Air India is facing criticism over new grooming guidelines for its cabin crew that were published in the Indian media.
The strict rules include five pages dedicated to hairstyles alone, while other sections dictate strict guidelines for what staff are allowed to wear in hotels.
What are the new rules?
All cabin crew have been told to regularly dye gray hair, according to a document published by Indian broadcaster NDTV.
It is mandatory for crew with “frizzy hair” to undergo hair smoothing or relaxing treatments.
“Wavy, curly and frizzy hair cannot be left open,” the guidelines state, adding: “Bushy, unruly and unbecoming hairstyles are not permitted.”
Bangs on the forehead and side bangs are also banned. Hair pieces and wigs can only be worn if there is a “medical reason” and if…