• Grooming Section

    • An important part of wearing the NJROTC Uniform is meeting Navy Grooming Standards which can be found in the orange Cadet Field Manual which has been issued to each cadet. Initial uniform issues will not occur until the cadet is within Navy Grooming standards.

     There are NO exceptions to this requirement. If you are out of Navy Grooming Standards at any time you will fail the Uniform Inspection.


     Male Cadets

    • This means NO piercings, NO facial hair (having a clean shave) and having a haircut (without designs) that meets Navy Uniform Regulations.


    Female Cadets

    • This means that your hair must be pulled up off of your collar in such a fashion that it allows for proper wear of the uniform cover (i.e., hat), and NO artificial hair colors. Earrings and fingernail polish must also meet Navy Regulations (i.e. multiple ear piercings and facial piercings are not authorized.) Additional details can be found in the Cadet Reference Manual that is issued to each Cadet. There are some notes and links provided below:
    • 20+ Samples for Female Hairstyle


     Hair: Clean, neatly shaped, and presents a well-groomed appearance.  Lopsided or asymmetrical haircuts and hairstyles are not authorized.  The wearing of an approved style is authorized provided it does not prohibit the proper wear of safety gear and allows uniform headgear to be worn squarely on the head. 

    1. Braids and Ponytails.   Single braid, French braid, or a single ponytail is authorized in Service, Working, and PT uniforms. The initial accessory for the ponytail will not be visible when facing

    forward.  Authorized accessory devices must be consistent with the color of the hair.  The end of the braid or ponytail may extend up to three inches below the lower edge of the collar of the shirt, jacket or coat.

    1. Hair Buns.  Will not exceed three inches from the scalp or extend beyond the width

    of the back of the head.

    1. Lock Hairstyle.  Consists of one section of hair that twists from or near the root to the end of the hair and creates a uniform ringlet or cord-like appearance.  Locks may be worn in short, medium, and long hair lengths in the following manner:

                   (1) Locks must continue from the root to the end of the hair in one direction (no zig-zagging, curving, or ending before the end of the lock to dangle as a wisp or loose hair) and should encompass the whole head.  Locks partings must be square or rectangular in shape in order to maintain a neat and

    professional appearance.

                   (2) Locks can be loose (free-hanging where no hair is added to the lock once it is started other than hair extensions that are attached at the end of the natural hair).  When worn loose, locks will be spaced no more than three-eighths of an inch apart, diameter/width will not exceed three-eighths

    of an inch, and locks will be tightly interlaced to present a neat and professional military appearance.  Locks may also be worn in a bun provided all hair grooming requirements are met.  Locks may not be worn in combination with other hairstyles  (e.g. twists, braids).

                   (3) New growth (defined as hair that naturally grows from the scalp and has not yet been locked) will not exceed one-half inch at any time.

                   (4) Locks that do not meet the above standards and do not present a neat and professional military appearance will not be worn in uniform. The Senior Naval Science Instructor has the ultimate responsibility for determining when hairstyles are eccentric, faddish, or out of standards.

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