PHOTOS: More Details About Inclusivity Update to “Disney Look” With Cast Member Examples
Disney announced earlier today that the “Disney Look”—the guidelines for how Cast Members should dress and style themselves when at work—had been updated to be more inclusive. Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro stated, “Our new approach provides greater flexibility with respect to forms of personal expression surrounding gender-inclusive hairstyles, jewelry, nail styles, and costume choices; and allowing appropriate visible tattoos.”
We now have more specific details about the new guidelines, along with examples. Below is the new information issued to Cast Members today.
“At Disney Parks, we’ve become famous for our friendly cast members who play a key role in creating an unparalleled guest experience. This exceptional show can be best exemplified when our cast members feel safe and proud of who they are, and this is reflected in our Appearance Standards, or as we call it, the Disney Look.
“The Disney Look is an inclusive set of guidelines that not only aligns with our brand, but empowers our cast members to more proudly be their authentic self. It is clean, polished and approachable, and is designed with our costumed and non-costumed cast members in mind. Our themed costumed cast members are a critical part of enhancing the experience of our Disney show, and our non-costumed cast members also play an important role as representatives of the Disney brand. Regardless of the position you hold with us, when you take pride in your appearance, you become a role model for those around you, and you convey the attitude of excellence that has become synonymous with the Disney name.
“Together, with our colleagues in operations, and local health and government authorities, we’re implementing several new and enhanced safety measures. This includes enhanced prevention measures, including those related to personal protective equipment (PPE) and face coverings. Given the constantly changing global health environment, these practices may evolve as we consider the latest guidance, but we will share more information with you as we look towards the future.”
Here is the updated Disney Look guidelines regarding tattoos.
“Visible tattoos are permitted, with the exception of placement on the face, head or neck. Tattoos must be no larger than the Cast Member’s hand when fully extended with the fingers held together.
“Undergarments, which include matching fabric tattoo sleeves, are permitted for coverage of larger tattoos on the arms.
“Tattoos that depict nudity, offensive or inappropriate language or images, or violate Company policies (including policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability or any other protected category) are not permitted.”
The example of an appropriate tattoo (above) shows a Cast Member with a small tattoo of flowers on their wrist.