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Emirates Official Hairstyle Guidelines Revealed

Emirates Official Hairstyle Guidelines Revealed
Jackie Reddy

As with any other airline, Emirates has a strict idea about how members of cabin crew should present themselves in terms of their personal appearance. Ahead of the carrier’s Assessment Day, PaddleYourOwnKanoo has obtained a copy of the carrier’s guidelines pertaining to those with Afro-style hair.

With Emirates‘ Assessment Day in Dubai taking place later this week, potential cabin crew will be busy perfecting their looks and their resumés. Like all other major carriers, the airline has a strict protocol that governs exactly how it would prefer members of its cabin crew to present themselves. This protocol covers multiple looks and styles, but PaddleYourOwnKanoo has obtained a copy of Emirates’ official guidelines as pertaining to those with Afro-style hair.

As with any other style, hair should be kept neat and tidy, the outlet reports, with strands being kept away from both the face and collar. In terms of acceptable colors, black, brown and copper are all fine and any highlights should be kept subtle. Brighter, bold hues are not permitted.

When it comes to styles like cornrows, these must be kept either medium or small in terms of size and relatively plain in terms of design. Some curve or pattern is fine and these can be plaited or twisted either off to the side or toward the back of the head.

Locks – previously referred to by the carrier as dreadlocks – are also to be kept either small or medium in size. For those who favor this look, Emirates also advises that hair should be regularly locked and kept neat.

Emirates’ guidelines also cover both short and longer hairstyles. Of the former, the carrier says that while natural partings are acceptable, shaved-in lines aren’t allowed and layers in shorter looks should be subtly blended. If needed, those with longer hair – which could become too voluminous – may pull their hair back into a puff-type hairstyle.

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  1. MaxVO


    March 26, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    Clicking on the referenced link has accomplished something that I haven’t experienced in years — alarm and block by AVAST AV. Maybe Avast was just protecting me from wasting more time on this irrelevant nonsense. In either case, thanks Avast!

  2. jonsg

    March 27, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    Yep, I got the “Theat has been detected” alert, too.

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