What Is the Pentecostal Holiness Teaching on Hair?

What Is the Pentecostal Holiness Teaching on Hair?

Pentecostal holiness states women should not cut their hair, whereas men should have short hair. This is based on a literal understanding of 1 Corinthians 11, with an interpretation that uncut hair for a woman represents a head covering done to submit to God.

Apostolic Pentecostals believe that women's hair is used as a head covering, therefore should not be cut. Some Pentecostal churches do not even believe in a woman trimming her hair, because it is technically cutting one's hair. A woman cutting her hair makes it dishonorable to pray or prophesy. A man's hair, however, should be short, and facial hair is discouraged for men.