(CNN)The US Army announced a change to its grooming policy on Thursday, allowing female soldiers to wear ponytails in all uniforms.
In January, the Army announced new policies that allowed soldiers to wear ponytails, locs, lipstick and earrings. They were permitted to wear medium-length ponytails on the back of the scalp that did not interfere with the fit of headgear. The Army also allowed women to wear ponytails while wearing Army combat uniforms or wearing headgear during tactical training or combat.
Under the updated policy, braids and ponytails may be worn down the center of the back in all uniforms, but the length cannot go past the bottom of the shoulder blades while at the position of attention. There is no minimum length for a ponytail or braid. One exception on length is during tactical or physi
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