I recently returned to work after caring for my elderly parents and relocating back to the area where I grew up. Since my hairloss accelerated a year ago, it's my first time working without hair. It's interesting that everyone I work with only knows me as bald. Oddly enough, people don't seem to realize that I have no eyebrows. I suppose that's because I wear glasses and have prominent brow ridges. I still have some patches of peach fuzz on my head and occasional spotty regrowth, but I'm only shaving my head once a week now and my face two or three times a week--whenever whiskers appear obvious. Many Alopecians have a distintively smooth look, but I think I just look like a bald guy. I'm working an entry-level job in the tourism industry with most of my coworkers much younger (but a lot of gays and lesbians and even another Alopecian in another department). I think my hairlessness is camouflaged a bit by my missing leg and obvious pegleg prosthesis.
I actually find it refreshing working with people who only know me as bald after that initial first year of endless explaining to family and friends.
At work, I asked the human resources dept if it would be alright to wear professional-looking hats or head scarves to work, and they said that would be fine. At work, I haven't encountered any problems since liberating myself from a hairpiece and replacing it with head scarves. Occasionally, people ask how many colors I have, whether I have cancer, or whether I wear these coverings because my head is cold, but no threats or hostility. Maybe I'm just lucky to work in an environment where people are kind and considerate.
You are LUCKY Brandy. Most people aren't so kind, considerated, or "evolved."