I worked at Hooters – the strict rules we have to follow, including bans on certain bras
WEARING the famous Hooters uniform is a badge of honor for employees – but one wrong move can land employees in serious trouble.
A former employee has revealed the strict guidelines she had to follow at the restaurant, including uniform requirements that extended to her underwear.
Before becoming a YouTube personality, Christine Di’Amore worked in the restaurant in 2009. She reflected on her experience in a video on her channel.
Though Di’Amore loved many aspects of working at Hooters — like the massive tips she often went home with — there were other things, like the strict rules, that she definitely didn’t miss.
“You can’t have any visible tattoos,” she began, working her way through a list of uniform rules.
The rule didn’t necessarily mean that nobody with tattoos would be hired, but employees with body ink could expect a greater investment of time preparing for work.
“The girls who have tattoos in areas exposed by their uniform would need to wear this special primer or cover-up,” Di’Amore explained.
The foundation had to be thick enough to fully cover the tattoos and durable enough to last a full coat.
Despite the sexy nature of the Hooters uniform, waitresses can’t ask for long, red femme fatale nails when they go to manicures.
“Your nails have to be clean,” Di’Amore explained. “You can either be nude with clear nail polish, have a nude nail polish, or have French tips.”
The strict style restrictions also apply to hair.
“You can never tie your hair up in any way — no bobby pins or anything like that,” the ex-employee recalled.
Instead, waitresses should schedule a regular blowout or develop their own styling skills.
“Your hair has to be down at all times and you literally have to have a full face of hair and makeup at all times,” Di’Amore said.
Even the basic attire beneath the iconic uniform is subjected to scrutiny.
“You’re only allowed to wear tan or white bras so nothing is showing under your shirt,” Di’Amore recalled.
In the comments section, a current employee said that the updated company handbook actually contains even more restrictive rules for Hooters employees.
“White bras are NOT allowed according to the manual,” the woman wrote. “Can only wear tan bras with white shirts and black bras with black uniform.”
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