Cadet Uniform Wear - Male & Female
Male Groomming Standards on Uniform Wear Days
Haircuts: The hair on top of the head must be neatly groomed. The length and bulk of the hair may not be excessive and must present a neat and conservative appearance. The hair must present a tapered appearance. A tapered appearance is one where the outline of the hair conforms to the shape of the head (see scalp line in "facial hair requirements" below), 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. Males are not authorized to wear braids, cornrows, twists, dreadlocks, or locks while in uniform.
Sideburns: Sideburns will not extend below the bottom of the opening of the ear (see line A). Sideburns will not be styled to taper, flair, or come to a point. The length of the individual hairs of the sideburn will not exceed 1/8 inch when fully extended.
Facial hair: Males will keep their face clean-shaven when in uniform. Mustaches are permitted but must be neatly trimmed, tapered, and tidy. Mustaches will not present a chopped off or bushy appearance, and no portion of the mustache will cover the upper lip line, extend sideways beyond a vertical line drawn upward from the corners of the mouth (see lines C and D), or extend above a parallel line at the lowest portion of the nose (see line B). Handlebar mustaches, goatees, and beards are not authorized. If appropriate medical authority allows beard growth, the maximum length authorized for medical treatment must be specific. For example, "The length of the beard cannot exceed 1/4 inch".
Female Groomming Standards on Uniform Wear Days
Hairstyles: Hair will be styled so as not to interfere with the proper wear of all uniform headgear. All headgear will fit snugly and comfortably around the largest part of the head without bulging or distortion from the intended shape of the headgear and without excessive gaps. When headgear is worn, hair should not protrude at distinct angles from under the edges.
PROHIBITED HAIRSTYLES: ponytails (except during physical training); unbalanced or lopsided hairstyles; hair sculpting (eccentric texture or directional flow of any hairstyle to include spiking); buns with loose hair extending at the end; hair styles with severe angles or designs; and loose unsecured hair (not to include bangs) when medium and long hair are worn up.