Air India has released new grooming guidelines for all of its crew members . Men must maintain a short haircut with side parting (without volume) and apply hair gel routinely .
New Delhi, India, November 24: Air India (AI), a Tata-owned company, has released new grooming guidelines for all of its crew members, as well as precise guidelines on the No More Chalta Haiculture.Air India has issued a circular of over 40 pages addressing the revised image and uniform guidelines, which clearly states requirements for both male and female crew members.(During boarding, inspection, and deplaning).Personal tie pins are not permitted.If a tie pin is not available, the crew can wear it without it.According to an Air India circular, men must maintain a short haircut with side parting (without volume).In addition, Air India has asked male crew members to shave daily and apply hair gel routinely.A male crew with deep receding hairlines and male balding patches must maintain a clean shaved head or bald appearance.The Head must be shaved twice a day. Grey hair is not allowed.Grey hair must be regularly colored in a natural shade.Fashion colors and heena are not permitted.Rings are not permitted for men except in the wedding band style. According to the rules, there were no bracelets.Apron has been discontinued and cannot be worn by Air India's female crew members, who have requested them to strictly adhere to the new uniform rules enacted in the most recent circular.The black blazer with an Indo-western look has also been discontinued and is not to be worn on board.For flight duties with a saree and an Indo western jacket, you must wear short stockings (sheer ones and matching the skin tone). The cardigan and waistcoat should never be worn together.During operation, a cardigan is not permitted.It also said that foundation and concealers that match the skin tone are obligatory for all flight duties, including using the company shade card only.As per uniform, eyeshadow, lipsticks, nail polish, and hair shade cards are to be strictly followed. Gel nail polish and French manicures are allowed with regular refills and must be well-maintained.Earrings- gold and diamond studs are only permitted in round shape with no pattern or ornamentation.Pearls are not permitted.Only a saree is permitted (optional) and a small bindi is permitted and must measure less than 0.5 cm. For the female crew, two rings with 1 cm in width are allowed, but one in each hand is allowed.Only one thin bangle in gold or silver without structure and stones may be worn.The airline said that the grey hair must be coloured in a natural shade or using a company hair colour shade card for females.Hair must be neat and styled according to company hair rules. The bun must be made in the center of the crown.To make a round bun, a donut must be used.With buns, only a thin sheer invisible net must be used.Thick nets are not permitted. Pins must be of the same size and shape as those used on steel.According to Air India, short open hair must be blow dried, or permanent smoothening must be done, but sources within the airline claim that it is not necessary because thousands of crew members will take time to comply with the new law.Despite the fact that the airline's new circular does not mention the reason for the change, several crew members stated that it is the only airline in the country that has been serving the world for decades.The crew members' representations and photographs are not consistent with international regulations.