How do flight attendants manage to always look flawless?

Have you always wondered what is the secret by which cabin crew look so fresh and flawless even after a long flight? The answer is simple: because beauty is part of the job. Of course, every woman has a set of beauty secrets that they use but flight attendants stand among a thousand women through perfect makeup, hairstyle, and finally because of their elegant outfits.

They are admired every time they put on their uniforms and step into the airport. They are loved and many women want to be like them. They are beautiful and remain so for 10-20 years. Flight attendants look great every time and every day, even after 15 hours of flight. How do they do that? Especially when a cabin crew’s schedule includes night flights, little rest and irregular meals? These ladies are distinguished by flawless makeup, enviable outfits, surprising attitude, a wide smile and a gentle gaze that will conquer millions of passengers. Below, you can find some beauty tricks directly from flight attendants.

FLAWLESS OUTFIT

Makeup is extremely important for a flight attendant. Always, while flying, you need to look your best, even after long flying hours. This is the main reason why high quality makeup products are in high demand. It seems like these women don’t ever age and this is true, mainly because they follow the steps below for a close to perfection appearance.

  • Skin care is essential for cabin crew

Flight attendants use very hydrating creams during flights in order to prevent skin dehydration while they are up in the clouds. The makeup products that are mandatory in the aviation industry are: foundation, eyeshadow, eyeliner or eye pencil, mascara, blush, lipstick (the color depends on the company you’re working for) and nail polish. They keep their lips perfect with an intensely moisturizing conditioner, over which they apply the contour and their lipstick. They always apply it after a layer of gloss because they say that it looks much better.

  • Stewardesses keep their makeup intact with thermal water spray

When flying on long routes, cabin crew refresh their look with a thermal water spray. In addition, they can hold cold bottles, a method that calms the skin and reduces inflammation around the eyes.

  • The hair, which must always be caught in a bun, should never be fixed with hair spray (because in the dry environment of the plane, after 2 hours it will be full of dry peels), but with hair oil in order to keep it moisturized. The most recommended hair oil is argan, as it helps hydrating and nourishing in the depth of hair, while also being a natural product. The color of the hair must be natural or with two shades darker or lighter than the natural shade.
  • Tattoos or piercings should not be visible while wearing the uniform.
  • If the flight attendant is wearing glasses, they must have a thin, black, brown, silver or golden frame and have no stones or other attached accessories (each airline imposes its own rules on the accepted spectacle model). Wearing a watch is mandatory when flying, but stones or very large dials are not acceptable. Only one single ring is allowed on each hand. Recommended earrings should not exceed the earlobe and dental appliances of any kind are strictly forbidden.
  • The uniform is always business. Most of the outfits both from large airlines and from low-cost airlines require the presentation of a stewardess / steward’s business image. Color differs from one company to another. The shirt is impeccable, and the skirt offers an allure of the flight attendant’s femininity. The steward’s costume communicates a sense of security and professionalism to the passengers.

TAKE CARE OF YOUR HEALTH!

Flight attendants take care of their health through the following rituals:

Antioxidant regime is beneficial to beauty. Even if they are tired, cabin crew revive their skin instantly by including antioxidants in their diet. The first face-lift foods are peppers, thanks to their high content of vitamin C. Also, currants, salmon and avocados can do wonders for your skin.

The importance of hydration during flight: the secret of fresh skin doesn’t consist much in an effective cream, but in a proper hydration. But you have to be careful of what you drink! Cabin crew avoid drinking carbonated drinks that only bloom instead of mitigating the thirst. They instead choose lemon water and natural herbal teas.

Health and skin care routine countines after landing: Flight attendants continue their beauty ritual even when they are on the ground. Once you get to the hotel, it’s important that you never skip the cleansing ritual and take care of your body and complexion with serums and hydrating oils.

The outfit combines perfectly with the attitude towards their beloved job. The makeup, uniform, hairstyle, but especially the attitude outlines what we call today “Flight attendant, a perfect lady.” And do not forget: your smile opens doors and fulfills the desires up in the clouds.

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10 things I learned while being a flight attendant for 10 years.

I spent 10 years and a half of my life among the clouds. Being a cabin crew for Qatar Airways, I spent 12.000 hours in the company’s uniform and I visited 209 cities. Those were the most beautiful years in my life, the years in which I learned so much and made me the person I am today.

These are 10 life lessons that I learned during my carrier:

  1. The flight was my confident

My destiny was to do what I wanted, meaning to travel the world back and forth. Firstly, I learned to find my inner peace and to fulfill my adventurous thoughts. For me, flying transformed into my confident, becoming an inseparable asset in my daily life.

  1. I surpassed myself

I searched to reach a certain ideal model, although I have been told that the ideal model exists only in our imagination. I tried to reach the 5* standard that was imposed by the airline company, learning to surpass myself every time. From being a simple flight attendant, after 5 years I became Cabin Manager and after only 1 year I reached the highest step, being Cabin Service Director on board at Airbus and Boeing airplane, finishing by becoming the one thing that I wished, being a trainer.

  1. I learned to be strong and independent

As a flight attendant I learned to be a very strong person and also independent, easily adaptable and holding my destiny in my hands. Many times people told me, till the moment they actually spoken to me, that I seemed unapproachable, full of mystery, but they changed their thoughts after they saw that I am actually an open-minded person with a complex personality. In fact that’s how I liked to be in an airplane: humorous actress, confident, who played the role of a doctor, chef, bartender or firefighter, with grace, delicacy and naturalness.

  1. I learned to always smile

The most important advantage of a cabin crew is the smile! I figured out that everything I do on board, by putting a big smile I increase its value. My attitude has changed completely when I was smiling and it was easy to work in team.

  1. I learned to take care of myself

As a flight attendant, image means everything. All eyes are always looking at you, even if you are on board or in the airport. I learned to always take care of myself, to pay attention to my image, for my respect and also for the company that I was representing. I wore with dignity my uniform, and because of it, my confidence increased considerably as the years passed by.

  1. I learned to anticipate

During my career I observed how passengers always appreciated when I anticipated their wishes, investigating us, with curiosity, with which magic we read their minds. Therefore, studying each character on the flight to different places of the world, I learned to read minds even before boarding and anticipate some of their needs.

  1. Safety is the most important thing

From my trainers I learned that safety is the most important thing: my safety, the cabin crew’s and then the passenger’s one (especially in this order). I always followed safety procedures exactly as we were instructed, preferring to make a short service on board, instead of putting my colleagues or passengers in danger.

  1. Discipline, order, punctuality

As a cabin crew member I learned that discipline, punctuality and order are the qualities you need to have from the start, otherwise you will not resist in this world.

  1. There is no room for NO in a flight attendant vocabulary

I learned from my Service on board instructors that working in team it’s in fact an activity to get to know your colleagues in order to make your guests on board pleased when they arrive at the final destination. A service is considered excellent when we succeed to not use negative expressions and the word NO is missing from our vocabulary.

  1. Homesickness will never disappear

As cabin crew, I learned that flying can’t cure only one thing: missing your family, your home and Romania (in what concerns me!). At one moment, somebody said to me that the cities from the Middle East are like train stations in transit, in which different persons are going up and down, but in which the majority comes back to the origin station. The life that I build for myself for over a decay in my black Delsey suitcase of the company was a happy one, but which kept me away from my family. In 10 years as cabin crew I always had close to me old and new friends, lovers, but nothing could replace my family and our own traditional holidays spent home.

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