|DON'T RETURN TO WORK UNTIL YOU HAVE SEXY HAIR!|
I get that places like Hooters have set a standard of sorts when it comes to the look of the help (because the food is highly overrated, IMO). They want to sell some level of appeal, like healthy bustlines, a nice smile, or long flowy hair.
Now the latter is problem in the linked story and it's a moment of confusion for me. During my time in hospitality, long hair was a no-no. It can get caught in equipment and though all hair sheds, short hair is best but a ponytail is better. The goal here is to protect the establishment from a lawsuit, right?
Akua Agyemfra is the woman who wore long, flowy braids to her interview but is being condemned for wearing her natural (read: Afro) style in a nice, conservative bun. And now she has to deal with lawyers because it's a form of discrimination and the unwillingness to taint peoples food with product-coated hair shreds.
Tell me, can a bun prevent people from being engaging, detail-oriented and nice? Those were the basic qualifications of being part of the service industry. I've seen people (yes, men AND women) with hair product ad-perfect locks and the worst attitude because their agent forgot to call them.