As soon as you arrive at basic training one of the first orders of business is to get your hair cut. Immediately after your haircut you're gonna feel like it's too late to turn back, because it is. You're in for the long haul now. Guys please don't shave your head before you get to basic training. If your hair is shorter than the others you're gonna get in trouble, and you might get recycled. Conversely women, get your hair cut by a professional before you arrive. You're not gonna like the one the military barber cuts for you. Except for the Navy, you're not required to get your hair cut. But it must be fashioned in such a way that doesn't protrude past the bottom of your collar, and not below the eyebrows in terms of bangs. Also women don't shave your head like the style of a mens haircut. That's actually considered a fad and it's not allowed in the military. Bottom line, who cares what your hair looks like in basic training. Just get your hair cut, get yelled at by your drill sergeant, and walk across the graduation stage.