The Disney Look: Acceptable Hair Styles for Cast Members

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The Disney Look for every role.

At WDW and Disneyland, Disney Cast Members are famous for their friendly, classic appearance.

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The Disney Look

This look is not a coincidence, but a result of cast members’ support of the Disney Appearance Standards or, as it’s called, the ‘Disney Look’.

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All of these hairstyles are the Disney Look.

Hairstyling for Female Cast Members

The following are the Disney Look guidelines for Female Cast Member hairstyles:

  • Hair should be neatly combed and arranged in a classic, easy-to-maintain style. Extreme styles are not permitted.
  • Hair below shoulder length should be confined if it falls forward over the face while working.
  • Conservative braided hairstyles without beads or ornamentation are permitted.
  • Hair products may be used to create a soft, natural hairstyle within these guidelines.
  • Shaving of the head or any portion of the head or eyebrows is not permitted.
  • Artificial hair is permitted if it looks natural and meets all of the above requirements.

Hair Coloring

The Disney Look does not permit extremes in dyeing, bleaching or coloring. If the hair color is changed, it must be natural-looking and well maintained. Subtle highlighting or frosting is permitted as long as it creates a uniform look over the whole head and meets all of the previously listed guidelines.

Makeup

If makeup is worn, it should be applied in a blended manner and in appropriate, neutral colors.

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The Disney Look: Nails & Nailpolish

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Allowable nailpolish shades

Read a lot more on Nails and Tattoos:  Tattoos, Nails, and More: Having The Disney Look

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Body modification is not allowed for male or female Cast Members.

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There are many requirements to the Disney Look!

Men’s Hairstyling Guidelines

Following are the Disney Look guidelines for Male Cast Member hairstyles:

  • Hair must be neatly cut on the back and sides, forming a smooth, symmetrical appearance so that it does not extend beyond or cover any part of the ears or the shirt collar. The overall style must be neat, natural and balanced proportionally.
  • A shaved head is permitted, as well as a very short military-style cut. Shaving of the eyebrows is not permitted.
  • Conservative braided hairstyles for men without beads or ornamentation are permitted. They must be styled above the ears and cut above the collar and be neatly braided close to the scalp in straight rows.
  • Tucking hair behind the ears, or pinning or tucking it under a hat to conceal an unacceptable hairstyle will not be permitted.
  • Extreme or bi-level styles are not permitted.
  • Hair products may be used to create a soft, natural hairstyle within these guidelines.
  • Artificial hair is permitted if it looks natural and meets all of the above requirements.

Acceptable

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Neat and professional hairstyles

Not Acceptable

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Mullets and messy hair are not allowed at work.

Hair Coloring

The Disney Look does not permit extremes in dyeing, bleaching or coloring. If hair color is changed, it must be natural-looking and well maintained. Subtle highlighting or frosting is permitted as long as it creates a uniform look over the whole head and meets all of the previously listed guidelines.

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The Disney Look for Beards

 

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The Disney Look for Goatees

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Mustaches must be neat and trim (like Walt’s!)

For all Male Cast Members, a fully grown in, well-maintained mustache, beard, or goatee is permitted, unless otherwise restricted by regulatory codes and standards.

  • Facial hair must be neatly trimmed and may not present an unkempt appearance. Extreme styles are prohibited.
  • All facial hair (beards, goatees and mustaches) must create an overall neat, polished and professional look.
  • All facial hair must be fully grown in, neatly groomed and well maintained at no longer than a quarter of an inch in length. Mustaches may extend below the corners of the mouth to meet with the facial beard.
  • Shaping the mustache or beard to a particular style is not permitted. Mustaches (without lower facial hair) must not extend onto or over the upper lip and must extend to the corners of the mouth, but not beyond or below the corners.
  • Cast Members without a mustache, beard, or goatee are expected to be clean-shaven every day.

For clarification on whether a mustache, beard or goatee is acceptable, please consult your area leader or contact the Cast Image and Appearance team.

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Sideburns must be conservative and neat.

Sideburns

Sideburns should be neatly trimmed, straight and even in width, and are permitted to extend to the bottom of the earlobe. They should blend naturally from the hairline and from the length of hair on the head. Flares or muttonchops are not permitted.

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Nope, not the Disney Look.

(adapted from the Disney Program Blog)

Disney Look

Read more on the Disney Look:

Disney Look for Acceptable Eyewear

Disney Look for Acceptable Watches and FitBits

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4 thoughts on “The Disney Look: Acceptable Hair Styles for Cast Members

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  2. ajones27 says:

    As custodial or a buster, does hair have to be clipped back in a ponytail or braid? Or can you do like half up half down?

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    • It can be down – or 1/2 down – but it’s so hot that most custodials with long hair put it back in a ponytail to keep it off their sweaty face. (Don’t forget, a lot of the time they are wearing gloves too.)

      “Hair below shoulder length should be confined if it falls forward while working.”

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