find places that include hats in the uniform.
try cutting it off, work there a few weeks/months and then see if they will let you cut your hair into a hawk.
sometimes people just need to see that you're a hard worker... once they can see that you are reliable, they might even bend the rules for you.
im lucky that i have a sikk job at a military surplus store and they are fine with us wearing our hawks up! (theres 3 of us in the store with hawks) i think its just finding local buisnesses where you can show the manager that it doesn't matter what you look like but that you got the skills... or just work in a a kitchen
I work as a Critical Care, and SWAT paramedic and am a volunteer firefighter. I got the job, worked for a few months then quietly cut my hair back into a hawk. i just wear a hat at work, and retainers in my piercings. half of my bosses dont care, the other half give me shit, but im fully within county policy (its vague with a HUGE loophole) and they know there is nothign they can do. but i dont kid myself, as long as im doing well with my job they will leave me alone, but the second i screw up, they will crucify me over my mods.
funny thing is the amount of people getting facial piercings at work has SKYROCKETED since i got there. most people had always been interested in them, but seeing me pull it off, many people have began to become more visibily pierced and modified. both me and my EMT partner are sporting 0ga ears and have goals of 1/2''. a few other people are also stretching their ears as well. the way i figure it, the more people that have mods the harder it will be for them to simply re-write the policy.
long story short. cut it off, look as normal as possible, deal with it for a few months while you make your name at a job and get one back from there.
I work at a TGIFriday's. It might be different in California than in Florida, but I mainly work in the back of the house as a line cook, but occasionally I'll serve or host if they need me to. Which is kind of nice that I don't have to hide in the back the whole time. But as long as your hair is one color, my manager said i could shave my head bald and they couldn't anything. Though I'm also not sure if the same rules apply to guys. I think as long as it's off your ears it's ok.