COSMETIC POLICY UPDATE

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REF/A/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/161616ZSEP09/
REF/B/DOC/NAVPERS 15665I/01JAN03/
NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 217/09.  REF B IS U.S. NAVY UNIFORM 
REGULATIONS.//

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE PROCESS AND PROCEDURES FOR 
OBTAINING COSMETIC PERMANENT MAKEUP AS ANNOUNCED IN REF A.  COSMETIC 
PERMANENT MAKEUP IS AN ELECTIVE PROCEDURE OBTAINED BY FEMALE SERVICE 
MEMBERS AT THEIR INDIVIDUAL EXPENSE AND DURING PERSONAL OFF DUTY TIME.  
FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING PERMANENT MAKEUP PROCEDURES AND POLICY 
IN THE FORM OF FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ),
VISIT: HTTP://WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/COMMANDSUPPORT/USNAVYUNIFORMS/.

2.  EFFECTIVE 1 NOVEMBER 2009, COSMETIC PERMANENT MAKEUP IS AUTHORIZED 
FOR FEMALE SAILORS.  PERMANENT MAKEUP IS AUTHORIZED FOR EYEBROWS, 
EYELINER, LIPSTICK AND LIP LINER ONLY.  IT SHALL BE IN GOOD TASTE, 
BLEND NATURALLY WITH THE SKIN TONE AND ENHANCE A NATURAL APPEARANCE.
EXAGGERATED OR FADDISH COSMETIC STYLES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED.  APPROVED 
PERMANENT MAKEUP COLORS ARE AS FOLLOWS:  EYEBROWS SHALL BE SHADES OF 
BLACK, BROWN, BLONDE OR RED THAT MATCHES NATURAL HAIR COLOR.  EYELINER 
SHALL BE SHADES OF BLACK, BROWN, BLUE OR GREEN TO MATCH NATURAL EYE 
COLOR AND NOT EXTEND PAST THE NATURAL CORNER OF THE EYE.  LIP LINER AND 
LIPSTICK SHALL BE THE COLOR OF THE NATURAL LIP OR SHADES OF PINK AND 
MODERATE REDS ONLY.

3.  FEMALE SERVICE MEMBERS ASSIGNED TO THEIR PERMANENT DUTY STATION 
SHALL SUBMIT A SPECIAL REQUEST/AUTHORIZATION (1336/3) FORM TO THEIR 
COMMANDING OFFICER EXPRESSING THEIR DESIRE TO OBTAIN PERMANENT MAKEUP.
INCLUDED WITH THE SPECIAL REQUEST FORM SHALL BE A DESCRIPTION OF THE 
PROCEDURE FACILITY AND DESIRED FEATURE ENHANCEMENTS.

4.  COMMANDING OFFICERS ARE TO REVIEW PERMANENT MAKEUP NOTIFICATION 
REQUESTS TO ENSURE DESCRIPTION OF ENHANCEMENTS IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH 
COSMETIC POLICY REQUIREMENTS AND THAT REQUESTING SAILORS ARE COUNSELED 
PRIOR TO OBTAINING PERMANENT MAKEUP.  ADDITIONALLY, COMMANDING OFFICERS 
WILL ENSURE REQUESTS FOR PERMANENT MAKEUP ARE ANNOTATED IN MEMBER?S 
MEDICAL RECORD AND MEDICAL ENTRIES ARE MADE AFTER PERMANENT MAKEUP IS 
OBTAINED.  COUNSELING OF SAILORS REQUESTING THE PROCEDURE SHOULD 
INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:  PERSONAL FINANCIAL IMPACT, NEED TO 
OBTAIN PERMANENT MAKEUP VIA QUALIFIED LICENSED ELECTROLOGIST, 
ESTHETICIAN OR STATE BOARD CERTIFIED TECHNICIAN, CONSEQUENCES OF 
PERMANENCY AND RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH PROCEDURES, PROCEDURE CANNOT 
INTERFERE WITH THE PERFORMANCE OF MILITARY DUTIES, PLANNED LEAVE TO 
FACILITATE HEALING AND RETURN TO FULL DUTY, PERMANENT MAKEUP NOT 
AVAILABLE VIA MILITARY TREATMENT FACILITIES, AND EXPLAIN GROUNDS FOR 
POSSIBLE ADMINISTRATIVE SEPARATION IF PERMANENT MAKEUP IS NON-COMPLIANT 
WITH COSMETIC POLICIES.

5.  COMMANDING OFFICERS OF MEMBERS WHO HAVE OBTAINED PERMANENT MAKEUP 
THAT IS NOT IN ACCORDANCE WITH EXISTING POLICIES SHALL DOCUMENT THE 
CONDITION ON A NAVPERS 1070/613.  NAVPERS 1070/613 FOR ENLISTED 
PERSONNEL WILL BE SUBMITTED TO THE LOCAL PERSONNEL SUPPORT DETACHMENT 
FOR INCLUSION IN THE FIELD SERVICE RECORD.  THE NAVPERS 1070/613 FOR 
OFFICER PERSONNEL WILL BE MAILED TO COMNAVPERSCOM (PERS 312) FOR 
INCLUSION IN THE ELECTRONIC SERVICE RECORD.  MEMBERS NOT COMPLYING WITH 
PERMANENT MAKEUP POLICY REQUIREMENTS MAY BE SUBJECT TO ADMINISTRATIVE 
OR DISCIPLINARY ACTION.  IF REMOVAL OR ALTERATION OF NON-COMPLIANT 
PERMANENT MAKEUP CONDITIONS IS DETERMINED BY A MILITARY MEDICAL 
HEALTHCARE PROVIDER NOT TO BE FEASIBLE, THE MEMBER MAY BE PROCESSED FOR 
INVOLUNTARY SEPARATION, IF DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY THE COMMANDING OFFICER.

6.  COMMANDING OFFICERS AND OFFICERS-IN-CHARGE SHALL REVIEW THE SERVICE 
RECORDS OF ALL REENLISTMENT ELIGIBLE SAILORS TO DETERMINE IF A NAVPERS
1070/613 WAS PREVIOUSLY ISSUED.  IF SO, THE COMMANDING OFFICER OR 
OFFICER-IN-CHARGE SHALL ENSURE THE MEMBER HAS COMPLIED WITH THE NAVPERS
1070/613 BEFORE EXECUTING THE REENLISTMENT.

7.  WITH REGARD TO INDIVIDUALS ACCESSED AND GAINED (INCLUDING PRIOR
SERVICE) IN THE ACTIVE OR RESERVE COMPONENT:
     A.  COMMANDER, NAVY RECRUITING COMMAND SHALL SCREEN ALL NAVY 
APPLICANTS FOR PERMANENT MAKEUP AND COMPLIANCE WITH THIS POLICY.
     B.  COMMANDER, NAVY RECRUITING COMMAND SHALL SCREEN ALL PRIOR 
SERVICE VETERANS PROCESSING FOR ENLISTMENT, REENLISTMENT, OR 
AFFILIATION INTO THE ACTIVE OR RESERVE COMPONENTS FOR PERMANENT MAKEUP 
AND COMPLIANCE WITH THIS POLICY.
     C.  COMMANDER, NAVY RECRUITING COMMAND SHALL SCREEN OCS/ODS/DCOIC 
CANDIDATES FOR COMMISSIONING PROGRAMS FOR PERMANENT MAKEUP AND 
COMPLIANCE WITH THIS POLICY.
     D.  COMMANDANT, UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY WILL SCREEN NAVAL 
ACADEMY MIDSHIPMEN CANDIDATES FOR PERMANENT MAKEUP AND COMPLIANCE WITH 
THIS POLICY.
     E.  COMMANDER, NAVAL SERVICE TRAINING COMMAND WILL SCREEN NAVAL 
RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS (NROTC) MIDSHIPMEN CANDIDATES FOR 
PERMANENT MAKEUP AND COMPLIANCE WITH THIS POLICY.

8.  UNIFORM POLICY CHANGES ARE A DIRECT RESULT OF FLEET FEEDBACK AND 
STAFFED RESEARCH.  THE PROCEDURES TO SUBMIT RECOMMENDED UNIFORM CHANGES 
CAN BE FOUND IN CHAPTER 1, SECTION 1, ARTICLE 1101.1.B. (4) OF REF B.  
THE NEXT NAVY UNIFORM BOARD IS SCHEDULED TO CONVENE FALL 2009.

9.  FILE THIS NAVADMIN UNTIL CHANGES ARE INCORPORATED INTO THE 
QUARTERLY BUPERS DIRECTIVE CD-ROM CHANGE CONTAINING REF B.  IN THE 
INTERIM, FOR MORE INFORMATION ON UNIFORMS AND UNIFORMS POLICY, VISIT 
THE NAVY UNIFORM MATTERS WEBSITE AT 
HTTP://WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/COMMANDSUPPORT/USNAVYUNIFORMS/.

10.  POINTS OF CONTACT:
- MR. ROBERT B. CARROLL, HEAD, NAVY UNIFORM MATTERS OFFICE, (703) 614-
5076/DSN 224, OR EMAIL AT ROBERT.B.CARROLL(AT)NAVY.MIL.
- CMDCM(AW) JERRY FEATHERSTONE, DEPUTY HEAD, NAVY UNIFORM MATTERS, (703) 
614-5075/DSN 224, OR EMAIL AT JERRY.FEATHERSTONE(AT)NAVY.MIL.
- BUMED POC:  LCDR KENNETH GALECKAS, (301) 295-6576

11.  RELEASED BY MS. STEFFANIE EASTER, N1B.//

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