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This Hairstylist Helps Military Servicewomen Feel Like Themselves


(happy calm music) – I served in the Air
Force for four years. Hey Mister Mitt. I’ve wanted my hair like this
since I was a little girl. And when I joined Military
it was just a no-go. (light hip-hop music) – I served in the army for six years. – I served in the United Sates
Air Force for four years. – I served in the Air Force for six years. And I could tell that the regulations weren’t necessarily written by people who had knowledge of black
hair and how it worked. – I served in the United
States Air Force for 23 years. I decided to go natural
by locking my hair. Davette is awesome and she was
a godsend when I found her. – The military has requirements on how they can wear their hair. It used to be that women could not wear locs in the military. Now they are in regulation. It’s such a freedom; it’s freedom. (light hip-hop music) (piano music) I’ve been working with
women in the military for nearly 30 years. About 95% of my clientele is active duty or retired military. You have a lot of strong
women in the military; they want to concentrate on
protecting the United Sates, and not be concentrating on whether or not their hair is in regulation. The Coast Guard changed the
regulations about four year ago. The Army followed like a year ago, and the Air Force about six months ago. With this new changed now
African-American women can feel good and also look
correct in their uniforms. (piano music) – I’ve bee in the Air Force for two years. I was so excited about the
change that I felt like locs were how I was going to
be able to express myself, and show people who I am. – How you doing today?
– I’m doing well, how are you?
– You ready for me? – I’m ready.
– Hey. When the young recruits come in it’s very important to me, that they feel safe and comfortable. (laughing) And I had to really learn what was allowed and what wasn’t allowed. When people are not in regulations they get in really big trouble with their Commanding Officers. So we had to make sure that
they stay in regulation. After I finished Emoni’s hair, she turned around and looked in the mirror; I
could just see in her eyes she was so happy. – My hair really doesn’t
define how well I can perform my job but in a lot of ways
it enhances my personality, because it is allowing me to be myself. You can’t serve if you’re
not able to be yourself. I love putting on my uniform everyday. I have Covington and the
United States Air Force on my heart. With my locs now, I feel
complete in my uniform. But I carry the new regulations in my wallet just in case anyone
approaches me about my hair. No one has because Davette keeps me good.

Tony wyaad

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95 COMMENTS

  1. Joey Power Posted on March 6, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    Frist comment

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  2. • Agent Ø • Posted on March 6, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    That’s amazing! I love this video a lot!

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  3. dP Posted on March 6, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    8 likes 4 dislikes in the first minute of uploading, before you can even watch the whole video. some people are pathetic

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  4. Ozboi Stewart Posted on March 6, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    The message this video says is beautiful keep up the good work

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  5. Cyphrix Posted on March 6, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    I like the backwards mohawk better

    You know you do too

    Reply
  6. Philgamer_ 309 Posted on March 6, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    Now that's fanservice

    Reply
  7. Vishakh Binod Posted on March 6, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    Such a great big story!!!

    Reply
  8. _Bob McCoy Posted on March 6, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Bowl Cut for all Troops!

    This post was made by the Mr. Bean gang

    Reply
  9. Tcharly Dessine Posted on March 6, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    hello big 24 big like see you later

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  10. Big noasted Posted on March 6, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    The whole point of the hair cut is to make you not feel.like a individual your suppost to feel like a squad not a individual taking away a key part of your personality is to have you less individualistic so the squad is your personality

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  11. Phil Swift Posted on March 6, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    Do you understand that the bald haircut does not make you feel yourself but a part of the squad. Military doesn't care aboutyour gender but your military skills.

    Reply
  12. D.A. Hatfield Posted on March 6, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    Why not adopt the same regulations for men and women's hair in all branches?

    Reply
  13. Emily R Posted on March 6, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Girls on ft Bragg wear all kinda of styles….
    In n out of regs

    Reply
  14. Majer-Clixz- Posted on March 6, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    Keep up the amazing videos!

    Reply
  15. Jay Ar Posted on March 6, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    Females should have to shave their heads so they can concentrate on their jobs

    Reply
  16. Nubzzy y Posted on March 6, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    NO VIEWS BUT 84 LIKES hmmm…

    Reply
  17. Azliana Lyana Posted on March 6, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    They're beautiful, strong and skillful! It's perfect to my eyes 🙂

    Reply
  18. tebevy Posted on March 6, 2019 at 4:27 pm

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    🚽 + 📱 + 📶 + 🔋 = Infinite

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  19. UNLEASHING POTENTIAL - PSYCHOLOGY VIDEOS Posted on March 6, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    This hairstylist is awesome! 🔥🔥🔥

    Reply
  20. Akios Eres Posted on March 6, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    "My hair really doesnt define how well I can do my job"

    Don't take this to heart. You will regret it if the airbase ever ends up getting gassed.

    Reply
  21. D. S. Posted on March 6, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    Femininity and strength are not mutually exclusive.

    Reply
  22. DaPopoloinParadise Posted on March 6, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    It’s amazing how so many people dislike a video immediately whenever women, people of color, or pretty much anyone else who is not a white man talks about liking the way they look and feel. Just know for ANYBODY that starts talking about feminism, claims of "this is not equality" or "women don't really want equality", and shaving women’s heads, it’s clear that you didn’t watch, didn’t understand, or you’re just desperate to make negative comments about anything that makes you uncomfortable. If you paid attention you'd know they are talking about the fact that dreadlocks CAN FIT REGULATION, meaning they can be put into a bun and secured so that they are above the uniform collar and able to fit under a hat or helmet. But the military still banned them as if they were problematic when they aren’t as long as you can pull it back and make it neat. Lots of black women wear locks, so it seemed like they were being singled out.

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  23. LagiNaLangAko23 Posted on March 6, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    The female soldiers in my country get the same haircut as the guys.

    Reply
  24. kaas saus Posted on March 6, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    Hair choice is a freedom?
    That sounds great!
    Next time go and visit men in the army, i wonder how they will express there freedom.

    Reply
  25. Israel Diaz Posted on March 6, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Short hair have a reason for existing, if you have long hair somebody can grab by and slice your neck as salami.

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  26. Mohd parvez nasir khan Posted on March 6, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    I thought its gonna be waves

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  27. Cassie Stephenson Posted on March 6, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    This is cool. My school was shit about black hair. They made black kids wear an afro and punished them if it wasn't neat enough.

    Reply
  28. MikeCharlieAlpha Posted on March 6, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    The point of the uniform and hair is to be equal…

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  29. Terry JP Posted on March 6, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    always complaining,pathetic community. sorry.

    Reply
  30. book marks Posted on March 6, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    If you have ever been in military you know how these Hair hatted hooligans ruin unit cohesiveness and readiness. Number 1 to complain though. You would see them wearing big ass field hats, looking all ate up just to hide their big ass hair doos

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  31. shoah Posted on March 6, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    If you join the military you dont get special treatment. It isnt freedom or a right. This video is full of crap. GBS is becoming just BS

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  32. Danielle Spargo Posted on March 6, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    What did they make you do w/ your hair before these new regulations? Just afro or shave it off? I mean, locks/braids are just the normal way to wear natural black hair, right?

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  33. guy with no understanding of the world Posted on March 6, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    do you know why the military uses hair regulations?
    So that you don't get hair diseases,get your hair stuck in something or you know BE ABLE TO PUT AN HELMET ON YOUR HEAD but that's just stupid…

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  34. Tony, le Lavallois Posted on March 6, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    They always cry for equality. Then, why shouldn't we give it to them? They should also get their head shaved like men.

    Reply
  35. PatrickAllenNL Posted on March 6, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    Bad ass!

    Reply
  36. Comrade Ushanka Posted on March 6, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    I’ll identify as a women so I can keep my long hair

    Reply
  37. H. P. Posted on March 6, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    If I were to join the military I would probably just shave my head like a guy, it's easier to manage and you don't stand out, I wouldn't want to attract unwanted attention in an environment full of guys

    Reply
  38. Smile Ever Posted on March 6, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    I saw from my childhood grandparents all using Tamil Nadu itself it is very very easy

    Reply
  39. Wei Kang Loo Posted on March 6, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    Awesome 🙂

    Reply
  40. Monkey Nut Posted on March 6, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Hair.. stupid. So long as the helmet covers your head.. and you hair can’t impact on vision whilst in fire firefight. It should be good to go

    Reply
  41. r/ Inc. Posted on March 6, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    This is the most first world problem ever

    Reply
  42. sweiland75 Posted on March 6, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    When did this channel become Buzzfeed?

    Reply
  43. Justin Kim Posted on March 6, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    the military is the exact opposite of being yourself or feeling like yourself. military is all about uniformity

    Reply
  44. Brian Camacho Posted on March 6, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    Hypocrisy! Males in the military aren’t allowed to have long yet women are? Talk about equality.

    Reply
  45. Sebastian Ruiz Posted on March 6, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    Lmao of course it's the air force

    Reply
  46. Emma Frost Posted on March 6, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    Some of you guys get so upset over women having braids/twists/locs in uniform. It doesn’t affect their performance and it’s in the standard low bun. I don’t know why it would matter.

    Reply
  47. Eduardo Rocha Posted on March 6, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    When has a man ever complained about not feeling like "himself" in the army's entire history? Pathetic…

    Reply
  48. Nate M Posted on March 6, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    Women should all get shaved heads too. The point of the haircut is two fold. 1. Easy maintenance. 2. To strip ones self of individuality. Everyone is the same, they look the same, act the same and work as a unit…not an individual

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  49. Nancy Offenhiser Posted on March 6, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    Great Video thank you Miss Davette!

    Reply
  50. Lucas Doll Posted on March 6, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    I had to shave my head for the military, and I probably liked it just as much as the women did, though I knew the point of the haircut. Being in the military ain’t about having the fanciest hair.

    Reply
  51. Joseph Gillespie Posted on March 6, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    i went into the militiasry hoping to wear my hair how i wanted to, instead they shaved all of it off. Great Big Story, plz do a story for me.

    Reply
  52. Cly - Posted on March 6, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    Im in the USAF currently starioned in Kadena. I dont think Ive ever seen black women ever scrutinized for having locks, atleast if they had longer hair and were done up on buns.

    Reply
  53. Riles1102 Posted on March 6, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    In the milatary you are not anything unless you are a high rank you are recruit or anything else

    Reply
  54. Alika Ostermiller Posted on March 7, 2019 at 12:09 am

    AR 670-1 don't care about your feelings. If the military wanted you to have feelings you would have been issued some.

    Reply
  55. Low ranking loooser Mustard Posted on March 7, 2019 at 12:56 am

    Good on you all for not claiming racism and acknowledging that black people'd bodies handle hair differently

    Reply
  56. pimpdaddy 69 Posted on March 7, 2019 at 2:41 am

    Its jus hair

    Reply
  57. Fred Behrend Posted on March 7, 2019 at 2:45 am

    San Antonio!!

    Reply
  58. ScotchRobbins Posted on March 7, 2019 at 3:45 am

    Huh, comment section full of military dress code experts all the sudden.

    Reply
  59. Stephanie Yu Posted on March 7, 2019 at 4:22 am

    Why r all these comments terrible. I dont see any comments about thanking them for their service. I just see comments saying "this is stupid." They can die in battle. The least u can do is get mad at them about their hair

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  60. Kemal Wiryawan Posted on March 7, 2019 at 4:47 am

    The concept of being in millitary is not to be yourself!!

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  61. Quattro Gecko Posted on March 7, 2019 at 5:27 am

    How they clean their hair, seriously smell shit if u dont wash your hair..

    Reply
  62. Josh Martinez Posted on March 7, 2019 at 5:46 am

    Why not shave their heads like the guys? I wish we could keep our hair too.

    Reply
  63. けさだJintan Posted on March 7, 2019 at 7:46 am

    Man if a female devil dog saw this. She would lose her mind. I use to think my ex was a badass for joining the airforce. Now that I'm in the Marines, I feel like she works at Weenie Hut Jr. Military is not about individuality folks.

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  64. Lena Suwo Posted on March 7, 2019 at 8:13 am

    whats next? tampon not enough on battlefield

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  65. Kuchi Kopi Posted on March 7, 2019 at 10:21 am

    Wow, dreads in military conditions and training must reek to high heavens, you can't even wash it properly, no wonder people with dreadlocks have some stank near them 24/7

    Reply
  66. BossTwin :D Posted on March 7, 2019 at 10:30 am

    I never thought of the military as a way of expressing yourself as an individual, but as a country.

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  67. bryant Necessary Posted on March 7, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    Our military is a joke now, a bullet doesent care what you look like and how you feel. But i gues all these snowflakes know better than the military. Slow clap for amarica, being torn apart from the inside out. Wonder what our ancestors would think that dies for these people would think. If you cant handle the military dont go, not like their forcing you to join.

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  68. Andrew Posted on March 7, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    Service before self….

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  69. M D Posted on March 7, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    While I enjoy this story, it should ne noted that many service members are out of regs on a daily basis… the only time it's an issue depends on who you work for and what career field you're in.

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  70. Zero Dawn Posted on March 7, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    The military isn't a fashion show.

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  71. Rudie Obias Posted on March 7, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    I love how the comments questioning women in the military are most likely from the same men who supposedly "support the troops."

    Reply
  72. Riot Breaker Posted on March 7, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Men can actually have a multitude of haircuts, everyone who's saying you get shaved bald has only ever seen the Full Metal Jacket meme.

    Reply
  73. SH3R🐻 Posted on March 8, 2019 at 12:23 am

    Yaaaaaassssss!!! If I go into The Navy I still may cut my hair for maintenance reasons. Been having my locs for 11 years now and I'm wanting a change, but I love that the military changed their policies. The Navy was the last branch to change, but it's all good now.

    Proud of these women and I appreciate their service.

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  74. halo team fighters Posted on March 8, 2019 at 2:15 am

    What's so special

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  75. JacobLZP Posted on March 8, 2019 at 3:27 am

    Men should be able to keep long hair, its a terrible double standard.

    Reply
  76. Tatanthebarber 🇨🇴 Posted on March 8, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    I wonder what the unsullied would think of this

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  77. QU1T07 Posted on March 8, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    Reminds me about the story how the Alexander the Great banned beards in his army, because he believed it would be a liability for he thought enemy soldiers would grab their beards during fights and yank them.

    On the flip note, it is mandatory for men of the French foreign legion pioneers units to have bushy beards.

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  78. guitarhamster Posted on March 9, 2019 at 4:59 am

    How come black chicks can keep their hair but i cant even grow out a beard?

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  79. Saint Athanasius PSO Posted on March 9, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    Who else is here before 1 million views?

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  80. BrittBritt 95 Posted on March 9, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    I love this! Those of you complaining truly don’t understand the struggle of having black hair and aren’t even thanking these women for serving our country. I’m Air Force as well and it is a challenge dealing will my natural hair because of constant working out and sweating out my straightend hair. And when you constantly straighten hair it’ll be damaged, not to mention it takes a lot of effort to make it look “acceptable”. Having braids and locs allow us to not heat damage our hair and to also quickly put it in a bun with no problem. It takes A LOT to lay down super curly hair, because believe or not guys but not everyone does NOT has silky straight hair they can easily slick back.

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  81. Freddy's Blog Channel Posted on March 9, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    u.s airforce problems. you wouldn't last in the army.

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  82. Goebbels Der Zauberer Posted on March 9, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    A bald haircut has the Most advantages

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  83. Vaageesha Vriddhi Posted on March 10, 2019 at 1:41 am

    Hats off for this lady👏

    Reply
  84. pandaland1 Posted on March 11, 2019 at 3:15 am

    And the Navy…. Yeah still shafted

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  85. WhiteSands GreenPalms Posted on March 11, 2019 at 5:40 am

    Good for them! It's about time that women of color can have something that will make them feel happy. Moral is so important. Without morale your spirit can easily be broken whether male or female. We need ALL our service members to feel confident so they can be the best at what they do. I'm a white female veteran of 9 years and I am so happy to see black military women finally getting a long overdue dose of morale . They are picked on worse then any other race and gender and It's an uphill battle for women in the military from day one…I never knew how hateful some guys could be till I joined but we women are stronger then the hate! There are a lot of amazing men too but the negative ones really like to scream the loudest and ruin it for everyone.

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  86. Random Dragon Posted on March 12, 2019 at 12:29 am

    This video speaks exclusively for black military servicewomen.
    Therefore the title is lacking and should not be used for general references.

    Reply
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