03/28/2017 11:17 EDT

Japanese Café Refuses To Hire Employees Who Wear Makeup

Japan has long been known for creating quirky cafés (hello, Poop Café), but their latest is raising eyebrows for a whole other reason.

Naturalia café in Sapporo has instituted a strict makeup-free policy for its employees. The staff is also forbidden from sporting "excessively dyed hair or garish manicures."

According to a recruitment page for the café, staff who fit the company's strict hiring policy will be paid at a rate of approximately $14.50 Cdn per hour.

Aside from placing limitations on their staff's appearance, Naturalia's website also claims the company has a right of refusal for candidates who smoke or have previously worked in a nightclub.

Though the company's hiring process is controversial, the café hasn't lost any favour with fans and surpassed its crowdfunded goal for a second location which is expected to open in Tokyo.

Hiring laws around the world vary greatly, but in Canada employers do have a right to regulate the appearance of employees to an extent with the use of dress codes and limitations on visible piercings and/or tattoos.

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