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British Airways Goes Gender Neutral, Allows Male Crew Members To Wear Makeup And Earrings


British Airways is gender neutral, allowing male cabin crew members to wear makeup and earrings

British Airways requires employees to aim for a “natural look”. (File)

British Airways will be gender-neutral and will now allow male pilots and cabin crew to wear makeup and piercings for the first time on the job.

Based on Guardians, the UK flag carrier in an internal memo told staff that all uniformed staff are now allowed to wear mascara, false eyelashes and earrings, and bring accessories including bags from Monday. “Man” and nail polish are also allowed for all genders under newly updated rules.

In a memo sent to staff, the airline told staff to “be bold, be proud and be yourself” and said it hoped the guidelines would “be accepted by everyone” gender, gender, ethnicity, background, culture, gender, it’s different”.

However, according to The IndependentBritish Airways also asked staff to use “subtle shades of makeup” and aim for a “natural look”.

“We are proud of all of our colleagues at British Airways and we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We have worked with our staff to create up-to-date guidelines on how to do this. makeup, beauty and accessories, allowing our colleagues to bring their best, most authentic versions to work every day,” the airlines said.

Follow GuardiansBritish Airways is also said to be trying to update its image to reflect its branding campaign – “an original British one” – which it says is a celebration of people, customers and country. of the airline.

Meanwhile, airlines seem to be following in the footsteps of Virgin Atlantic, recently updated its policies to reflect the diversity of modern society. In September, Virgin announced that its crew could choose their uniform because it had eliminated workwear by gender.

It allows female flight attendants and pilots to wear the trousers and skirts of their male counterparts at work. The airline says it wants to “enhance the individuality” of people and customers.

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