US Army approves new hairstyles, nail color for women
01:30, Thursday, 28 January, 2021
Women serving in the U.S. Army will have more options when styling their hair and coloring their nails after a change in policy. The changes include ending a minimum hair length for women, allowing for more styles such as braids, twists or locs. Women can also wear earrings, lipstick and nail colors. Men can wear clear nail polish. The U.S. Army announced these major revisions to Army Regulation 670-1, Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia will go into effect on February 24. Ponytails will also be allowed while conducting physical training. Soldiers can also highlight their hair with colors that present a natural appearance. Loud colors are still prohibited. "The Army must continue to put people first by fostering a culture of trust that accepts the experiences and backgrounds of every Soldier and civilian," Lt. Gen. Gary Brito said in a statement. "Our diverse workforce is a competitive advantage, and the Army must continue to offer fair treatment, access and opportunity across the force."