Female hair regulations

Hi everyone, I've just started the recruiting process to become a bugler in the RM band service. I've seen a lot of posts about how to deal with long hair - buns, pony tails, plaits etc - but nothing about short hair. The regulations say that hair shouldn't be 'excessively short' - what does that mean? How short is 'excessive'?



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3819. Female Personnel

a. Hair. Shall be kept neatly groomed and shall not extend below the lower edge of
the shirt collar. Long hair should be worn up and properly secured in a neat and tidy
fashion using grips, hairpins and nets where appropriate. Varying styles of hair,
straight or curled, are permitted within these limits but unnatural hair colours (i.e. those
colours that are not within the colour range of the individual’s natural hair colour) and
exaggerated styles, including those with excessive fullness, shortness or extreme
height are not permitted. In no case shall the bulk or length of the hair detract from a
smart and well-groomed appearance or preclude the proper wearing of naval
headdress. Hair ornaments, (including scrunchies, combs and alice bands) shall not
be worn. Every effort shall be made to ensure that grips, hairpins and nets used to
secure the hair are as unobtrusive as possible and are to be as near as possible to the
colour of the hair. Hairstyles shall be secured or styled back from the face; this
includes corn braids/ corn rows, which should be simple in design and absent beads
and any other adornments. Ratings with long hair may wear it in a ‘pony tail’, secured
with a non-synthetic (i.e. not man made fibre) tie when forming part of an emergency
party so that breathing apparatus can be donned quickly without the need to remove
hairgrips. This relaxation also extends to ratings off duty in their mess decks.

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