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EAST PEORIA — the job offer to work as a cook on the banquet line of the Par-A-Dice Casino came with two conditions and a question: Pass the drug test, pass the background check, and would she be willing to cut her dreadlocks?
after getting to the final stage of a three-stage interview process in late May, Peorian LaAngela Pointer still is dumbfounded.
she has worked in food service since she graduated from a local culinary school in 2007. she works on the buffet line of one of the Peoria area’s newest hotels and has worked in the cafeteria of a major employer. And she’s worn her hair in a variety of styles, from a short afro to braids, for each job.
“I have never been hindered by my hair,” she says.
Pointer’s shocked reaction must have sparked something in her Par-A-Dice interviewer because, Pointer says, the woman told her she thought they were beautiful. but all Pointer could think to do was ask for a copy of the appearance policy.
“I was shaken, mad, but hurt, too,” Pointer says. “I’ve never heard of anything like this.”
the Par-A-Dice prohibition on dreadlocks is not unique, said a spokesman for Las Vegas-based Boyd Gaming Corp., the corporate owners of the East Peoria casino. It is part of a broad policy designed to set consistent appearance standards throughout Boyd’s 17 properties in the United States.
though spokesman David Strow was reluctant to give specific details of the company policy, he did list several examples of appearance standards required for employment. Men can’t wear beards or ponytails, and their hair can’t go below the collar. Women can’t have hair dyed in unnatural colors. Hair accessories must be kept to a minimum.
However, the company makes allowances for dreadlocks worn for religious reasons. Dreadlocks are considered a symbol of spiritual growth in the Rastafari movement popularized by musician Bob Marley. They’ve also been the subject of lawsuits filed by Rastafarians told to cut their hair or risk losing their jobs.
Pointer says her dreads complement the woman she has become at 40.
“I’ve worked hard to improve myself, worked hard not to be stuck financially,” she said. “My appearance has nothing to do with my skills.”
Appearance and grooming policies are not discriminatory as long as they’re written and applied in a manner that doesn’t obviously target a particular group, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
but if a hairstyle is largely identified with a particular group, policies against them and how they’re applied could raise questions under federal anti-discrimination laws, says Ray Peeler, a senior attorney at EEOC.
Casino employees allowed Pointer to look at the policy and gave her a number to contact Boyd Gaming Co. for more information.
but she never received copies of the appearance policy or her final application forms.
Without it, she has no way to prove what, for her, was an equally troubling aspect of the interview process.
One form started with basic questions about race and ethnicity, she says. but it also asked about skin tones.
“There was a color palette with about eight skin tones to pick from, fawn, dark, light dark,” she recalls, “and I’m looking at my arms, wondering what color to choose?”
Peeler, of the EEOC, says a question about skin tones would be a clear violation of laws that prohibit employment discrimination.
Strow, of Boyd Gaming, is more blunt.
“That’s ludicrous, beyond ludicrous. I can categorically deny we would ever raise such an issue with a potential employee.”
Pointer insists the form asked about skin tones.
“I asked for copies,” she said. “They told me I couldn’t have them because I wasn’t going to be employed because I wouldn’t cut my dreads.”
In fact, Pointer adds, the interviewer told her the application forms would be shredded to protect her confidential information.
Examples in which appearance standards may run afoul of federal laws against employment discrimination:
Height and weight: Standards for height and weight are sometimes challenged as having unlawful impacts. for example, a requirement that employees be at least 6 feet tall might have an adverse impact on Asian-American applicants because of average height and weight differences. Employers would have to prove such a requirement is necessary.
Dress: an employer can impose the same dress code on all workers in similar jobs, regardless of workers’ race or ethnicity, as long as the policy was not adopted for discriminatory reasons and is enforced consistently. However, an employer must treat racial or ethnic attire that complies with the dress code the same as other attire that complies with the dress code. for example, employers cannot ban traditional Hawaiian dress if it conforms with the employers’ dress code.
Hair: Employers can impose neutral hairstyle rules — that is, that hair be neat, clean and well-groomed — as long as the rules respect racial differences in hair textures and are applied even-handedly. for example, federal anti-discrimination laws prohibit employers from preventing African-American women from wearing their hair in a natural, unpermed style. Federal law also prohibits employers from applying neutral hairstyle rules more restrictively to hairstyles worn by African-Americans.
Beards: Employers generally can require employees to be clean-shaven. However, federal law requires an employer to make exceptions to a no-beard policy for men with pseudofolliculitis barbae, an inflammatory skin condition, caused by shaving, that occurs primarily in African-American men. No-beard rules can be enforced if employers can show the requirements are job-related and consistent with business necessities.
Source: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Most of the time when it comes to hair and fashion we tend to talk about, give advice and updates on the latest trends to Women only. our poor men get lost in the shuffle and we forget that they count and deserve the same. while most of you men out there head to your local barber or walk-in salon and get your ” cheap” haircut, there are plenty of you out there who do really care about your appearance and the type of service you recieve. I really believe that even those of you who do go to the quick and cheaper place for your haircut really would LOVE getting pampered too. You just haven’t given it a shot yet. Men seem to think that only Women go to Hair Salons. That if they do too then it is too feminie and also over-priced. What most men don’t realize is that you do get what you pay for and you will really love how you are treated and how you are going to look. a hair stylist is going to take the time to find out your style, your daily routine, your profession and detail a hair cut to work for all that. it won’t be a cookie cutter haircut where you are in and out in 10 minutes. My male clientele is the most loyal group of clients I have. They too love getting a head massage when they get a shampoo and all the little details a salon offers matters to them.
Male consumers spend over $60 BILLION dollars a year on grooming and it is also the fastest growing segment currently in the hair industry. this proves to me that men DO care. Recently Paul Mitchell launched a new mens line called Mitch. it is exciting, as a hairdresser, to be part of a company that sees the need and supports the industry with an amazing product for us to be able to fully service our male clients. this product line contains only 7 products, are sulfate and alcohol free and are extremely concentrated. because it is Paul Mitchell they also fully educate the hairdresser with product knowledge and cutting and styling classes. All of us are informed on the latest styles and techniques to be able to better service our male clientele.
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In recent years, cosmetic dentistry, like so many other medical fields, has made significant strides. where once a patient had to suffer with missing teeth, dentures, or stained and crooked smile, cosmetic dentists are now able to offer excellent, innovative solutions to all of these cosmetic dental issues:
- Porcelain Veneers
If you suffer from crooked, chipped, or broken teeth, then porcelain veneers might be the ideal solution for you. Porcelain veneers are custom-made wafer-thin shells of porcelain that look like normal teeth. first, your dentist will make molds of your teeth to send to the lab where the veneers will be made, then will remove a thin layer of dental enamel to account for the ultra-thin veneers and apply temporary veneers to use until the permanent veneers are ready. once they come in from the lab, the permanent veneers will be cemented in place, altering the appearance of the teeth.
- Dental Implants
When you suffer from a missing tooth, a dental implant may be the best solution structurally as well as cosmetically. A missing tooth not only becomes a source of embarrassment for you, it can also increase the wear on nearby teeth. A dental implant functions as an artificial tooth root. the dental implant root can then have a prosthetic tooth attached.
- Teeth Whitening
Whitening teeth is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures today. if you suffer from tooth stains from food, beverages, smoking, or poor dental hygiene, then whitening procedures from your cosmetic dentist will offer better and faster results than at-home treatments. Powerful Zoom! whitening, offered only at your dentist’s office, can make your teeth up to eight shades whiter in less than an hour. Tooth whitening can dramatically affect the appearance of teeth and result in a brighter and more youthful smile.
If you are interested in these or any other cosmetic dental procedures, then turn to the friendly staff and exceptional care provided by Open Wide Dental in Downtown Phoenix. Open Wide Dental offers cosmetic dentistry in addition to general dental services. to begin your smile makeover, call and schedule an appointment today at (602) 457-3973.
An electrolysis machine is a very important part of beauty equipment. You can find home hair removing machines in most households today. People use them to get rid rid of unwanted body hair. These machines have quite a few benefits such as they are used as an alternative to shaving, waxing, and creams.
Most home machines are very inexpensive and very easy to use. they may be easily purchased at many retail stores and they are also available online. many of the modern styles use gel and no invasive needles. they are becopming very popular because they remove hair easy and pain free. they are very convenient and they also save you a lot of money.
An electrolysis machine is used by both men and women. Unwanted body hair can cause problems with appearance and the person’s self esteem. Some people do not realize that visiting specialist can become quite costly after many return visits. after purchasing the electrolysis machine you will know how much money you save by removing hair in the privacy of your own home. You no longer have to schedule appointments for hair removal.
Many online stores carry a full line of products. they are portable which makes them very easy and convenient to use. because most modern models use gel, there is no pain that comes with the waxing process. there is no plucking the hairs either. These electrolysis machines are a small miracle. These little devices come with complete directions on how to use them.
They are called electrolysis machine because many of them use electricity and gel for the hair removal process. The electricity is a very low voltage. they remove hair permanently and therefore will save you the time of having to repeat removing hair. many site that sell beauty products carry these machines as well. they also offer excellent cutomer service for any questions you may have about the product. These products often come with a waranty. Home machines are the best choice for permanent hair removal. The hair removing process only takes just a few seconds to remove a few unwanted hairs. That is a lot less time that having a waxing. they are great to own.
Norelco shavers are high tech in design, but straight-forward to use. a cordless shaver gives you a fast and efficient shave every time. using an electric shaver is convenient at the home, office, or even in the car many busy men prefer keeping their electric shaver with them all the time, whenever they need to travel to far off places, for their work commitments or holidays.
Lots of men know recognize the importance of looking good, and ar willing to invest more money in beauty products like spa days and salon visits.
Don’t feel bad about investing in your appearance – looking good helps you feel better, and in many cases perform better at work and in social situations. many men can probably admit that as much as they want to look their best, they still don’t like shaving. It’s easy to worry about cutting yourself, or not getting the close shave you’d like. these are the very issues the Noreclo shaver was designed to address. Simply put, the Norelco gets the job done quickly and well, and it is easy to use and care for. the Norelco shaver is a good investment.
If you’ve shaved with a blade, you know the mess that’s associated with it. Norelco shavers are an amazing technology, which works instantly on electricity and save lots of time and hassle of making shaving foam, razors, brush for example. there are numerous top quality brands being made, as a consequence of enlarging demand and convenience of this product. And, Norelco shavers should be the first choice, due to their brilliant results. they have a chargeable battery, which can be really helpful in places, where there are no electric connections. they also have the back-up capacity for the battery and ensure that it has a battery indicator, which gives alert, when run short of battery.
If you’re a work-a-holic, the time-saving features of shaving with a cordless may be just what you need With a cordless shaver, you don’t have the watery, soapy mess of shaving with a blade – that means you can shave any time anywhere. no sink required
Check out some of Norelco’s newer shavers if you want to see something cool – the 7340 Shaving system has gotten good reviews. it has triple track shaving heads and provides fifty percent more shaving surface than lots of other shavers available in the market. I think you’ll like it
Well this is the first time I’ve used a 3D product without having to wear glasses and whilst the thought of my face jumping out at me from the mirror might be a fun concept for some people, it is, fortunately for me, something I don’t have to deal with. 3D in this case simply means the shaver covers every contour of your face to provide a ‘flawless look’. clearly, searching for that ‘flawless look’ is something I’ve dreamt about but sadly in my case, having a clean shave will not change my less than flawless appearance.
Nevertheless, this is a shaver that does indeed provide a handsome finish. a smooth shave with very little effort. It’s a sleek design, fitting in my hand comfortably enough, whilst the business end, three rotary cutters set within a head that moves in every direction does the hard work. this is what Philips calls ‘Gyroflex3D ’ technology, allowing the heads to easily glide over every pore of your face without irritating it. There’s also an aquatic seal built in for those of you who prefer a wet shave, so you can lather up as normal and just use it the same way as you would a blade.
So far so good then. I have a smooth face in double quick time and no red marks anywhere. Marvellous. Apart from the on/off switch, there’s very little else you need to look at apart from the large digital read out on the handle that lets you know how much time remains. it also tells you when the unit needs a clean, when the charge is full and when the heads need replacing. There’s a handy travel pouch to keep it in when you’re away and the shaver heads just hinge open so you can use the brush provided to sweep away all the loose stubble or just rinse it under the tap. when you’re home though, the jet clean tray that comes with the package, will keep the insides pristine and practically sterile for you too.
My only real disappointment is the trimmer which seems to be a bit of an afterthought on such a state of the art unit. It’s tucked away on the shaver shaft and is accessed through a pretty basic plastic slider.
The Philips SENSOTOUCH 3D RQ 1280 is a fine example of just how far electric portable shavers have progressed. It’s quiet, sleek and gets the job done with a minimum of fuss. And with a 20 day charge on it, it will last you for most trips without having to recharge.
Philips SENSOTOUCH 3D RQ 1280 from £230
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