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What is Grooming Personal grooming is important for a positive self-image and every effort should be made to encourage and assist the resident to maintain a pleasing and attractive appearance.
Some of the perceptions people can form solely from your appearance are:
Your professionalism. Your level of sophistication. Your intelligence. Your credibility.
Personal Grooming habits
Grooming involves all the aspects of your body: Overall Cleanliness Hair. Nails. Teeth. Uniform Make-up
Personal Grooming Habits:HAIR
It is your crowning glory. Keep it at a length and style at which you can maintain it. Wash your hair at least once a week.
Hair styles Males: Not fall over the ears,eyebrows or even touch the back of the collar Will always present a neat appearance. Facial hair should be neatly trimmed (moustache, sideburns), beards are not recommended
Hairstyles Females: Tie your hair in a neat hairstyle with hair pulled back from face. Hair if longer than jawline should be tied into a bun. Should be well groomed with a neta appearance at all times Hair holding devices should be plain and of natural colours
Nails Clip nails short, along their shape.
A healthy body ensures healthy nails. Brittle or discoloured nails show up deficiencies or disease conditions.
Teeth Brush teeth twice a day and rinse well after every meal .
Remember to rinse your mouth after every meal For those who smoke it is important you rinse your mouth after every smoke and use a mouth freshner
Uniform Your uniform talks a lot about your organization.
First impressions are made within the first 5 minutes of meeting someone A neat clean and well ironed uniform is acceptable and appreciated by one and all at all times.
Examples of Appropriate Attire for Men
Business Casual Attire Business Professional Attire
Examples of Appropriate Attire for Women
Business Casual Attire Business Professional Attire
What is too casual? Strapless dresses, shorts, flip flops, pullovers/zip-ups and beach wear are all inappropriate for the workplace.
What is Inappropriate Attire for Work?
Any clothing that has words, terms, or pictures that may be offensive to other employees is unacceptable. [Discuss “offensive”] Clothing that has the Department’s logo is encouraged. T-shirts are not acceptable unless specifically authorized for dress down days. However, knit, short-sleeved shirts with collars (Polo shirts) are acceptable. Sports team, university, and fashion brand names on clothing are generally unacceptable, except for dress down days.
Examples of Unprofessional and Inappropriate Attire
Midriff baring clothing Miniskirts Excessively high heeled shoes Caps (headwear) indoors Very tight clothing Clothing that reveals cleavage, your back, your chest, your stomach or your underwear is not appropriate for the workplace, even in a business casual setting.
Which is appropriate? A) B) C)
Obviously, B is appropriate. A and C are not. Remember: Even B can be inappropriate if the pants are not ironed/neat in appearance, if they have paint on them, or if they are frayed/torn. Belts should be work with khaki pants and the shirt should be tucked in.
DJJDP Logo Shirt DJJDP logo shirts are appropriate for business casual dress.
Which is appropriate? A) B) C) D) F) E) A is backless B is see-through
C is a T-Shirt D is APPROPRIATE E is strapless and too tight F is a tank top
Make-up Makeup should be natural looking.
Nail polish and lip color should not be too trendy or bright. Mild fragrance. Women: stay away from extremely dark, bright reds and fluorescent colors.
Excessive make-up should be avoided.
Hair rollers, sometimes called curlers, are prohibited at work.
Make up Hair color should not be more than one or two shades darker or lighter than your natural hair color. Unnatural colors (burgundy, green, etc.) must be avoided.
Accessories :Males Men should limit accessories/jewelry to 3 pieces
Accessories include watch, ring, handkerchief A dress watch should be worn, avoid athletic styles. Avoid bracelets, necklaces, and visible piercing
Accessories :Women Jewelry should be keep minimal and conservative
Remove all facial piercing except earrings The 5 Piece Rule: Wear only 5 accessories - earrings count as 2; watch counts as 3, allowing 2 additional accessories,
Jewelry, Makeup, Perfume, and Cologne: Should be in good taste, with no visible body piercing other than pierced ears .Hats and Head Covering: Hats and caps are not appropriate in the office. Head Covers that are required for religious purposes or to honor cultural tradition are allowed. Typically the standard for fingernail length is no longer than the tip of the finger. This standard only applies to staff authorized through training to restrain a juvenile. However, if your fingernail length interferes with the effectiveness and efficiency of your job performance – how well and how quickly you can perform those duties (i.e., typing, washing clothes, etc…), then you should trim your nails to the standard length (not to extend beyond the finger tip). Also, if you or your supervisor believe the length of your nails might present a safety risk (such as: cause injury during a physical confrontation), you are required to trim them to the standard length. During RCDT training, no staff member may wear false nails or have fingernail length extend beyond the tip of each finger.
Shoes:Males Lace up conservative shoes are the most appropriate.
Choose black, brown or burgundy shoes. Shoe color should match your trousers or be of a darker color. Shoes should be in good condition and polished. Socks should match the color of your suit and cover your calves. (Should be washed daily) Belts should be in good condition and match the color of your shoes.
Shoes:Females Shoes should be pumps or sling backs, do not wear shoes with open toes, open heel, or ankle straps. Shoes should be of good quality leather. Shoe color should be darker than your trouser. Heels should be 1-2 inches; higher heels should be saved for after hours.
Which is inappropriate?
B) A) C) A is appropriate B is fine for those not working in a vocational or recreation area C is inappropriate. Slippers are not allowed.
Which is appropriate? B) A) C) D)
A: The height of this shoe is a safety hazard. It would be difficult to perform a direct care duty with these shoes on all day. B: Again, height is a safety hazard and shiny leather/ pleather is unprofessional. C: IS APPROPRIATE. D: Flip-flops/thongs are not appropriate for the workplace. D)
SNEAKERS: What is appropriate (for those authorized by duty/assignment to wear athletic shoes)
Appropriate, conservative athletic shoe Inappropriate, flashy athletic shoe Classic athletic shoes are appropriate. Low volume colors are appropriate. Loud colors (florescent) and prints on shoes are distracting. High heeled sneakers are inappropriate. These shoes defeat the purpose of wearing athletic shoes: function. It is important to remember that just because an article of clothing, jewelry, or footwear costs a lot of money does not mean it is appropriate for the workplace.
Let’s remember A neat and clean uniform at all times.
Hair neatly tied up. No Bad breadth Clean and washed socks with polished shoes. Well manicured hands and…….. Usage of a mild deodorant
There is a time and a place for all attire
There is a time and a place for all attire. Clothing that works well for the beach, yard work, dance clubs, trips to the mall, exercise sessions, and sports contests may not be appropriate for a professional appearance at work. While the jacket this woman is wearing may be appropriate: jeans, sneakers, and mid-drift showing shirts are not. Also be mindful that hoop earrings could be a safety hazard to you in a facility. Please remember that the Department does not reimburse staff for lost, stolen, or damaged jewelry.
Violations of Dress Code
If an employee’s supervisor determines that an employee’s clothing fails to meet these standards, the supervisor shall ask the employee not to wear the inappropriate item to work again. The supervisor may send the employee home to change clothes and shall issue a verbal warning for the first offense. All other policies about personal time use will apply. Progressive disciplinary action will be taken for further dress code violations. HR should be contacted as the Facility Director/Chief Court Counselor deems appropriate. If you have to ask yourself, “I wonder if this would be appropriate for work?”, then it probably isn’t appropriate for work. You are encouraged to seek guidance from your supervisor when you have questions about what is appropriate to wear to work.
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