The Disney Look, our appearance guidelines, is an important part of the history and heritage of Disney. As the company continues to evolve, the Disney Look appearance guidelines must be prepared to be re-evaluated with awareness to industry standards.

In early 2012, the Disney Look appearance guidelines were revised in regards to facial hair. Beards and goatees are now an approved option for U.S. based Walt Disney Parks and Resorts male cast members, unless otherwise restricted by regulatory codes and standards.

All mustaches, beards, and goatees must create an overall neat, polished and professional look. They must be fully grown in, neatly groomed and well maintained at no longer than a quarter of an inch in length.

Male Disney Internships & Programs participants wishing to have a mustache, beard, or goatee should arrive with their facial hair fully grown in. Partially grown in “stubble” or facial hair with hairless patches is not acceptable. Facial hair cannot be grown during working periods.

Mustaches and Sideburns

Good Show/Bad Show examples for mustache and sideburns

  • Male cast members are permitted to have a fully grown in mustache
  • The mustache must be neatly trimmed to a quarter of an inch (approximately 6mm), the full natural width and not extend beyond the corner of the mouth
  • Mustaches (without lower facial hair) must not extend onto or over the upper lip and must extend to the corners of the mouth, but not beyond or below the corners
  • Sideburns must be fully grown in, the full natural width, trimmed close to the face, straight and even in width
  • Sideburns may not extend below the earlobe or be trimmed into a narrow line or have any curving or patterning
Goatees

Good Show/Bad Show examples for goatees

  • Male cast members are permitted to have a fully grown in goatee (or circle beard) unless otherwise restricted by regulatory codes and standards
  • Growth must be kept at a quarter of an inch (approximately 6mm). This is a standard setting on most commercially purchased beard trimmers
  • A goatee should be fully grown in under the bottom lip and symmetrical on both sides
  • Shaping to extreme styles is not permitted
  • If a goatee is gown it must connect to an appropriately grown mustache
Beards

Good Show/Bad Show examples for beards

  • Male cast members are permitted to have a fully grown in beard unless otherwise restricted by regulatory codes and standards
  • Growth must be kept at a quarter of an inch (approximately 6mm). This is a standard setting on most commercially purchased beard trimmers
  • A well groomed beard has a defined cheek line and neckline, which is trimmed neatly. The neck must be shaven.
  • Shaping to extreme styles is not permitted.
  • A non-shaven, stubble beard is not acceptable
  • If a beard is grown then it must connect to an appropriately grown mustache

 

Please refer to the Disney Look information on your onboarding site prior to arrival for more information.