DRESS AND APPEARANCE
APPEARANCE - MEN
a. Hair must be clean, well-groomed and neat and must not contain excessive amounts of grooming aids such as greasy creams, oils, and sprays that remain visible in the hair.
b. Hair cannot touch the ears or eyebrows when groomed, and only the closely cut or shaven hair on the back of the neck may touch the collar.
c. Hair must not exceed 1-1/4 inches in bulk, regardless of length. Bulk is the distance that the hair projects from the scalp when groomed.
d. Hair must have a tapered appearance on both sides and from the back, both with and without headgear. A tapered appearance means that, when viewed from any angle, the outline of the hair on the side and back must conform generally to the shape of the skull, curving inward to the termination point. The length of the hair at termination point must not exceed 1/4 inch.
e. Properly fitted headgear must grip the hair to remain in place, and hair may not protrude below the front band of headgear.
f. Hair will not contain or have attached to it any visible foreign items. If hair is dyed, the color should look natural, and not be of an unusual color or contrast with natural coloring.
Sideburns, Mustaches, and Beards
a. Sideburns, when worn, must be neatly trimmed and tapered in the same manner as the haircut They must be straight, of even width (not flared), and end in a clean-shaven horizontal line. They will not extend below the lowest part of the exterior ear opening.
b. Mustaches, if worn, will not extend downward beyond the lip line of the upper lip or extend sideways beyond a vertical line drawn upward from the comer of the mouth.
c. Beards of any type are not permitted
a. Male cadets are not authorized to wear nail polish.
b. Fingernails must be neatly trimmed at all times.
APPEARANCE - WOMEN
a. Women must style their hair to present a feminine appearance.
b. Hair will not be worn in an extreme or fad style. If hair is dyed, it should look natural and not be an unusual color or contrast with natural coloring.
c. Hair cannot extend below the bottom edge of the uniform collar. Hairstyles must allow proper wear of headgear and will not exceed 3 inches in bulk.
d. Hair will not touch the eyebrows nor protrude below the front band of properly worn headgear. Exception: Hair may protrude in front of the flight cap.
e. Women may wear plain hairpins, bobby pins, combs, and barrettes that are similar to their hair color.
Cosmetics must be conservative and in good taste.
a. If worn, nail polish will be a single color that does not distinctly contrast with the female cadet’s complexion, detract from the uniform, or be extreme colors. Some examples of extreme colors included, but are not limited to, purple, gold, blue, black, bright (fire engine) red and florescent colors.
b. Do not apply designs to nails or apply two-tone or multi-tone colors; however, white-tip French manicures are authorized.
c. Fingernails must not exceed ¼ inch in length beyond the tip of the finger and must be clean and well-groomed.
JEWELRY (Male and Female)
A. Earrings. Male cadets are not authorized to wear earrings while in uniform, in the JROTC classroom, or while participating in JROTC activities. Female cadets may wear small (not exceeding 6 mm in diameter) spherical, conservative (moderate, being within reasonable limits; not excessive or extreme) round white diamond, gold, white pearl, or silver earrings as a set with any uniform combination. If member has multiple holes, only one set of earrings are authorized to be worn in uniform and will be worn in the lower earlobes. Earrings will match and fit tightly without extending below the earlobe unless the piece extending is the connecting band on clip earrings.
B. Bracelets. Ankle bracelets are not authorized. Cadets may wear one bracelet around their wrist. If worn, the bracelet will be conservative (moderate, being within reasonable limits; not excessive or extreme) (which is defined as plain, not drawing attention or faddish) in design, no wider than ½ inch, gold or silver in color, and will not have any inappropriate pictures or writing. Medical alert/identification bracelets are authorized; however, if worn, they will be conservative (moderate, being within reasonable limits; not excessive or extreme) (which is defined as plain, not drawing inappropriate attention or faddish). Gemstones/tennis bracelets are not authorized. Bracelets supporting a cause, philosophy, individual or group are not authorized (Exception: Traditional metal POW/MIA/KIA bracelets, which come in colors besides silver, bronze, or gold, are authorized).
C. Watches. Must be conservative and only one can be worn around the wrist while in uniform. Conservative examples (not all inclusive) are solid color black, brown, silver or gold. Prohibited examples are diamond-covered, neon, bright colors, and bands that exceed 1-inch width.
D. Rings. Airmen may wear a total of no more than three rings. Rings will be worn at the base of the finger, and will not be worn on the thumb.
E. Necklaces. Will not be visible at any time. If worn, will be completely concealed under a collar or undershirt.