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Woman whose shaved head caused uproar gets new job

The spa director at Northern Quest Casino is on leave, days after a resort hairstylist was asked to wear a wig for shaving her head in support of her sister who is battling cancer.

Melanie Strandberg's story is making headlines around the world after her boss's reaction to her new hair style.

"It was reiterated to me that I could be offensive," she told us. "Then I was told 'How are you supposed to market hair if you don't have any?'"

Melanie resigned, and now Northern Quest is sharing their side of the story. On Wednesday they released a three page statement saying:

"There is no policy that prevents any team member from working with a shaved head, and no one is required to wear a wig," and "We want Melanie to know Northern Quest supports her and her family. Her job is open and we would love to talk with her directly."

Northern Quest says only three hours passed between when Melanie notified them of the issue and her resignation, and there was not enough time to resolve the issue.

Melanie has since accepted a job at the Glen Dow Academy of Hair Design.


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