Disney Policy on Tattoos, Nails, Rings, and Jewelry for QSFB Roles: The Disney Look

The Disney Look: Nails & nailpolish
The Disney Look for Nails & Nail Polish:  You must always be “Good Show” at work.  Cast members in QSFB roles may NOT wear nail polish at work.

The Disney Policy for QSFB Roles:
In order to maintain a safe and healthy environment and comply with State-mandated regulatory food standards, all Cast Members working in Food & Beverage and Merchandise positions that prepares and/or serves food and beverages are required to abide by the Food & Beverage Nail and Jewelry Policy:

Nails must be kept trim! Nails may only extend 1/4″ beyond fingertip (less than what is pictured here).

* Keep fingernails trimmed and filed (not to extend beyond the tip of the finger, see Figure #1 above.)

* No wearing fingernail polish and/or artificial nails

Approved nailpolish colors for non-QSFB roles. No nail art, stickers, or rhinestones are allowed on nails even if the color is OK.


October 28, 2019 Jewelry Update:  Starting today, cast members will now be able to wear a single bracelet and a single necklace. Previously, necklaces and bracelets were not permitted, with cast members only having the option to wear rings/wedding bands, simple earrings, and a classic business-style wristwatch.

Note:  Cast members in QSFB and Safety Critical roles still can not wear bracelets or necklaces.

Good Show
Bad Show
Good Show
Bad Show


No Jewelry Rule:  QSFB and Safety Critical roles may not wear jewelry on arms or hands, including wristwatches and medical information jewelry.  Acceptable options for medical jewelry include necklaces and ankle bracelets.

  • Rings:  The jewelry exception is a plain (commitment) ring, without stones, raised designs or jagged edges.  Wedding bands without stones are acceptable.  Only 1 ring allowed.
Nope, not allowed for QSFB roles.
Nope, tattoos below the elbow are NOT allowed for QSFB roles as they can not be covered with make-up.  You must tell your recruiter if you have such tattoos, no matter how small.

Tattoos: If you have a tattoo below the elbow, make-up may not be worn to cover the tattoo since it can potentially contaminate food, equipment, utensils or unwrapped single-service articles. Furthermore, the Food Code requires that food employees shall wash their hands and exposed portions of their arms immediately before engaging in food preparation including working with exposed food, clean equipment and utensils, and unwrapped single-service articles and other times.

Additionally, from an on-stage appearance perspective, if the tattoo is above the elbow, a Company authorized costume/shirt or opaque makeup (for small tattoos) may be worn to conceal the tattoo. Tattoos on other exposed portions of the body can be covered with the costume or, for small tattoos, opaque makeup, provided on-stage appearance guidelines are followed.

Female cast members in non-QSFB roles may wear neutral colored nail polish at work:

nails (2)
Good Show:  Acceptable neutral colors for nail polish at work.  No decals or charms are allowed on the nail.

Male cast members may not wear nail polish at work, including clear nail polish.


Read more about the Disney look for cast members:

The Disney Look

Read more about the specific Disney Look and questions:

Disney Look for Acceptable Eyewear

Disney Look for Acceptable Watches and FitBits

Disney Look for Acceptable Hairstyles


Our 'Disney' nail polishes.
Our ‘Disney’ nail polishes.  **BORING!**

Disney has a lot of rules about how their cast members should look.

It’s so uniform and identifiable that it’s called The Disney Look.

Ironically, the rule we were most impacted by while working at Disney World had to do with nail polish!

Fingernails Fingernails should be kept clean. If polish is used, it should be complementary to your skin tone. This includes deeper, richer shades of polish. Polishes that are not permitted include neon, black, gold, silver or multi-colored. Charms or decals on fingernails are not permitted. Fingernails should not exceed one-fourth of an inch (approximately 6 mm) beyond the fingertip.


Whenever we have a few extra dollars, we like to treat ourselves to a manicure or, even better, a mani/pedi. But, we were very limited to nail polish color choices within the Disney Look, and certainly no flowers or sparkly top coats were allowed.

Most of the nail salons around Disney World give cast members a 10% discount, which is really nice!

Elly's non-Disney mani, Coral Beach with flowers.
Elly’s non-Disney Look mani, Coral Beach with flowers.
Caroline's Fushia mani with a silver sparlke top coat. Pretty!
Caroline’s Non-Disney Look purple fushia mani with a silver sparkle top coat. Pretty!

We knew cast members who were warned by their managers at work about their nail polish.  You don’t want to make that mistake twice!

Your hands are one of your most noticeable features, especially when working merchandise.  You’re always accepting credit cards, bagging merchandise, handing back change, and giving the Disney ‘two finger’ directional point…everyone notices your hands!

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Acceptable nailpolish colors.


working together at DAK costume Two Disney Sisters
Working together at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Both are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

Adventure Book Cover
Adventures in the Animal Kingdom
book Two Girls
Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Have a magical day!


Two Disney Sisters


Now & Then:

Two Disney Sisters
At the DCP Alumni Event.
two girls Toy Story Andys Room
AT the DCP Housing event at Chatham Square.
Disney nails
Definitely NOT the Disney Look!

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