British Airline company Virgin Atlantic states that after a change in policy, female flight attendants don’t need to wear make-up any longer
The company has major destinations in the US and it adjusted its grooming and styling policy on March 1st. The airline says that it has been listening carefully to the opinions of its employees to make the changes.
Virgin Atlantic made a public statement that claimed that in order to make a significant change in the aviation industry, its female staff no longer need to wear any make-up if they choose.
The company also said that the female cabin crew is still capable of wearing its existing palette, which consists of lipstick and foundation.
In addition to make-up, the female cabin crew is also able to wear pants as part of their uniform. Virgin Airlines says that the pants have to be specifically requested. The airline also noted that the changes provide more comfort and offer cabin crews other ways of expression.
Many other airlines that fly internationally such as American Airlines, Jet Blue, Air Canada, West Jet, and more, have differing views on its grooming policy.
Both Jet Blue and Air Canada claimed that there is no requirement for the female cabin crew to wear make-up. However, both companies offer professional grooming tips for both males and females to achieve professional and consistent looks.
Other main international airlines, like Jet Blue and West Jet, have a different policy. While neither airline demands that its flight attendants wear make-up, they do imply that its best to wear something classic and neutral to give a more professional appearance.
There are also make-up guidelines included in the uniform and grooming standards manual that each employee receives during the training period. The recommendations typically help with choosing cosmetics for various skin tones.
While those are the views from four significant international airlines, the majority of others still require their female cabin crew to wear make-up as they work on flights.