UPS ends ban on beards, natural hairstyles and gender-specific guidelines

United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) is officially relaxing rules around banning facial hair for its public-facing workers.

The delivery service giant previously prohibited male employees from wearing long hair, afros and braids. Now, those rules are changing for the better.

In an effort to be more inclusive and reflective of its diverse staff of more than 500,000, the company gave an update on its uniform and appearance guidelines on Tuesday.

“These changes reflect our values and desire to have all UPS employees feel comfortable, genuine and authentic while providing service to our customers and interacting with the general public,” a UPS spokesperson told “GMA” in a statement.