Female Hair Regulations Air Force 2024

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If you haven’t subscribed yet, please consider doing so. And of course, if you have any questions, drop those questions in the comments sections below. Hello, today I have some very exciting news because the Air Force, for the first time in decades, has made sweeping changes to the female hair grooming standards. So we’re going to jump right into those so that you guys have a clear understanding of what is allowed and what’s not allowed because I don’t want anyone walking around looking crazy. So here are a couple of very helpful illustrations and you’ll see those pop up on your screen.

So if you look in AFI 36 29 three, you will see that the female grooming standards have been significantly updated and these new standards became effective February 10, 2021. Here’s the breakdown. Women will be able to wear their hair in up to two braids or a single ponytail with bulk not exceeding the width of the head and length not extending below a horizontal line running between the top of each sleeve inseam at the underarm through the shoulder blades. Additionally, women’s bangs may now touch their eyebrows, but not cover their eyes. And so you can see in the illustration here a single ponytail.

You can see a double braid and you can see a single braid. And I find these illustrations are really, really useful. Here’s another illustration here, and the dotted line, of course, represents that end seam I just mentioned.

And finally, here’s another illustration that the air force gave us to help us figure out what the new standard will look like.

And guys, this is very exciting. A lot of people don’t realize that wearing your hair up and in a bun causes a lot of women to experience headaches, even migraines. I’ve also heard that women have lost some hair based on having to pull the hair back in such a tight way and keep it that way throughout the workday. And I feel like these grooming standards reflect that we have a diverse workforce. Diversity is one of the things I cherish most, and I think that our air force standards should reflect that we have a diverse force and that we respect and value diversity.

So here are the illustrations to help you make sure that you are maintaining the standard. And if you have any questions, please drop them below. The only other thing I will say is if you are working in an industrial area or in any area where long hair may be a hazard. Keep in mind you are still required to meet the safety requirements for that area. So we are keeping everyone safe even though we have new standards.

Now. Hopefully this will go a long way in helping women reduce their headaches and keep their hairline where they want it to be at. Because again, there have been some genuine health concerns that have flowed from the old standard. And it’s always great when new standards are put in place that help keep people safe and that also respect that women have different hair types. And ultimately, I feel like this is a good change.

And again, if you have any questions, please drop those comments below. I will see you guys us next time with an all new video all about that military lifestyle. Have a good week.

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