Air India on Thursday issued a round of over 40 pages, instructing grooming necessities for all its crew members, together with asking males to place hair gel and mandated girls to use basis and concealers matching the pores and skin tone.
“For the male crew, black uniform jackets have to be worn all through the flight in all cabins. (Throughout boarding, service and deplaning). Private tie pins aren’t allowed. Crew can put on a tie with out the tie pin if not issued. Solely black calf-length socks with out logos are to be worn with the uniform. Males should keep neat brief haircut with facet parting (with out quantity),” Air India round learn.
Air India has additionally requested the male crew members to shave day by day and apply hair gel mandatorily.
“Use of hair gel is necessary. Male crew with deep receding hairlines and male balding patches should preserve a clear shaved head or bald look. The Head have to be shaved day by day. A crew reduce will not be permitted. Gray hair will not be permitted. Gray hair have to be repeatedly colored in a pure shade. Vogue colors and heena aren’t permitted. Rings- Just one ring in marriage ceremony band design is allowed for males. Just one Sikh Kada with a most width of 0.5 cm thickness in gold or silver with none design, logos or stones could also be worn. (No bracelets),” the round learn.
As for feminine crew members, Air India has requested them to observe the most recent uniform pointers strictly.
“Apron is discontinued and to not be worn. Black blazer with Indo-western uniform can be discontinued and to not be worn on board. Calf-length stockings (sheer ones and matching the pores and skin tone) are necessary for flight duties with each a saree and Indo western uniform. The corporate-issued black cardigan might be worn for boarding and deplaning (throughout winter months solely) and inflight for lull intervals on LH and ULH flights all year long. Cardigan and waistcoat mustn’t ever be worn collectively. Cardigan will not be permitted throughout service.”
Air India mentioned that basis and concealers matching the pores and skin tone are necessary.
“The crew should put on full make-up as per the brand new uniform pointers for all flight duties utilizing the corporate shade card solely. Eyeshadow, lipsticks, nail paint and hair shade playing cards are to be strictly adopted as per uniform. Private shades in these 4 merchandise aren’t permitted. Nail paint colors from shade card to be matched with uniform – purple and corals for purple uniform, pink with blue uniform and nude, pearly white and French manicure with each uniforms,” the rules learn.
As per the most recent pointers, gel nail polish and French manicures are allowed with common refills and have to be well-maintained.
“Earrings- gold and diamond studs solely in spherical form with none design and ornamentation are permitted. Pearls aren’t allowed. A small bindi is allowed with a saree solely (non-obligatory) and have to be inside 0.5 cm in measurement. Massive-size bindi will not be permitted. Two rings with 1 cm of width allowed for the feminine crew however to be worn one in every hand. 20. Just one skinny bangle in gold or silver with out design and stones could also be worn. (No bracelets),” it mentioned.
The airline mentioned that gray hair have to be colored in a pure shade or utilizing an organization hair color shade card for females.
“Blonde hair color and streaking is strictly not permitted. Hair have to be neat and styled in line with firm hair pointers. Very excessive high knots and low buns resting on the neck are strictly not permitted. The bun have to be made within the centre of the crown. A donut have to be used for making a spherical bun. Solely a skinny sheer invisible web have to be used with buns. Thick nets aren’t permitted. Solely 4 black medium-size tic-tac or bobby pins are for use. Pins have to be of the identical measurement and kind. Brief open hair have to be blow dried or everlasting smoothening to be executed,” it mentioned.
Air India directed all crew members to implement the above uniform guidelines instantly. Nonetheless, airline sources mentioned that it isn’t relevant as hundreds of crew members will take time to observe the most recent guidelines.
Though the most recent round of Air India doesn’t point out why they wish to change the uniform, however a number of crew members of the airline instructed that, “Air India is the one airline within the nation which has been serving the world for a lot of a long time. Representations and pictures of its crew members aren’t as per worldwide requirements. The brand new administration needs to vary the notion of flyers.”
(with ANI inputs)