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Military Hair Cuts

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  • Jan. 2011
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In the army regulation 670-1 states the army policy on hair uniformity. The regualtion governs hair and grooming practices or accommodations based on religious practices. Many hairstyles are acceptable, as long as they are neat and conservative. It is not possible to address every acceptable hairstyle, or what constitutes eccentric or conservative grooming. It is the responsibility of leaders at all levels to exercise good judgment in the enforcement of Army policy. All soldiers will comply with the hair, fingernail, and grooming policies while in any military uniform or while in civilian clothes on duty. The regulation states male and female guidelines on hair appearance, facial hair, hair pieces, dying restrictions, and how the hair must compliment the uniform. The hair criteria’s of the army state that males and females must keep there hair with a neat and professional appearance whether in uniform or in civilian off duty attire. The males can have tapered like haircuts where the hair is curving inward to a natural point leading into the base of the neck. Bulkiness in the back of the hair style is permitted to a degree, as long as it doesn’t exceed the collar of the uniform. The hair cut of a soldier is not allowed to touch the ear, or fall and touch the eyebrows. Inappropriate hair styles for males are braids, cornrows, and dreads. Anything that is matted, ragged, and unkempt is not allowed. Side burns have to be kept neatly trimmed not bushy, and may not exceed the lowest part of the exterior opening of the ear. Mustaches are permitted if they have a neatly trimmed, tapered, and tidy appearance. The mustache may not exceed nor cover the upper lip line. It also may not extend sideways past the sides of the mouth. Handle bars, goatees, breads, and bushy mustaches are not permitted. A male’s face has to be shaven or well kept. Hair that is also authorized are clipped or shaven to the scalp styles. Wigs and hair pieces are allowed only to cover natural...

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