Abercrombie & Fitch takes flak over ‘Look Policy’

Is barring teen employees from dyeing their hair anything but a ‘natural’ color asking too much? Some commenters think so.

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The policy gives hardworking store managers an easy-to-follow guidepost when hiring new A&F minions. Recently, BuzzFeed got a hold of the Look Policy, and it’s opened the door to some criticism for the company.

Here are a few highlights—no pun intended—from the hair section:

All hairstyles for men and women should appear neat, clean, natural, kempt and classic. No associate is permitted to wear any extreme hair styles or hair color. Hair styles and hair color should reflect your natural beauty.

From the appearance section:

Foundation, base or blush can only be worn if it is applied in such a way to look completely natural (i.e. to match natural skin tone).

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