Shave head for receding hairline among Air India's new grooming requirements

Air India has released new grooming guidelines for all of its crew members . The airline has also asked male crew members to shave daily and apply hair gel as required .

New Delhi, Nov. 1: Air India has released new grooming guidelines for all of its crew members.The Tata-owned airline has cautioned against treating the rules in a 40-page circular.Black uniform jackets must be worn throughout the flight in all cabins for the male crew.(During boarding, service, and deplaning).

If a tie pin is not attached, the crew will have to wear it.With the uniform, only black calf-length socks without logos are allowed.According to the circular, men should maintain a simple short haircut with side parting (without volume).The airline has also asked male crew members to shave daily and apply hair gel as required.Male crews with deep receding hairlines and male balding patches must maintain a clean shaved head or bald appearance.

A crew cut is not permitted.Grey hair is not permitted.Grey hair must be treated with regular coloration in a natural hue.Clothing colors and heena are not permitted.

Only one Sikh Kada with a maximum width of 0.5 cm in gold or silver with no artwork, logos, or stones may be worn.The rules said (no bracelets).Air India asked female crew members to strictly follow the new uniform rules.The apron has been discontinued and is not to be worn.The black blazer with an Indo-western shirt has also been discontinued and is not permitted to be worn on board.

The company-issued black cardigan can be worn for boarding and deplaning (only during the winter months) as well as inflight for lull times on LH and ULH flights throughout the year.The cardigan and waistcoat should never be worn together.During service, a cardigan is not permitted.Foundation and concealers that match the skin tone are also recommended.

The company shade card is not permitted.As per uniform, eyeshadow, lipstick, nail paint, and hair color charts are to be strictly followed.The following are the guidelines: The nail polishes and French manicures must be matched with a uniform, red and corals for red uniform, pink with blue uniform, and nude, pearly white, and French manicure with both uniforms are permitted, according to the new rules.Earrings- gold and diamond studs are only permitted in round shape with no decoration and ornamentation.Pearls are not permitted.

Big-size bindi is not permitted.For the female crew, two rings with 1 cm of width are allowed, but one in each hand must be worn.Only one thin bangle in gold or silver with no detail or stones may be worn.(No bracelets were permitted), the airline said.The grey hair must be colored in a natural shade or with a company hair colour shade card for women.

All high top knots and low buns resting on the neck are strictly forbidden.The bun must be made in the centre of the crown.For making a round bun, a donut must be used.With buns, only a thin sheer invisible wire should be used.

Only four black medium-sized tic-tac or bobby pins will be used.Pins must be of the same size and shape as other pins.Short open hair must be blow dried before permanent smoothening must be attempted, according to the circular.Although some crew members of the airline informed the paper that Air India is the only airline in the region that has been serving the country for many decades, it does not specify why there is a need for new grooming rules.The crew's representations and photographs are not conform to international standards.