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United Airlines reveals nail polish regulations for cabin crew

By Emma Hobday | 20 August 2021 | Movers & Shakers, News

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United Airlines has unveiled appearance regulations for both male and female customer facing employees that allows for greater gender expression and style.

“As the face of United, our customer-facing teammates can provide an even better experience for our customers when they look and feel their best,” comments Kate Gebo, executive vice president of the airline’s department of human resources and labour relations, in a statement shared with employees in June.

Kate continues, “We’re confident that these modernised and more gender-inclusive appearance standards will provide a more authentic representation of the people and cultures that make United the company it is today.”

Make-up and nail polish was originally forbidden for male employees, whereas the only restriction now is that employees must wear natural looking make-up and un-chipped nail polish, meeting the professional standards of the airline.

The airline provided aviation news website Simple Flying with this statement regarding the changes:

“At United, we believe we are all connected by the similarities we recognise and the differences we celebrate in each other. We’ve updated our appearance standards to empower our employees to represent themselves in the way they feel most confident. Our modernised appearance guidelines promote a supportive, encouraging, and positive environment for our employees and customers alike.”

Click here for the United Airlines website.


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