Thanks for the A2A – I honestly don’t know what they do for Singapore Airlines in training though – I can only speak for the airline I worked for (Spirit.)
When I was there, we started every day of training (starting with the first day) with 5 minutes going over everyone’s appearance to ensure we were all within regulation.
Anyone who was not was taken aside for special instruction (my roommate and myself had to go purchase pantyhose and makeup after the first day, I remember.)
Rather than using hairspray, I took to braiding my hair while wet or putting it in a bun and securing it in place. I always passed inspection, so I was never called out past that first day.
I do remember others being told to wear different shades of foundation, or less eye shadow, or more/less gloss (etc.) and absolutely NO PERFUME.
We were also given a choice of a “dress” or “pants” uniform.
If you wore the dress uniform, you needed to ensure (however you did it) that you had no lines or wrinkles coming from underneath. For some women, the pantyhose were enough. Others needed to use a corset or waist cincher. This was just classified as “looking neat” – I never heard it expressly called out but the instructors made sure we knew what they meant by “looking presentable at all times.”
Having known many Flight Attendants from many airlines over the years, I’m pretty positive my experiences are commonplace.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/What-kind-of-training-do-Singapore-Airlines-air-hostesses-get-to-keep-their-hair-and-makeup-intact-on-10+-hour-long-haul-flights
Originally Posted On: 2015-09-20