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JLBC: Leadership


1. EXPECTATIONS: Cadets who enroll in JLBC must maintain specific grooming standards to be program members. Grooming standards must be met within the first 3-weeks of enrollment. Failure to do so will result in immediate removal from JLBC.


a. Hair: Will be clean, well-groomed, and present a professional appearance. Will not contain excessive amounts of grooming aids (e.g., gel, mousse, pomade, or moisturizer), appear lopsided, touch either eyebrow or end below an imaginary line across the forehead at the top of the eyebrows that is parallel to the ground. If applied, dyes, tints, bleaches, and frostings must-have natural hair colors. Examples of natural hair colors are brown, blonde, brunette, natural red, black, or grey. Prohibited examples (not all-inclusive) are burgundy, purple, orange, fluorescent, or neon colors. Unauthorized: Mohawk, mullet, or etched designs.

b. Hair Bulk and tapering: Your hair will not exceed 1 1⁄4 inches in bulk regardless of the length. Bulk is the distance that the hair projects from the scalp when groomed (as opposed to the size of the hair). The bulk and height of your hair must not interfere with wearing any JLBC headgear properly, and it must not protrude below the front band of the headgear. Your hair must have a tapered appearance on both sides and back, with and without headgear. A sharp appearance means that, when viewed from any angle, the outline of the hair on the side and back will generally match the shape of the skull, curving inward to the endpoint. Cleanly shaven heads and military high-and-tight or flat-top cuts are authorized. Prohibited examples (not all-inclusive) are Mohawk, mullet, cornrows, dreadlocks, or etched design. Men are not permitted hair extensions.

c. Sideburns and Mustaches: You may have sideburns if they are neatly trimmed and tapered in the same manner as your haircut. Sideburns must be straight and of even width (not flared or cut to a point) and end in a clean-shaven horizontal line. They may not extend below the lowest part of the outer ear opening. Male cadets may have mustaches; however, they will be conservative (moderate, within reasonable limits; not excessive or extreme) and will not extend downward beyond the lip line of the upper lip or extend sideways beyond a vertical line drawn upward from both corners of the mouth.

d. Beards: Are NOT authorized. If a medical doctor determines a cadet cannot shave, the parent will provide documentation to the SASI for review. The SASI will submit a waiver request in the platoon for consideration by the HQ JLBC Waiver Review board. If approved, cadets will keep all facial hair trimmed, not to exceed 1⁄4 inch in length. Individuals granted a shaving waiver will not shave or trim any


Air Force Grooming Standards For 2022: Haircut And Beard Regulations.

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