General Guidelines for Military Appearance (Men and Women)
Clothing: Clothing must be neat, clean, pressed, of proper fit, in good condition, and zipped, snapped, or buttoned.
Footwear: Footwear must be shined and in good repair.
Watch: Watches must be conservative.
Bracelet: Bracelets must be conservative, not present a safety hazard, and no wider than one inch.
Rings: Cadet may wear a maximum of three rings at any time.
Tattoos: No tattoos that are obscene, sexist, racist, prejudicial, or discrediting to the Air Force are allowed. In uniform, no excessive tattoos will be visible, including through clothing. See AFI36-2903 for more information.
**Eyeglasses: While indoors or in formation, eyeglasses must be conservative, clear or slightly tinted, or photosensitive. Outdoors when not in formation, conservative lenses and frames are permitted. No mirrored lenses are permitted. **
Pencils and pens: Pencils and pens must be concealed.
Beepers and cell phones: Beepers and cell phones are not permitted unless they are required to perform duties.
Umbrella: Plain black or navy umbrellas are permitted and must be carried in the left hand.
Bags: Bags may be carried in the left hand or over the left shoulder unless riding a bicycle or motorcycle, when they may be worn over both shoulders.
Hair: Hair must be clean, groomed, and neat in a tapered, natural appearance. No excessive grooming aids are allowed. The hair is not allowed to touch the eyebrows, ears, or collar. The hair may not exceed 1.25 inches in bulk or extend below the front band of headgear. The hair may not exceed 0.25 inch at the natural termination point at the neck.
Beard: No beards are allowed unless cadet has been granted a shaving waiver by HQAFROTC.
Mustache: The mustache must not extend below the upper lip or the sides of the mouth
Sideburns: Sideburns must be neatly trimmed, tapered, and end in a horizontal line. Sideburns may not be flared or end below the lowest part of the ear opening.
Piercings: No visible piercing is allowed in uniform, on official duty, or on a military installation. This includes piercings visible through clothing.
Hair: Hair must be clean, groomed, and neat in a natural appearance. No excessive grooming aids are allowed. The hair is not allowed to touch the eyebrows when groomed. Hair may extend below the front band of the flight cap but may not extend below the front band of the BDU cap. The hair will not extend below the bottom of the collar at the neckline or exceed three inches in bulk. Plain, conservative pins, headbands, elastic bands, and barrettes of a color similar to the cadet’s hair are permitted. Ribbons, jeweled pins, and hair that presents a safety hazard are not permitted.
Cosmetics: Cosmetics must be conservative and in good taste.
Nail Polish: Nail polish must be conservative, one color, and in good taste without ornamentation.
Piercings: No visible piercings are allowed in uniform, on official duty, or on a military installation. This includes piercings visible through clothing. The only exception is that females may wear one matching set of small, spherical, conservative diamond, gold, white pearl, or silver pierced or clipped earrings in the earlobe. [/sub]