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Virgin Atlantic will no longer require its female flight attendants to wear makeup, the airline confirms to PEOPLE. Billionaire Richard Branson‘s airline announced that they would be scratching their mandatory makeup policy in an effort to equalize the gender requirements between their male and female crew members. Get push notifications with news, features and more. Follow Following You'll get the latest updates on this topic in your browser notifications. According to Virgin Atlantic’s Executive Vice President of Customer Mark Anderson, flight attendants are still “welcome” to wear any of the airline’s “existing palette of makeup” such as foundation and lipstick that’s allowed under Virgin Atlantic’s guidelines, should they choose to. RELATED: No Kids Allowed! Virgin Launches Its First Cruise Ship — and It’s Adults Only “Not only do the new guidelines offer an increased level of comfort, they also provide our team with more choice on how they want to express themselves at work,” Anderson says. “Helping people to be themselves is core to our desire to be the most loved travel company.” Along with getting rid of the makeup rules, the airline said they would also be changing their uniform requirements for women on staff. In the past, female crew members were issued red skirts and had to request pants separately if they wanted to wear them. Now, they will be given pants when they’re hired without having to ask for them. “Our world-famous red uniform is something all of us at Virgin Atlantic are incredibly proud of,” Anderson told PEOPLE. “As an airline, we have always stood out from the crowd and done things differently to the rest of the industry. We want our uniform to truly reflect who we are as individuals while maintaining that famous Virgin Atlantic style.” Anderson says that the guideline changes were made after receiving feedback from their employees.
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Oh good grief! As if they would actually do it.
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Great move.
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Welcome to the 21st Century!
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For skeptics like me I doubt if it'll help or not.This might not go well with the cosmetics industry.And might indirectly hurt females, assuming there are more females employed in the industry than men and if other companies follow.
So while on the surface it looks like helping the women it might not is what I believe. You are free to your opinion.
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Win win for women.. heavy loss for the make up industry
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Such a relief.wonder how many wont wear make up though.
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Wait, they MADE them wear makeup and skirts...?
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Yeah regular makeup is dangerous for health. Haha
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Wow... loved the decision.
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We have been living with men without makeup for decades if not centuries - it's high time they experienced what we've had to deal with all these years!!!!!!!!!!!! Not like there's anything wrong with men wearing (or not wearing) makeup, or women not wearing (or wearing) makeup.
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"But in a surprising move" yep. this is the world we live in, where its shocking when women are allowed to wear pants and no make up to work in 2019
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Natural beauty is best!
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