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Airline bans flight attendants from wearing red lipstick

Turkish Airlines aims for flight attendants to have a more natural look.

By Kim Anne May 7, 2013 8:57PM

Photo: Flight Attendant // Comstock/Getty ImagesA national airline in Turkey has banned female flight attendants from wearing red lipstick and nail polish in an attempt to keep crews looking "artless and well-groomed with makeup in pastel tones," according to Reuters

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Although some critics claim the ban could be related to the country becoming more Islamic, Turkish Airlines say this is absolutely not the case. A statement released by the airline gave the following explanation for the lipstick ban:

"Celebrating its 80th anniversary on May 20, the airline is constantly striving for excellence in its branding. As in any large corporation, Turkish Airlines has incorporated a dress code for its employees. The guidelines for the dress code include general make-up and nail polish with pastel colors to maintain visual consistency with the color palette of their uniforms and to ensure that this consistency is also attained across all of its flight attendants. This implementation to the dress code is to ensure that employees have a look complementing the design of their outfits and there is no additional significance other than a growing successful company striving to achieve a unified look for its employees in the service sector.”

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May 8, 2013 5:37PM
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Photo: Flight Attendant // Comstock/Getty ImagesA national airline in Turkey has banned female flight attendants from wearing red lipstick and nail polish in an attempt to keep crews looking "artless and well-groomed with makeup in pastel tones," according to Reuters

More Living Beauty: The 6 best spring nail polish colors

Although some critics claim the ban could be related to the country becoming more Islamic, Turkish Airlines say this is absolutely not the case. A statement released by the airline gave the following explanation for the lipstick ban:

"Celebrating its 80th anniversary on May 20, the airline is constantly striving for excellence in its branding. As in any large corporation, Turkish Airlines has incorporated a dress code for its employees. The guidelines for the dress code include general make-up and nail polish with pastel colors to maintain visual consistency with the color palette of their uniforms and to ensure that this consistency is also attained across all of its flight attendants. This implementation to the dress code is to ensure that employees have a look complementing the design of their outfits and there is no additional significance other than a growing successful company striving to achieve a unified look for its employees in the service sector.”

More Living Beauty: 5 ways to get a firmer, younger-looking neck and chest

Tell us: What do you think of the lipstick ban?

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May 8, 2013 6:29AM
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Photo: Flight Attendant // Comstock/Getty ImagesA national airline in Turkey has banned female flight attendants from wearing red lipstick and nail polish in an attempt to keep crews looking "artless and well-groomed with makeup in pastel tones," according to Reuters

More Living Beauty: The 6 best spring nail polish colors

Although some critics claim the ban could be related to the country becoming more Islamic, Turkish Airlines say this is absolutely not the case. A statement released by the airline gave the following explanation for the lipstick ban:

"Celebrating its 80th anniversary on May 20, the airline is constantly striving for excellence in its branding. As in any large corporation, Turkish Airlines has incorporated a dress code for its employees. The guidelines for the dress code include general make-up and nail polish with pastel colors to maintain visual consistency with the color palette of their uniforms and to ensure that this consistency is also attained across all of its flight attendants. This implementation to the dress code is to ensure that employees have a look complementing the design of their outfits and there is no additional significance other than a growing successful company striving to achieve a unified look for its employees in the service sector.”

More Living Beauty: 5 ways to get a firmer, younger-looking neck and chest

Tell us: What do you think of the lipstick ban?

Bing: Turkish Airlines ban

More Simply Chic
Overalls are back!
Is your makeup making you sick?
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May 8, 2013 5:53AM
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Photo: Flight Attendant // Comstock/Getty ImagesA national airline in Turkey has banned female flight attendants from wearing red lipstick and nail polish in an attempt to keep crews looking "artless and well-groomed with makeup in pastel tones," according to Reuters

More Living Beauty: The 6 best spring nail polish colors

Although some critics claim the ban could be related to the country becoming more Islamic, Turkish Airlines say this is absolutely not the case. A statement released by the airline gave the following explanation for the lipstick ban:

"Celebrating its 80th anniversary on May 20, the airline is constantly striving for excellence in its branding. As in any large corporation, Turkish Airlines has incorporated a dress code for its employees. The guidelines for the dress code include general make-up and nail polish with pastel colors to maintain visual consistency with the color palette of their uniforms and to ensure that this consistency is also attained across all of its flight attendants. This implementation to the dress code is to ensure that employees have a look complementing the design of their outfits and there is no additional significance other than a growing successful company striving to achieve a unified look for its employees in the service sector.”

More Living Beauty: 5 ways to get a firmer, younger-looking neck and chest

Tell us: What do you think of the lipstick ban?

Bing: Turkish Airlines ban

More Simply Chic
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May 8, 2013 5:17AM
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Photo: Flight Attendant // Comstock/Getty ImagesA national airline in Turkey has banned female flight attendants from wearing red lipstick and nail polish in an attempt to keep crews looking "artless and well-groomed with makeup in pastel tones," according to Reuters

More Living Beauty: The 6 best spring nail polish colors

Although some critics claim the ban could be related to the country becoming more Islamic, Turkish Airlines say this is absolutely not the case. A statement released by the airline gave the following explanation for the lipstick ban:

"Celebrating its 80th anniversary on May 20, the airline is constantly striving for excellence in its branding. As in any large corporation, Turkish Airlines has incorporated a dress code for its employees. The guidelines for the dress code include general make-up and nail polish with pastel colors to maintain visual consistency with the color palette of their uniforms and to ensure that this consistency is also attained across all of its flight attendants. This implementation to the dress code is to ensure that employees have a look complementing the design of their outfits and there is no additional significance other than a growing successful company striving to achieve a unified look for its employees in the service sector.”

More Living Beauty: 5 ways to get a firmer, younger-looking neck and chest

Tell us: What do you think of the lipstick ban?

Bing: Turkish Airlines ban

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Is your makeup making you sick?
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May 8, 2013 5:16AM
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Photo: Flight Attendant // Comstock/Getty ImagesA national airline in Turkey has banned female flight attendants from wearing red lipstick and nail polish in an attempt to keep crews looking "artless and well-groomed with makeup in pastel tones," according to Reuters

More Living Beauty: The 6 best spring nail polish colors

Although some critics claim the ban could be related to the country becoming more Islamic, Turkish Airlines say this is absolutely not the case. A statement released by the airline gave the following explanation for the lipstick ban:

"Celebrating its 80th anniversary on May 20, the airline is constantly striving for excellence in its branding. As in any large corporation, Turkish Airlines has incorporated a dress code for its employees. The guidelines for the dress code include general make-up and nail polish with pastel colors to maintain visual consistency with the color palette of their uniforms and to ensure that this consistency is also attained across all of its flight attendants. This implementation to the dress code is to ensure that employees have a look complementing the design of their outfits and there is no additional significance other than a growing successful company striving to achieve a unified look for its employees in the service sector.”

More Living Beauty: 5 ways to get a firmer, younger-looking neck and chest

Tell us: What do you think of the lipstick ban?

Bing: Turkish Airlines ban

More Simply Chic
Overalls are back!
Is your makeup making you sick?
Men find these hairstyles to be the sexiest on women

Photo: Comstock/Getty Images

 

May 8, 2013 4:43AM
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Photo: Flight Attendant // Comstock/Getty ImagesA national airline in Turkey has banned female flight attendants from wearing red lipstick and nail polish in an attempt to keep crews looking "artless and well-groomed with makeup in pastel tones," according to Reuters

More Living Beauty: The 6 best spring nail polish colors

Although some critics claim the ban could be related to the country becoming more Islamic, Turkish Airlines say this is absolutely not the case. A statement released by the airline gave the following explanation for the lipstick ban:

"Celebrating its 80th anniversary on May 20, the airline is constantly striving for excellence in its branding. As in any large corporation, Turkish Airlines has incorporated a dress code for its employees. The guidelines for the dress code include general make-up and nail polish with pastel colors to maintain visual consistency with the color palette of their uniforms and to ensure that this consistency is also attained across all of its flight attendants. This implementation to the dress code is to ensure that employees have a look complementing the design of their outfits and there is no additional significance other than a growing successful company striving to achieve a unified look for its employees in the service sector.”

More Living Beauty: 5 ways to get a firmer, younger-looking neck and chest

Tell us: What do you think of the lipstick ban?

Bing: Turkish Airlines ban

More Simply Chic
Overalls are back!
Is your makeup making you sick?
Men find these hairstyles to be the sexiest on women

Photo: Comstock/Getty Images

 

May 8, 2013 4:29AM
avatar

Photo: Flight Attendant // Comstock/Getty ImagesA national airline in Turkey has banned female flight attendants from wearing red lipstick and nail polish in an attempt to keep crews looking "artless and well-groomed with makeup in pastel tones," according to Reuters

More Living Beauty: The 6 best spring nail polish colors

Although some critics claim the ban could be related to the country becoming more Islamic, Turkish Airlines say this is absolutely not the case. A statement released by the airline gave the following explanation for the lipstick ban:

"Celebrating its 80th anniversary on May 20, the airline is constantly striving for excellence in its branding. As in any large corporation, Turkish Airlines has incorporated a dress code for its employees. The guidelines for the dress code include general make-up and nail polish with pastel colors to maintain visual consistency with the color palette of their uniforms and to ensure that this consistency is also attained across all of its flight attendants. This implementation to the dress code is to ensure that employees have a look complementing the design of their outfits and there is no additional significance other than a growing successful company striving to achieve a unified look for its employees in the service sector.”

More Living Beauty: 5 ways to get a firmer, younger-looking neck and chest

Tell us: What do you think of the lipstick ban?

Bing: Turkish Airlines ban

More Simply Chic
Overalls are back!
Is your makeup making you sick?
Men find these hairstyles to be the sexiest on women

Photo: Comstock/Getty Images

 

May 8, 2013 4:15AM
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Photo: Flight Attendant // Comstock/Getty ImagesA national airline in Turkey has banned female flight attendants from wearing red lipstick and nail polish in an attempt to keep crews looking "artless and well-groomed with makeup in pastel tones," according to Reuters

More Living Beauty: The 6 best spring nail polish colors

Although some critics claim the ban could be related to the country becoming more Islamic, Turkish Airlines say this is absolutely not the case. A statement released by the airline gave the following explanation for the lipstick ban:

"Celebrating its 80th anniversary on May 20, the airline is constantly striving for excellence in its branding. As in any large corporation, Turkish Airlines has incorporated a dress code for its employees. The guidelines for the dress code include general make-up and nail polish with pastel colors to maintain visual consistency with the color palette of their uniforms and to ensure that this consistency is also attained across all of its flight attendants. This implementation to the dress code is to ensure that employees have a look complementing the design of their outfits and there is no additional significance other than a growing successful company striving to achieve a unified look for its employees in the service sector.”

More Living Beauty: 5 ways to get a firmer, younger-looking neck and chest

Tell us: What do you think of the lipstick ban?

Bing: Turkish Airlines ban

More Simply Chic
Overalls are back!
Is your makeup making you sick?
Men find these hairstyles to be the sexiest on women

Photo: Comstock/Getty Images

 

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