There's no shame in having a punk-rock past (or present, actually). But unkempt dreadlocks, body art, and piercings may stop being so cool when it's time to get out and find gainful employment. If you're thinking of suiting up to pay some bills, here are a few ways to look more Mad Men, less Warped Tour.
- Concerned about that tattoo of the unicorn smoking a hookah on your shoulder? Look no further than The Wrecking Balm Tattoo Removal System ($149.95), which promises to fade away your ink or your money back.
- For those who thought those rubber ear spacers were a good idea, the EarLift Invisible Lobe Support Solution ($7.80) can help. A hypoallergenic gel disc sits on the back of your earlobe to provide support and erase the evidence. (I saw Ms. Jay use these on an episode of Tyra, and it totally worked.)
- While neat dreadlocks (think Whoopi Goldberg) look professional and cool, the bead-adorned, I-am-a-Korn-groupie dreads might not fly in an office setting. But the Knotty Boy Emergency Dreadlock Remover Kit ($25) detangles even rock hard 'locks using — you guessed it — hempseed oil.
It might be time to send a care package to those members of the class of '08 who are just getting back from Burning Man and need their looks to be as polished as their resumes.