Australian airline Qantas allows male staff to wear make-up, women to do away with high heels

There will not be designated 'male' or 'female' uniforms anymore


Employees of Australian airline Qantas, including cabin crew, will no longer have to wear high heels and can wear make-up regardless of gender.

In a grooming and styling overhaul, which has been a demand of the company's staff for quite some time, Qantas said, "Fashions change, and so have our style guidelines over the years."

The new style guide gives women cabin crew the option to not wear make-up, ditch high heels, and wear flats. Men and women can wear jewellery, including large watches and diamond earrings, grow their hair long, and choose to have it in a bun or ponytail. However, the employees will have to cover their tattoos if they have any.

Although the uniforms of the company haven't been changed, there will not be designated "male" or "female" uniforms anymore.

“The update doesn’t change our uniform but modernises the way employees wear it in line with employee feedback and evolving customer expectations,” The Guardian quoted a Qantas spokesperson as saying.

"We're proud of our diversity as well as bringing our guidelines up to date," the airliner said.

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