I have a job interview, and I have no idea what to do with this.
Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling
It's as customer service in an office. The piercings are obviously removable and not an issue, they're Ok about tats to a point, and I managed to score the job! Yes yes yes!
I work in Healthcare at a hospital as Medical Scientist. So yes, I understand your predicament. As a mom you want to provide the best for your children. Truly there is very few industries that will provide good dependable wages & very low health insurance costs.
In healthcare a neat and orderly appearance is associated with cleanliness and it is to be expected. That doesn't mean you can't have dreads. You just have to make sure they are clean and pulled back out of the way. Once they are past the "loopy" stage and they are maturing to normal cylindrical shape you can use Vicki's Lock Magic Karma Gel immediately after washing them & in between washes to tame the frizzes & fly aways. It helps them mature as well, but the biggest most immediate benefit I found was more cosmetic. Plus the Karma scent smells really good & since it is completely plant based it washes out very easily with no build up.
As for what to use to pull them back, I've tried them all & I highly recommend Buff Wool Head Wraps. They look professional and you can fold them over in half they will cover past the top of your head. Plus the wool rubbing against the hair helps them dread up faster. Yes they are a little pricey but I feel they are as necessary as shoes for a healthcare professional with dreadlocks. If you can't source them locally in time for your interview find the widest most professional looking headband or plain bandana. You can order a few after you get the job.
I imagine you won't be in the OR, LAB or such where you need to cover them up completely. For that I would look to tams or medical Bouffants. Cover up all the tats (use a foundational make-up if needed) and plug up the piercings with clear ones. Your interview & probationary period is NOT the time to push the envelope.
Good Look & Blessings on your interview. Keep us posted!