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How should I wear my hair in the military?

How should I wear my hair in the military?


  1. Make a ponytail in the middle of the back of your head.
  2. Wrap a second ponytail holder around the ponytail.
  3. Lift up the ponytail as you begin to twist it.
  4. Wrap the twisted ponytail around itself.
  5. Secure the bun with 3-4 large bobby pins.
  6. Place a hairnet over the bun (optional).
  7. Secure the hairnet in place.

What kind of hairstyles are allowed in the military?

The newest changes mean women can keep their hair either a bun, single ponytail, two braids or a single braid; locks, braids, twists or cornrows can come together in one or two braids or a ponytail; and braids or a ponytail can go as far down as the bottom of the shoulder blades.

How should I wear my hair for ROTC?

Hair is allowed below the shoulders; while in uniform, it must be pulled up above the uniform’s collar. For longer hair, use hair elastic and hairpins that match your hair color. Do not use excessive amounts of pins or elastic to hold hair in place. Try to hide the hair pins or elastics so they are not visible.

What is a bubble ponytail?

Real quick—let’s talk about what a bubble ponytail is. This hairstyle involves pulling your hair into a traditional ponytail. Then, using hair elastics tied down the length of the ponytail to create smaller, round sections that look like bubbles (we’ll dive more into how to get the look below).

Are mullets allowed in the Army?

Multiple hairstyles are now allowed as long as it maintains a neat professional appearance and doesn’t impede the use of headgear. The hairstyle is not considered acceptable if when combed it falls over the ears or eyebrows, or touches the collar.

Can you have braids in ROTC?

Males are not authorized to wear braids, cornrows, twists, dreadlocks, or locks while in uniform.

Can u have dreads in military?

The US Army Has Finally Lifted Its Ban On Dreadlocks.