United Airlines to Update Flight Attendant Dress Code, Relax Rules on Tattoos, Makeup, Nose Piercings | KTAB
(NEXSTAR) – United Airlines is revising its appearance standards for flight attendants and other employees who deal with customers to “reflect a more modernized appearance,” according to the carrier.
The changes, which take effect Sept. 1, will include “significant” and gender-neutral revisions to the company’s current policies on tattoos, nose rings, visible nails, hair and makeup, according to an announcement provided to airline employees Wednesday. .
âAs the face of United, our customer-facing teammates can provide an even better experience for our customers when they feel and feel better,â said Kate Gebo, executive vice president of human resources and relationships working at United, in a statement shared with United. employees.
âWe have spent the last few years listening to the feedback we have received from our employees and our business resource groups to develop these revised standards. We are confident that these modernized, more gender-specific appearance standards will provide a more authentic portrayal of the people and cultures that make United the company it is today, âshe added.
Along with the announcement, United Airlines released a preview image that had been shared with employees, which shows various United crew members with nose piercings, painted fingernails, makeup and tattoos. Visible.
United declined to say exactly what the revised standards would allow, instead referring to additional details to be released in July. However, an airline representative confirmed that previous guidelines banned visible tattoos and piercings (other than earlobe piercings). Men were also not allowed to wear colored makeup or nail polish.
The updated guidelines will apply to flight attendants and customer service representatives first, United said, before expanding to other workgroups, including pilots and ramp service employees. Workers not covered by the first phase of the revised guidelines have been instructed to continue to follow current dress codes for the time being.