No portion of the bulk of the hair, as measured from the scalp, will exceed 2 inches. When worn loose, graduated hair styles are acceptable, but the length, as measured from the end of the total hair length to the base of the collar, may not exceed Grooming standards ar 670 1 inch difference in length, from the front to the back.
Such devices should conform to the natural shape of the head. Sideburns are hair grown in front of the ear and below the point where the top portion of the ear attaches to the head. Examples include, but are not limited to, when the head is shaved around a strip of hair down the center of the head mohawkaround a u-shaped hair area horseshoeor around a patch of hair on the front top of the head tear drop.
As with hairstyles, the requirement for standards regarding cosmetics is necessary to maintain uniform- ity and to avoid an extreme or unmilitary appearance. Leaders at all levels must exercise good judgment in the enforcement of this policy.
Sideburns will not extend below the bottom of the opening of the ear see line A of fig 3—1. Haircuts with a single, untapered patch of hair on the top of the head not consistent with natural hair loss are considered eccentric and are not authorized.
Hairstyles otherwise authorized in this chapter such as braids and twists may also be worn in a pony tail during physical training. Mustaches are permitted; if worn, males will keep mustaches neatly trimmed, tapered, and tidy.
Soldiers will not place hair- holding devices in the hair for decorative purposes. Likewise, trendy styles that result in shaved portions of the scalp other than the neckline or designs cut into the hair are prohibited.
Additionally, any wigs, extensions, hairpieces, or weaves must comply with the grooming policies set forth in this paragraph. Hair will be styled so as not to interfere with the proper wear of all uniform headgear. Mustaches will not present a chopped off or bushy appearance, and no portion of the mustache will cover the upper lip line or extend sideways beyond a vertical line drawn upward from the corners of the mouth see figure 1—1.
Many hairstyles are acceptable, as long as they are neat and conservative. The hair must present a tapered appearance.
Ends must be secured inconspicuously. Extremist philosophies, organizations, and activities are those which advocate racial, gender or ethnic hatred or intolerance; advocate, create, or engage in illegal discrimination based on race, color, gender, ethnicity, religion, or national origin; or advocate violence or other unlawful means of depriving individual rights under the U.
Soldiers who have a texture of hair that does not part naturally may cut a part into the hair or style the hair with one part. Wigs Wigs, if worn in uniform or in civilian clothes on duty, must look natural and conform to this regulation.
Sideburns may not be flared; the base of the sideburn will be a clean- shaven, horizontal line. Examples include, but are not limited to, when the head is shaved around a strip of hair down the center of the head mohawkaround a u-shaped hair area horseshoeor around a patch of hair on the front top of the head tear drop.
Soldiers will not cut designs into their hair or scalp. Colors that detract from a professional military appearance are prohibited. The block-cut fullness in the back is permitted to a moderate degree, as long as the tapered look is maintained.
Eccentric, exaggerated, or faddish cosmetic styles and colors, to include makeup designed to cover tattoos, are inappropriate with the uniform and are prohibited. Hair extensions Hair extensions are authorized. The requirement for hair grooming standards is necessary to maintain uniformity within a military population.
The commander will provide the hairnet at no cost to the Soldier. Sideburns may not be flared; the base of the sideburn will be a clean- shaven, horizontal line. When the hair is combed, it will not fall over the ears or eyebrows, or touch the collar, except for the closely cut hair at the back of the neck.
Some examples of prohibited devices include, but are not limited to: Females are authorized to wear cosmetics with all uniforms, provided they are applied conservatively and in good taste and complement the uniform.
The regulations for the wear of bangs detailed in paragraph 3—2a aapply. Devices that are conspicuous, excessive, or decorative are prohibited. Females will not wear shades of lipstick that distinctly contrast with the natural color of their lips, that detract from the uniform, or that are faddish, eccentric, or exaggerated.
Colors that detract from a professional military appearance are prohibited. This paragraph is punitive with regard to Soldiers.FEMALE GROOMING STANDARDS hair and otherwise conform to AR On March 31, the Army released an update to its Army Regulationalong with an educational PDF to assist leaders in instructing soldiers on acceptable forms of grooming.
The PDF included. MALE GROOMING STANDARDSMALE GROOMING STANDARDS (ARpara and fig ) 4 4. UNAUTHORIZED MALE HAIRSTYLEUNAUTHORIZED MALE HAIRSTYLE Tear drop: Head is shaved allTear drop: Head is shaved all th d t h f h ithe wayyp around a patch of hair (ARpara and fig ) 6 6.
Male Grooming Standards Female Grooming Standards Fingernails Jewelry Tattoo & Branding Portions of AR and most of the appearance and grooming chapter are punitive Violafons of the punitive sections by Soldiers may result in adverse administrative and/or charges under.
Excerpts* from Army Regulation –1 Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia Headquarters (1) As provided by AR –20, paragraph 5–6, and subject to temporary revocation standards and grooming policies a. Hair. (1) General. The requirement for hair grooming standards is necessary to maintain.
AR Chapter 3 – Appearance and Grooming Policies Summary: Soldiers are required to present a professional image at all times while on and off duty. Violating the appearance and grooming policies can result in administrative action.Download