My hair is in a bob that is super short in the back and chin length in the front. I've read that females can't have uneven hair cuts but my recruiter told me if I can pull the front back it shouldn't be a problem. Does anyone know if I can wear my hair like this in basic? If not I'd like to get it cut before I go to basic so I know it will look ok. I don't know if it matter but I'll be at FLW.
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Straight from the regulation (AR 670-1):

Females will ensure their hair is neatly groomed, that the length and bulk of the hair are not excessive, and that
the hair does not present a ragged, unkempt, or extreme appearance. Likewise, trendy styles that result in shaved
portions of the scalp (other than the neckline) or designs cut into the hair are prohibited. Females may wear braids and
cornrows as long as the braided style is conservative, the braids and cornrows lie snugly on the head, and any hairholding
devices comply with the standards in 1–8a(3)(d) below. Dreadlocks (unkempt, twisted, matted individual parts
of hair) are prohibited in uniform or in civilian clothes on duty. 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. Long hair that falls
naturally below the bottom edge of the collar, to include braids, will be neatly and inconspicuously fastened or pinned,
4 AR 670–1 • 3 February 2005
so no free-hanging hair is visible. This includes styles worn with the physical fitness uniform/improved physical fitness
uniform (PFU/IPFU).
(b) Styles that are lopsided or distinctly unbalanced are prohibited. Styles that are lopsided or distinctly unbalanced are prohibited. Ponytails, pigtails, or braids that are not secured
to the head (allowing hair to hang freely), widely spaced individual hanging locks, and other extreme styles that
protrude from the head are prohibited. Extensions, weaves, wigs, and hairpieces are authorized; however, these
additions must have the same general appearance as the individual’s natural hair. Additionally, any wigs, extensions,
hairpieces, or weaves must comply with the grooming policies set forth in this paragraph.
(c) Females will ensure that hairstyles do not interfere with proper wear of military headgear and protective masks
or equipment at any time (see 1–8a(1)(a), above). When headgear is worn, the hair will not extend below the bottom
edge of the front of the headgear, nor will it extend below the bottom edge of the collar.
(d) Hair-holding devices are authorized only for the purpose of securing the hair. Soldiers will not place hairholding
devices in the hair for decorative purposes. All hair-holding devices must be plain and of a color as close to
the soldier’s hair as is possible or clear. Authorized devices include, but are not limited to, small, plain scrunchies
(elastic hair bands covered with material), barrettes, combs, pins, clips, rubber bands, and hair bands. Devices that are
conspicuous, excessive, or decorative are prohibited. Some examples of prohibited devices include, but are not limited
to, large, lacy scrunchies; beads, bows, or claw clips; clips, pins, or barrettes with butterflies, flowers, sparkles, gems,
or scalloped edges; and bows made from hairpieces.



Hope this helps, good luck in basic.

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