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CF Hair Regulations - superthread [MERGED]

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Pitohui said:
I've found no definitive answers regarding ponytails: are they allowed? If so do they follow the same rules as a braid regarding the maximum length being to the top of the armpit or are they considered a conservative hairstyle and permitted so long as it does not extend past the lower edge of the shirt collar?

For reference to the discussion,

Hair Regulations - Female Members of CF
https://army.ca/forums/threads/35327.125
6 pages.

Hair - Women - Pictures
https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/services/military-history/history-heritage/dress-manual/chapter-2/section-2.html#figure-2-2-3-1

Hair shall not extend below the lower edge of the shirt collar. Exaggerated styles, including those with excessive fullness or extreme height, are not authorized. Braids, if worn, shall be styled conservatively and tied tightly: secured at the end by a knot or a small unadorned fastener. A second small unadorned fastener may be used to secure the top of the braid. A single braid shall be worn in the centre of the back. Double braids shall be worn behind the shoulders. Hair shall be a maximum length when gathered behind the head and braided which does not extend below the top of the armpit. Multiple braids (cornrows) shall be directed toward the back of the head, pulled tight to the head and secured at the end by a knot or a small-unadorned fastener. A second small unadorned fastener may be used to secure the top of the braid. Multiple braids extending below the lower edge of the collar are to be gathered in a bun. With the permission of a Commanding Officer, a reasonable period may be authorized in order to transition from short to long hairstyles, during which time hair may extend below the lower edge of the shirt collar; all the while maintaining a positive military appearance, and subject to the member’s safety.

 

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Pitohui said:
I've found no definitive answers regarding ponytails: are they allowed? If so do they follow the same rules as a braid regarding the maximum length being to the top of the armpit or are they considered a conservative hairstyle and permitted so long as it does not extend past the lower edge of the shirt collar?

As it stands currently, ponytails are not permitted (except on ship I believe), however there are certain times that you'd be able to get away with it, like under a flying helmet.
 
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