British Airways (BA) has made some changes to its staff uniform guidelines, and it means male crew members will now be allowed to do things like wear makeup, carry handbags, and more.
For the first time in the airline’s history, a change to British Airways’ staff uniform rules and guidelines – which were previously known to be rather strict – means that male pilots and cabin crew are to be given permission wear makeup, and have visible piercings.
The airline has updated its guidelines to include non-gender-specific rules.
This means that all BA employees in uniform can now wear mascara, false eyelashes, and earrings from Monday of next week, as well as carry accessories – including handbags.
Reports suggest that staff are, however, being urged to wear “subtle shades” of makeup and aim for a “natural look”, according to the updated rules, and nail polish is now said to be permitted for all too, although black and neon nails are still off-limits.
“Man buns” will also be allowed under updated hair grooming rules, according to an internal memo sent out to BA staff.
Visible tattoos remain prohibited, and female gender-specific uniforms have also been kept.
Outlining what they hopes to achieve with these updated guidelines, BA bosses are reported to have told staff to “be bold, be proud, be yourself” in the internal memo.
The airline said it wants the non-gender-specific updates to show that all its staff members are “embraced by everyone regardless of gender, gender identity, ethnicity, background, culture, sexual identity, or otherwise”.
It’s even crazier to think what the trajectory of this video would have looked if you wound the clock back even by another 10 years.
As you can, not only has the company shown city’s skyline evolves over time, the company recently highlighted both central and Greater Manchester, highlighting the likes of Salford, Salford Quays and Stockport as they continue to grow.
While plenty of people have been understandably concerned over Manchester’s ever-changing skyline, especially post-2020’s Manctopia programme about the local property boom, the money these new-builds and developments have generated in the city cannot be denied.
Not only is Manchester one of the fastest-growing cities in Europe but two different towns in the region have been named among the best places to live in Britain over the past 12 months alone, but the city centre itself was named by Time Out as one of the best locations to visit anywhere in the UK.
It’s no wonder some of the happiest people in the country also live here, apparently.
Just lots of people telling us what we already know: Manchester is mint and thanks to its ever-changing skyline, it’s only looking more attractive to city types.
The Holiday is apparently getting a sequel after 17 years and it’s featuring the original cast
One of the best-loved festive films is apparently set to get a sequel 17 years after the original was released.
There’s no denying that The Holiday is an absolute Christmas classic at this point.
Released all the way back in 2006, the romantic comedy film stars Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz as Iris and Amanda – two lovelorn women from opposite sides of the pond who arrange a home exchange to escape heartbreak during the Christmas season.
However, their lives change unexpectedly when they meet and fall in love with two local lads played by Jack Black and Jude Law.
The Holiday is a film many like to stick on each time the festive season rolls around, and if you’re one of those with it on your watch list each year, then you’ll be pleased to know that the whole cast has reportedly agreed to film a sequel.
According to reports in The Sun doing the rounds today, Winslet, Diaz, Black, and Law are all said to have “signed on” to return.
Filming for the sequel is set to kick off next year, according to insiders.
The insider told The Sun: “The plan is to start rolling on scenes next year, primarily in the U.K. and in Europe, but the main talent are all signed up and on board.
“It’s one of the most successful movies of its kind and still enjoyed every year by millions of fans around the world – it makes perfect sense to revisit those characters and find out what became of their lives after they hooked up.
“It’ll be funny, poignant, and heartwarming – just what everyone wants for Christmas.”
Although the sequel is said to be in the works, it’s all very up in the air at the moment as no further details about the plot have been released.