The main thing is look professional and clean. Have your fingernails groomed not painted just regular manicured nails and not a ton of make-up. My cousin is a hiring RN manager for Kaiser Permanente in Orange County California and she gave me the run down of what she looks for when I was a new Grad. I understand the frustrations of preciusg but I think it has nothing to do with your locks. I am an LVN and I am in school working on my BSN right now. The thing that I find most difficult about LVN job hunting is acute care mostly wants someone with atleast 1 year experience. I also found the same to be true out here for LTC. Its tough to get a break when noone wants to give it to you. So I went into HomeHealthCare to fill the void while seeking something more suited towards my desired field.