Below is a dream and interpretation from my psychologist private practice. The client is anonymous and biographical details were changed to protect the identity of the dreamer. The interpretation is based upon my book at http:www.drstevenfox.com
Dream 162: Let Your Hair Down
A 33-year-old woman dreamt that she was sitting in a room. A group of young adult handsome and dashing men came in and started to help her put on coat after coat, one on top of the other. After she was wearing three coats at the same time, the leader of the group announced that was enough, that she did not need any more coats.
She then saw herself and a female friend having a discussion. The friend unfurled her long hair and urged the dreamer to do the same. They next were sitting at a house of prostitution. They were simply viewers of the scene. Each man was receiving money for having sex with each prostitute. Each man did not enjoy the experience and felt forced to do it.
The group of young men were various parts of her inner heroic masculine. These parts typically are protective and encourage positive action. Clothing represents defenses as they are the outer shell we show the outside world. The number three (number of coats) is significant because it implies change. She did not like her current job and had sought out and interviewed with three other possible jobs that were interested in her. She did this as she was preparing for a written test at her current workplace. She had obtained the three job possibilities as defensive backups if she did not pass the test. The leader of the heroic masculine announced that she had sought out enough jobs for her security. The implication was to stop looking for more jobs and continue studying for the test. Her heroic masculine was concerned that she was devoting too much energy on finding backup jobs rather than studying for the test before her.
She worked in customer service. She felt like she was hired to screw customers over (the prostitutes) who did not appreciate it (she did not like the way she had to interact with customers). The dream was encouraging her to “let her hair down” emotionally, i.e., to be less defensive (the female friend unfurling her hair).