, in the month I've had it, it has been a totally POSITIVE outcome.