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  • Haircut Question

    I am an African-American male. I've finished my application and I see my recruiter tomorrow. Ok, let me get on topic. Since I am a black male I have no idea what type of haircut would be suitable for the National Guard.

    I see high and tight, but I mean come on... A high and tight on me? lol
    I don't want to cut it too low because I hear when you get in training you have to basically shave it off.

    Any suggestions?

  • #2
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    Just shave it off now (or use a number one on your trimmer - really short buzz cut) and get used to it now.

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    • #3
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      AR 670-1, do a search for it... look at the section on appearance and haircut standards

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      • #4
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        Clean out your message box LRSU Dog.

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        • #5
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          I see a shaving profile in your future.

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          • #6
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            http://www.apd.army.mil/jw2/xmldemo/r670_1/head.asp

            Para 1-8

            a. Hair.

            (1) General. The requirement for hair grooming standards is necessary to maintain uniformity within a military population. Many hairstyles are acceptable, as long as they are neat and conservative. It is not possible to address every acceptable hairstyle, or what constitutes eccentric or conservative grooming. Therefore, it is the responsibility of leaders at all levels to exercise good judgment in the enforcement of Army policy. All soldiers will comply with the hair, fingernail, and grooming policies while in any military uniform or while in civilian clothes on duty.

            (a) Leaders will judge the appropriateness of a particular hairstyle by the appearance of headgear when worn. Soldiers will wear headgear as described in the applicable chapters of this regulation. Headgear will fit snugly and comfortably, without distortion or excessive gaps. Hairstyles that do not allow soldiers to wear the headgear properly, or that interfere with the proper wear of the protective mask or other protective equipment, are prohibited.

            (b) Extreme, eccentric, or trendy haircuts or hairstyles are not authorized. If soldiers use dyes, tints, or bleaches, they must choose those that result in natural hair colors. colors that detract from a professional military appearance are prohibited. Therefore, soldiers should avoid using colors that result in an extreme appearance. Applied hair colors that are prohibited include, but are not limited to, purple, blue, pink, green, orange, bright (fire-engine) red, and fluorescent or neon colors. It is the responsibility of leaders to use good judgment in determining if applied colors are acceptable, based upon the overall effect on soldiers' appearance.

            (c) Soldiers who have a texture of hair that does not part naturally may cut a part into the hair. The part will be one straight line, not slanted or curved, and will fall in the area where the soldier would normally part the hair. Soldiers will not cut designs into their hair or scalp.

            (2) Male haircuts will conform to the following standards.

            (a) The hair on top of the head must be neatly groomed. The length and bulk of the hair may not be excessive or present a ragged, unkempt, or extreme appearance. The hair must present a tapered appearance. A tapered appearance is one where the outline of the soldier's hair conforms to the shape of the head, curving inward to the natural termination point at the base of the neck. When the hair is combed, it will not fall over the ears or eyebrows, or touch the collar, except for the closely cut hair at the back of the neck. The block-cut fullness in the back is permitted to a moderate degree, as long as the tapered look is maintained. In all cases, the bulk or length of hair may not interfere with the normal wear of headgear (see para 1-8 a (1)(a) , above) or protective masks or equipment. Males are not authorized to wear braids, cornrows, or dreadlocks (unkempt, twisted, matted, individual parts of hair) while in uniform or in civilian clothes on duty. Hair that is clipped closely or shaved to the scalp is authorized.

            (b) Males will keep sideburns neatly trimmed. Sideburns may not be flared; the base of the sideburn will be a clean-shaven, horizontal line. Sideburns will not extend below the lowest part of the exterior ear opening.

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            • #7
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              Thanks guys. I have an idea of what I'm getting today... Oh, and I have long dreadlocks GET THE CLIPPERS!

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              • #8
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                When you get to basic training, one of the first things that will happen, is your head will basically be shaved. Not with a razor, but with bare clippers. At least mine was when I got to basic.

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                • #9
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                  The hair is gone. Erased. I actually feel better without all that hair.

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                  • #10
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                    I've continued to keep my short hair throughout civilian life as well. I always think about how much money I have saved on shampoo over the years.

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                    • #11
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                      Tell me about it....mines down to my waist!

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                      • #12
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                        BEFORE:


                        AFTER:

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                        • #13
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                          Good start Black. Just need to get use to not having the goatee as well.
                          Last edited by SteveLord; July 7th, 2011, 03:21 PM.

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                          • #14
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                            LOL, yeah. Im getting that cut off today in about an hour matter of fact.

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                            • #15
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                              If that is a NY Giants caps; you have earned brownie points in my book.

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