RAF will allow dreadlocks, braids and ponytails in bid to boost diversity in ...

The Royal HAIR Force: RAF will allow dreadlocks, braids and ponytails in bid to boost diversity in the service The -conscious can also keep cornrows and twist to promote inclusivity New rules follow close on heels of the force allowing its airmen to grow beards RAF say it's so it can 'deliver a next- generation Air Force fit for the 21st century'

By Sabi Phagura for MailOnline

Published: 11:50 BST, 17 October 2020 | Updated: 11:50 BST, 17 October 2020

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The Royal Air Force are allowing its airmen to keep dreadlocks, braids and ponytails in a bid to boost diversity in the service. 

From now on the -conscious can also keep cornrows and twists should they wish.

The new rules follow close on the heels of the force allowing its airmen to grow beards for the first time in its 101-year history last September.

It's hoped the changes to their 'hair policy' will help promote inclusivity and broadens the RAF's recruitment pool.

The Royal Air Force are allowing its airmen to keep dreadlocks, braids and ponytails in a bid to boost diversity in the service

The Royal Air Force are allowing its airmen to keep dreadlocks, braids and ponytails in a bid to boost diversity in the service

Air chief marshal Mike Wigston, has relaxed the latest rules and was also thought to be behind the facial hair policy in 2019.

The changes could see airmen rocking a number of hipster hairstyles including mullets, ponytails and man-buns. 

But standards will not be

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