US Navy lifts ban on dreadlocks, ponytails for women

TheHill | 7/12/2018 | Aris Folley
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The U.S. Navy announced new hair rules for female sailors his week, saying they can now wear dreadlocks, ponytails and styled buns while in uniform.

The Navy's announcement came in a live broadcast on its Facebook page on Tuesday with Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and Chief of Naval Personnel Adm. Robert Burke, The Huffington Post reported.

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Richardson said the naval branch enlisted a team of six female sailors to help devise the new grooming standards, which he noted were also based on feedback from the sailors' peers.

“If you’ve got a recommendation, we just demonstrated that that recommendation can make things happen,” the admiral said in the broadcast. “If you make a good proposal and we can make it fit, we can make it happen.”

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As part of the move, braids, ponytails and styled buns will be permissible for female sailors unless the hairstyle is deemed to present an occupational hazard. Female sailors will also be permitted to style their hair...
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