SOURCE: PayScale


February 07, 2017 03:00 ET

West Coast Leads Nation in Casual Dress Code On the Job

But Think Before You Ink, PayScale Survey Results Suggest

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Feb 7, 2017) - PayScale, Inc. -- the leading provider of compensation data and software -- released survey results today, Tuesday, 2/7, that show West Coast workers have significantly more freedom to dress casually than their East Coast counterparts. View the infographic here:

Yet, even though 45 million Americans have at least one tattoo and 36% of these are in the 18-25 year-old age group, according to PayScale's survey results, anything from facial hair to piercings are discouraged, either formally or informally, by a high percentage of respondents' workplaces.

  • 81% discourage facial piercings (eyes, nose, labret, etc.)
  • 68% discourage unusual ear piercings (gauges, orbital, conch, etc.)
  • 64% discourage visible tattoos
  • 64% discourage unconventional hair coloring

Learn more about what "dressing for success" on the job really means today from where you live to the industry or job you're in to the personal appearance choices you make, PayScale's data released today showcases workplace dress code trends in 2017.

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