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30th Infantry Division


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Proper WWII Haircuts

A few quick graphics on what your hair looks like. My wife, who is a professional wig and makeup artist for theatrical productions, says a 1940s U.S. soldier should have a #4 taper. Take that to any barber and he or she should be able to give you the proper haircut. If they can't, you're at the wrong shop.

A) Mid Point of head, hair should be trimmed/tapered cut and neat all around head from this point. Side burns no further than this point and should be trimmed not shaggy. Hair should be tapered cut, trimmed close, and neat around ears it should not be touching ears at any point. Rear of head should be clean, tapered cut and not fuzzy or shaggy. No Pony Tails.

B) Bottom of nose, mustache.

C) Upper & lower margin of lip, right side. Mustache must be trimmed and neat and should not extend beyond upper or lower margin.

D) Upper & lower margin of lip, left side. Mustache must be trimmed and neat and should not extend beyond upper or lower margin.