Military services have its grooming standards for their military personnel as part of its uniform regulations or also called as Dress & Appearance. For the US Navy, parts of the general grooming standards are discussed below:
General Grooming Standards
The main consideration is to have a proper and neat groomed appearance while wearing their uniforms. Grooming standards are basically based on various elements which include:
- Appearance and;
Standards aren’t intended to be so restrictive or made in a way that it’ll isolate the Navy personnel from the society. The limits that are set are enforceable, reasonable and also, ensures that the personnel’s appearance will contribute to favorable image of the military. The difference between grooming policies for men and women lies on their sex; different cosmetics and hairstyles for women and sideburns for men.
Being able to establish uniform personal and grooming appearance standards wouldn’t be in the best interest of the Navy and isn’t a factor in assurance of an equal opportunity.
Navy personnel that is assigned to Marine Corps unit who chose to wear and are being issued Marine Corps service uniforms at no expense needs to follow grooming standards that are set for Marines. Navy personnel who are assigned to the Marine Corps unit who don’t opt to wear Marine Corps service uniforms would be issued utilities and needs to follow the grooming standards for a Navy personnel.
Male Grooming Standards
For men, the most basic grooming requirements are to keep themselves clean, their hair neat and to look well-groomed as well. Hair above ears and around neck must be tapered from lower natural hairline upwards with at least ¾ inches and outward no greater than ¾ inches to be able to blend with the hairstyle.
Hair coloring should look natural and at the same time, complement the person. Faddish styles as well as outrageous multicolored hair aren’t tolerated. Unique texture and quality of kinked, curled, straight and waved hair is recognized in some cases.
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