Text: Dai Qiyi A few days ago, the Taiwanese TV series "The Beginning of the Lights ", which aired on Netflix's No. 1 list , presented in detail the workplace in the Japanese-style hotel on Linsen North Road in the 1980s. Sang mediated the various gestures and mobilized the intellectual and emotional performance. Hospitality labor in restaurants, boutique industries, flight attendants and concierge staff; social consideration for party girls and dinner girls; gendered body performances for models and dealers... These "beautiful" occupations all involve multiple labors . What this article wants to discuss is that those jobs that are ridiculed as "vases" are often underestimated, and the ability to cope with advance and retreat and style performances required to act as "signboards/facades", and aesthetic labor that relies on both body and mind, is by no means good enough. . "
Make money by being beautiful" is not innate The contemporary interactive service industry involves a lot of aesthetic labor: Employers recreate workers’ physical qualities through recruitment, selection, training, monitoring, discipline, and reward, making physical abilities and traits a “skill” , so as to produce the service style that each businessman focuses on. Scholar wedding photo retouching services Chen Meihua analyzed that the aesthetic workers performing fashion is the practice of a multi-input: mobilizing the body, mind, emotions and interacting with many people at the same time. Bodily capital, such as makeup, hairstyle, clothing, smile appearance and muscle curve, needs to be built consistently. Behind these efforts is the judgment of aesthetics. In addition to body building, the phrasing, tone,
and posture of the interaction process, as well as the emotional labor of immediate crisis management, co-exist. The countless backstage labor behind the above-mentioned "beautiful" is enough to dismantle the duality of body/mind. We can see that the body and mind must operate at the same time in order to successfully reproduce the "ideal body" of mainstream culture. These costs are often hidden when discussing "beautiful profits", mocking the remarks that beautiful girls can't starve to death, ignoring the multiple invisible labor behind them. The Internet Beauty Economy: Aesthetic Labor in the Digital Community The multiple aesthetic labor in the digital community era can b