UA is supposedly an "ultra-conservative" airline. Yet, amongst my fellow 26,000 FAs, I have seen several outlandish personal styles that undoubtedly raise my eyebrows. Not so much of the fact of how they decided to wear their hair or uniform, but because of their courage to defy the chances of getting disciplined. Now the interesting thing is, when I run into these same people months later at ORD, SFO, or DEN, they mysteriously have returned to the "correct" formal and regulated look. I assume that they have, indeed, been disciplined or have been written up and warned.
-Female FAs who have shaven ALL of their hair off (a la Sinead O'Conner).
-Male FAs who wear eyeliner.
-Male FAs who wear blush.
-Male FAs who wear lip gloss (and try to pass it off as ChapStick).
-Male FAs who wear eyeliner, blush, AND lip gloss at the same time!
-Female FAs who "illegally" hem their skirts into a micro micro micro-mini look.
-FAs who insist on wearing 6" platform disco shoes with their uniform (male AND female).
-Black FAs with "Afro Puffs" (looks good on certain people, but it still goes against UA policy).
-Male FAs who wear black Adiddas or Nike sneakers.
-Very dark-complected Black FAs who bleach their hair platinum (a la the Hip hop artist, Sisqo).
-Female FAs who wear 3" fluorescent pink and orange fingernails.
-Male FAs who wear the gay rainbow flag pendants up and down their jacket sleeves,and rainbow rings on EVERY finger.
-FAs who use their OWN navy blue ultra-wide bellbottom pants just to "be in style."
-FAs with pierced tongues and refuse to remove the stud.
-FAs with the extreme "wet look" hairdo that leave slimy grease stains on the head portion of the jumpseat. (Ewwwwww! I reeeeeeaaalllly hate that!)
-FAs who wear long dread locks where every other braid is a different color (BOTH black and white FAs do this. --Picture Bo Derek with every other braid being green, then blonde, then green, then blonde, etc.)
...For the record, I don't mind some of the above, but some of the others are ridiculous. My point, again, is how they're willing to defy UA's strict dress code and risk getting written up for something that seems so easy to adhere to.