Question: Can I wear fake eyelashes and long nails to a restaurant interview?
In any interview for the food service industry, it's important to look fresh, clean and presentable!
Maybe Not. When applied correctly, there's absolutely nothing wrong with wearing nails in the workplace. However, keep them very very short! In the food industry, long nails (especially artificial) have a reputation for being a bed for germs!
"In a study released at the Infectious Disease Society of America meeting in San Francisco, researchers found that artificial and natural nails longer than 3 millimeters beyond the tip of the finger, or the length of a pencil tip, carry more harmful bacteria and yeast under them than short nails." -source
Judge your dress by what the current staff members are wearing. "If the restaurant has a distinctive visual style for its servers, such as a close-fitting black dress, mimic their style as much as possible. Dressing to the style of the restaurant is key. Refrain from wearing inappropriate attire, such as short skirts, revealing blouses, sandals and jeans. Wearing a jacket or sweater and coordinating skirt or slacks is acceptable." -source
Sure! Wear your lashes, if that is what you typically wear doing a normal week. Choose the lashes that are truly the closest to your natural length and a normal thickness. Stay on the conservative side and remember less is more! You don't want the manager worrying that one of your lashes may fall into a customer's plate.
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