These 'Unnatural' Hairstyles Are Not Accepted By Abercrombie
As if you needed any more reminders on how Abercrombie & Fitch are major control freaks. The brand seems
to have taken a cue from Iran by releasing its own guide on what hairstyles are 'unacceptable' at their store.
This image taken from the brand’s internal “Hairstyle Sketchbook” dated Aug. 29, 2013. The guide informs employees that you can't over-dye your hair if you're serious about working there:
"We realize that the manner in which you style your hair is highly personal and subject to your own tastes and preferences,”
While we respect your individuality, it is important that we maintain a consistent level of dress and grooming that represents what people expect from the Abercrombie & Fitch brand.
The documents, provided to BuzzFeed, include pictures of “acceptable” and “unacceptable” hairdos, taking an extra-hard stance against highlights with “streaks, blocks or chunks of contrasting colors.”
“All hairstyles for men and women should appear neat, clean, natural, kempt and classic,” the retailer says in the manual. “No associate is permitted to wear any extreme hair styles or hair color. Hair styles and hair color should reflect your natural beauty.”
We highly doubt that a person with a Mohawk would be caught dead working behind the counter at A&F, but this is taking things too far.