Navy OKs ponytails, locks and other hairstyles for female sailors

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Female Navy recruits are fitted by Navy Exchange Uniform Issue employees at Recruit Training Command. Women in the Navy will soon have more hairstyle options while in uniform, according to an announcement about upcoming changes to female grooming standards.  SETH SCHAEFFER/U.S. NAVY PHOTO
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Female Navy recruits are fitted by Navy Exchange Uniform Issue employees at Recruit Training Command. Women in the Navy will soon have more hairstyle options while in uniform, according to an announcement about upcoming changes to female grooming standards. SETH SCHAEFFER/U.S. NAVY PHOTO

Navy OKs ponytails, locks and other hairstyles for female sailors

by: Caitlin Doornbos | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: July 11, 2018

Women in the Navy will soon have more hairstyle options while in uniform, according to an announcement Wednesday about upcoming changes to female grooming standards.

Female sailors will soon be able to wear ponytails and dreadlocks – also known as “locks” — while working or in dress uniforms. Women who chose to wear buns will be allowed to style the bun as wide as the back of their heads, according to the Navy.

Further, women in dinner dress uniform will soon be authorized to let their hair down below the collar of their shirt or jacket.

There are some limitations to wearing ponytails. If the hairstyle presents an occupational hazard or safety concern, female sailors will need to pull their hair back into a bun, according to the Navy. Previously, ponytails were only allowed during physical training.

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