U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Devan Abram, 145th Airlift Wing recruiter, pauses to discuss the new hair regulations at the North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Mar. 6, 2021. Effective Feb. 2021, Air Force females are allowed to wear one or two braids, or a ponytail not exceeding the length of their underarm inseam. They may also have bangs that touch their eyebrows.