Male crew with bald patches, receding hairline must shave head: Air India’s new grooming guidelines

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Air India has released a detailed list of grooming guidelines for its cabin attendants. The list includes grooming guidelines for both male and female crew members such as no pearl earrings, no low buns, clean shave for male crew members with bald patches, etc.

The airline has asked male crew with bald patches or receding hairline to sport a clean shaven/bald look. It said that the crew cut is not allowed and the head must be shaved daily.

According to a Times of India report, women crew members are not allowed to wear pearl earrings, bindis are optional but must be 0.5 cm in size, only one bangle without designs and stones will be allowed, and no High top knots or low buns shall not be permitted.

Only gold or diamond round shaped earrings without any design or ornamentation, not exceeding 1 cm in width and only one in each hand, and only four bobby pins for female crew members are permitted. The rules state that eyeshadow, lipstick, nail paint and hair shade cards have to be followed. Sheer calf-length stockings matching the skin tone are mandatory for flight duty with both saris and Indo-Western wear.

The guidelines stated that crew members with gray hair had to dye them their natural colour.

Religious or black thread is not allowed on the wrist, neck and ankle. The earlier guidelines also stated that the crew should not carry plastic bags or shopping bags in public areas.

Air India released a detailed list a month back, but released another document highlighting key changes in the same guidelines.

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