"You have to wear your hair within a certain regulation in the military to make sure you can wear your head cover — a beret, patrol cap, Kevlar," explained veteran Letrice Titus. "There are a lot of things that females have to worry about that men don't. When I was active duty, I would shampoo it, blow-dry it, put gel on it, and slick it in a bun. Even with all the choices and freedom to do what I want, more often than not, I still wear a bun every day. I never wear it like this, because for me it's just too big."
To prep Letrice's curls for the runway, hairstylist Britt Dion and her team twisted two strands of hair together using Aveda Brilliant Anti-Humectant Pomade ($22) to minimize the volume, calm frizz, and add shine.