Armed Forces News

Grooming and appearance regulations have been relaxed for airmen. The changes were motivated by the desire to both enhance inclusiveness and maintain professional standards, service officials announced.

The changes include:

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* Authorization to dye hair in several natural colors, to include brown, blonde, brunette, natural red, black or gray.

* Relaxation of the standard length of men’s hair to two inches, from an inch and a quarter.

* Men’s hair can have one cut, clipped or shaved straight-line part on either side of the head, above the temple. The part cannot exceed four inches in length and one-quarter inch in width, and cannot be slanted or curved.

* The bulk standard for women’s hair is increased to four inches from 3.5

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