Whiskers now welcome at Cincinnati Financial Corp. after policy change in February

Beard ban lifted with no "extreme styles"

Whether it’s a chink in the armor of Cincinnati conservatism, only time will tell. But we do know that stubble is sprouting at one venerable local company. Cincinnati Financial Corp. recently revised its personal grooming policies to permit beards.

“We’re going to invite associates to be neatly trimmed” and “avoid extreme styles,” said Cincinnati Financial spokeswoman Joan Shevchik. The company regularly updates workplace policies and has permitted mustaches for years, Shevchik added. The new policy was announced in late February to 4,200 employees, about two thirds of them at the company’s Fairfield headquarters.

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