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STC School Hair Policy

The principles behind this new policy are neatness and simplicity

What Is Acceptable


Natural hair

     Short or long natural hair should be neatly combed or brushed at ALL times.

 Dreadlocks must be well maintained and clean. Only pencil size dreadlocks will be allowed.


Relaxed hair

  • Long hair must be tied at the base of the neck (at the back) in a neat single ponytail. This must not be flipped up to make a fountain.
  • A black or blue Alice band may be used to keep hair tidy.



Braided Hairstyles - extensions

  • Singles tied into a single ponytail.
  • Straight back braids. Must not be thicker than a pencil.
  • Bonding, long enough to be tied into a ponytail.
  • Braids the same as your natural colour will be allowed that does not touch the collar.
  • Reasonable shoulder-length braids will be allowed.



Plaited Hair 

  • All hair plaited


Hair Accessories

Only simple black/navy blue tie backs.

Only simple black/navy blue Alice bands.

Natural hair only

Shaved hair

Short hair, neatly combed or brushed at all times

Hair may not touch the collar or reach below the collar 

Must have schoolboy haircut; no man buns


  • Natural hair only
  • Shaved hair
  • Short hair, neatly combed or brushed at all times
  • Hair may not touch the collar or reach below the collar

What Is Not Acceptable


  • Natural Hair

    • Dyed (coloured) hair.
    • Shaved patterns cut into short hair.
    • A hairstyle of varying lengths.
    • Short dreadlocks.
    • No different lengths e.g. shaved at the back and long on the top (Undercut). Must be appropriate school girls hairstyle.

    Relaxed Hair

    No extreme hairstyles will be allowed i.e. funky hairstyles such as:

    • Beehive hairstyle
    • Waterfall hairstyle
    • No highlighted hair or dyed (coloured) hair
    • No gelling of hair (use of gel)


    Braided Hairstyles

    • No hair sticking up, hanging in or covering the face.
    • No big hair such as the dread bulk, hot water, beehive style, unboiled switch.
    • No highlighted or (coloured) extensions.
    • No fringe.
    • No braids that are touching the collar and are long.
    • No curly extensions.
    • No short bonded hair.


    Plaited Hair

          You may not plait sections of your hair whilst leaving other parts unplaited.


                  Hair    Accessories

    • No big bows, flowers or beads to be worn as hair accessories.


  • Plaited hair
  • Dreadlocks
  • Long hair touching the collar
  • Step haircuts (Mohawk)
  • Patterns cut into the hair
  • Hair of different lengths (e.g. longer at front or back)
  • Coloured or highlighted hair
  • No gelling of hair 

NB:  Learners with inappropriate hairstyles may be sent home.

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