Why grooming is important in the Hospitality Business

September 27.2022

 

 

If you work in the Hospitality business, have you ever wondered why grooming and appearance were so important?

The hotel industry was always referred to as “show business” where things have to be visually appealing. When your job is in the hotel business it is critical to understand that, regardless of your job title, you are the face of your organization. How you look, dress, and present yourself speaks volumes about you and your employer and Grooming is the act of making yourself at the best as an extension of the organization. A polished presentation is critical to success in the hotel industry. Before guests decide to book a room, they will evaluate every aspect of the property and employees using photographs and reviews. If rooms appear outdated, the lobby is filthy, or the restaurant appears crowded, guests will form an unfavorable first impression of the hotel and the same is true for the staff. Because hotel staff is an integral part of the property employees must appear professional and presentable.

 

 

 

 

Working in the hospitality industry is more than a job; it is a way of life that necessitates personality, charm, enthusiasm, a caring attitude, and pride. It is a demanding job that necessitates not only skills but also a personal commitment because the primary goal is to satisfy customers. As a result, whatever your position in the organization, a good appearance, and body language are essential.

Here are some hints for Grooming when working in the hospitality industry.

 

 

 

 

Do’s and Don’ts for Male (Grooming Standards for Hotel Industry)

 

Keep your Hair perfectly groomed above the collar

You Must be clean-shaven

Avoid strong perfumes

Keep your fingernails clean, well clipped, filed and shaped

Use regularly a mild deodorant

Don’t wear rings except for a wedding ring in case you’re married

Wear a badge in proper condition on the left-hand side

Don’t wear earrings

You can wear a wristwatch

Don’t wear visible tattoos

Wear black or dark color Socks

Your Uniforms must be clean, spotless, well maintained, and ironed.

Shirts/tops must be buttoned up at all times.

Only plain simple black leather belts are allowed

Wear only suitably colored non-revealing inner garments must be worn

Wear Trousers of the correct length

Clean/polish daily your Footwear

Use a Non-slip sole to avoid injury

Don’t wear any sandals, open-toed or strap shoes

Don’t chew gum

If you do smoke, be sure to pop a mint in your mouth afterward before you address guests

Don’t keep leaky pens in your top pocket or bulging pants pockets stuffed with keys or your lunch

Don’t sniff, chew gum, and spit at work

Wash our hands after each activity and use disinfectants for Coronavirus as often as you can.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do’s and Don’ts for Female (Grooming Standards for Hotel Industry)

 

Keep a light Makeup.

Look natural, with no garish colors

Keep your fingernails clean, well clipped, filed, and shaped Nail varnish should be clear

Brush our teeth periodically and Use mouth freshener spray to avoid mouth odor

Shave your legs and underarms

Don’t Use Strong Deodorant or Perfumes

Your Hair has to look natural color, and if below the shoulders to be tied back with plain black elastic

Jewelry is confined to a wedding/ engagement band, one discreet necklace, wristwatch, and earrings

Your Uniforms must be clean, spotless, well maintained, and ironed.

Don’t wear any visible tattoos

Wear a badge in proper condition on the left-hand side

Wear Black low-heeled non-slip court shoes are to be worn. Shoes must always be clean and polished

Wear a Non-slip sole to avoid injury

Don’t wear any sandals, open-toed or strap shoes

Wear Black or skin-toned pantyhose

Don’t sniff, play with hair, chew pen lid tips, chew gum, or spit at work.

Wash our hands after each activity and use disinfectants for Coronavirus as often as you can.

 

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