We've devolved from water fountains and backs of buses to hair. A pathetic day in America when it takes a law to stop racist shit pertaining hair style. smh
A law claiming an employer cannot discriminate on the grounds of a hair style is ludicrous, it is basically calling an end to standards of dress and professionalism in favour of a stupid, childish "You can't tell me what to do, your not my Dad" entitled attitude that is all too common today.
The old saying "Clothes maketh the Man (or woman)" still holds true, and how I dressed in my leisure time (I was a total hippie) and in my work time (at that time forty odd years ago I was a trainee accountant), both expressed my personality and my sense of propriety, but did not impinge on one another.
If your work place has a dress code you abide by it or you resign, I know plenty of people of any and all "races" (and bare in mind in the UK that word does not mean what it does in the USA it simply means your nationality) who are smart and professional and others who are just scruffs.
If you are idiot enough to believe you can face the public and professional bodies with a bright green Mohawk spiked up with super glue (I had some one actually come for a job interview looking like that) you don't deserve to be employed. If you had told me I could not look at some one precocious enough to turn up at job interview like that and NOT decide they were a buffoon who did not really want the job or was just taking the piss I would simply have found another reason not to employ them.
When I was in my teens I had an 18" Afro, my hair is naturally curly and bushes out when it is long. I had to leave school at sixteen for family reasons and the first two things I did before even beginning to look for work was buy a smart suit and cut my hair in to a crew cut, because that is the only way it could be made to look smart and the only way I could expect to gain employment.