I have never for a day in my life worried about people taking me seriously. Even when I had/have brown hair, people wouldn’t take me seriously for my age, gender identity, sexuality, physical appearance, or any number of other things. I let my work and results speak for themselves.
As for getting a job, I already have a job (and an internship) and a lot of opportunities I’m working on — so no, I’m not worried. Honestly, any place that would require me to dye my hair in order to work there is most likely not a place I would thrive in anyway. Having pink hair makes me happy, and it just feels… right.
I honestly can’t imagine dyeing it back to a “subtle color” to please other people. I know that I should be trying to ~work within the system~ but honestly, my passions are about breaking down prejudices and disproving stereotypes, and if I can’t do that with my pink hair then I wouldn’t feel like I was committed to what I believe.
People will always judge me for some reason no matter what color my hair is. So let them take me as I am — doubting me will only make them feel saltier when I succeed right in front of them.