Hostesses face hair-raising checks to work on Korean Air

Hostesses face hair-raising checks to work on Korean Air

EVER wondered why Asian air hostesses are so perfectly presented, with immaculate dress, hair and make up?

Backchat found out on a recent flight with Korean Air.

The company's stewardesses have to clock in at work a mere 4hrs before departure to get their hair done by a resident hairdresser and apply their make up to a set style approved by the airline.

They are then forced to congregate along a yellow line where two female quality control inspectors carry out an appearance check before the stewardesses can so much as welcome the first guest on board.

And there's another thing - hair must be kept to a short bob for the first two years, after which, if the hostess has proved her worth, she is allowed to grow it into a long style, pinned up at the back of course.

With such a large number of beautiful women around, Backchat was not surprised to find out that the stewardess floor was very popular with the male members of staff.

"The stewards tend to hang around this area a lot," said a Korean Air spokeswoman, "although the stewardesses never go up to the stewards' floor."

Funnily enough, the male members of staff do not have to face appearance checks before flying.

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