Among the styles that will be allowed with some restrictions: ponytails and locks. That’s in addition to expanded options for buns and dinner-dress uniforms.
The change is aimed at increasing the inclusiveness of the Navy, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said in a Facebook live all-hands call.
Previously, female sailors with hair below the collar were limited to buns, braids or cornrows, according to Military.com. Ponytails were allowed only in physical training uniforms.