Hair Styling: The Rules The edit team at Total Beauty will be the first to tell you of the endless possibilities we have when it comes to hairstyles. Parts, braids, textures, curls, waves, and the list goes on and on. Our servicewomen can have 15-hour days, on alert, so naturally there isn't time to fuss over Pinterest tutorials and complicated updos. The Code is specific on hair regulations from length down to soldiers' parts. Extensions, weaves, and wigs are authorized, as long as they have the same appearance as the individual's natural hair. Parts are to be one straight line, not slanted or curved, and "fall in the area where the soldier would normally part the hair."
And as much as we all love a good lob, or a stylish set of blunt bangs, the code clearly states, "Hair will not fall over the eyebrows or extend below the bottom edge of the collar at any time during normal activity or when standing in formation." Hair that falls below the bottom edge of the collar (including braids) must be "neatly and inconspicuously fastened or pinned, so no free-hanging hair is visible." In laymen's terms, this means buns, buns and more buns.
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