Hair Colour Guidelines

Are there guidelines for hair color in a typical workplace in Singapore?

Reply by HRAI

As far as we know, there are no specific guidelines on hair color for work in Singapore.

However, companies may have their own dress code policies that employees are required to follow.

It is best to check with your HR department or supervisor to see if there are any specific guidelines regarding hair color in your workplace.

In general, it is important to maintain a professional appearance while at work.

Sample Dress Code Policy

Effective Date: [Date]

This Dress Code Policy outlines the standards of attire expected from all employees at [Company Name]. Maintaining a professional and appropriate appearance contributes to a positive work environment and reflects the company’s image and values. This policy applies to all employees, including full-time, part-time, and contractual workers.


Professional Attire:
All employees are expected to dress in a professional and business-appropriate manner. Clothing should be clean, well-fitting, and suitable for the respective job roles. The following items are considered appropriate:

  • Formal business suits (for men and women)
  • Dress shirts, blouses, and collared tops
  • Dress pants, skirts, or dresses of appropriate length
  • Closed-toe shoes or professional footwear

Casual Attire (if applicable):

On designated casual dress days, employees are allowed to wear more relaxed clothing, but it should still be neat, clean, and appropriate for the workplace. Examples of acceptable casual attire include:

  • Polo shirts, well-kept jeans, or khakis
  • Casual blouses, skirts, or slacks
  • Closed-toe shoes, loafers, or clean sneakers

Unacceptable Attire:
The following clothing items are not suitable for the workplace and should be avoided:

  • Revealing or excessively tight clothing
  • Shorts, sweatpants, or athletic wear
  • Flip-flops, beach sandals, or excessively casual footwear
  • Clothing with offensive language, graphics, or slogans

Grooming and Hygiene:
Employees are expected to maintain good personal grooming and hygiene. This includes:

  • Neat and clean hairstyles
  • Well-groomed facial hair
  • Minimal, appropriate makeup and perfume/cologne
  • Clean and trimmed fingernails
  • Maintaining a fresh and well-kept appearance

Special Occasions and Events:
Depending on the nature of special occasions or events, employees may be required to adhere to specific dress codes, which will be communicated in advance.


Supervisors and managers are responsible for ensuring that employees adhere to the dress code policy. In case of non-compliance, the following steps will be taken:

Verbal Reminder: The employee will be informed of the dress code violation and advised to rectify it.

Written Warning: If the violation persists, a written warning will be issued, highlighting the specific concern and necessary corrective actions.

Progressive Discipline: Continued non-compliance may result in further disciplinary action, in line with the company’s progressive discipline policy.


Maintaining an appropriate dress code contributes to a respectful and professional work environment. Employees are expected to adhere to the guidelines outlined in this policy. Any questions or clarifications regarding the dress code should be directed to the Human Resources department.

This policy is subject to periodic review and updates by the Human Resources department.

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