[Photo via Starbucks Look Book]
Your local Starbucks could get a lot more colorful very soon.
Starbucks had updated its dress code to allow employees more freedom of expression, including unique hair colors.
Check out an excerpt from Starbucks' full statement:
Effective immediately, a range of shirt colors beyond solid black and white are welcome, including gray, navy, dark denim and brown, including patterns. Shorts, skirts, dresses and pants, including dark-wash jeans, are all part of the Starbucks wardrobe, and partners are invited to make a statement with hair color, so long as coloring is permanent or semi-permanent, in keeping with food-safety standards. To cap the look off, beanies, fedoras and other suitable hats are welcome.
A coworker.org petition for Starbucks to allow unnatural hair colors, created prior to the policy change, amassed nearly 15,000 signatures. Previously, Starbucks policy stated that hair should be kept “looking natural—no bright or unnatural colors (purple, pink, blue, green).”
Starbucks has been loosening up employee restrictions for a few years—they began allowing visible tattoos in 2014.