Male naval personnel may wear false eyelashes and makeup as part of new gender-neutral guidelines
- From November the staff can wear subtle makeup and clear or pale nail polish
- They may also wear perfume, rings, hair dye or rolls or braids
- The changes come when the Royal New Zealand Navy becomes more inclusive
Navy personnel may wear false eyelashes, nail polish and makeup under new gender-neutral guidelines.
The new changes will come when the New Zealand Defense Force updates its care and appearance guidelines to make the force more inclusive.
"These updates reflect that the RNZN do not distinguish between male and female members in terms of their personal care and appearance," Chief of Navy shout-by-night David Proctor affirmed Newshub.
The changes take effect on November 1 and give all naval personnel the right to subtle makeup, clear or light-colored nail polish, & # 39; cut and neat and natural & # 39; wear fake eyelashes
& # 39; These changes reflect that diversity and inclusion are crucial to our success as an organization, as well as the unique traditions and characteristics of the RNZN. & # 39;
The changes take effect on November 1 and give all marine personnel the right to subtle makeup, clear or light-colored nail polish, & # 39; trimmed, neat and natural & # 39; fake eyelashes and a pair of & # 39; naturally colored & # 39; to wear stud earrings.
They may also wear perfume or cologne, rings on up to two fingers and use naturally colored hair dye or buns or some braids.
Piercings, & # 39; exaggerated hairstyles & # 39; however, such as mohawks and hair accessories are still prohibited.
Proctor said the Royal New Zealand Navy care and clothing is focused on cleanliness, military image and cleanliness.
The standards are designed to show off an inclusive but professional military image.
& # 39; The RNZN is a modern and professional organization that embraces individuality and personality. However, we are a military organization and that brings certain expectations of our staff in terms of clothing and appearance, & # 39; Proctor said.
The new changes will come when the New Zealand Defense Force updates its care and appearance guidelines to make the force more inclusive
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