I'm pretty new at this, so I'm not familiar with their old site. I was also told not to reference height.
I'm on the east coast, so perhaps I just have different editors than you.
I'm not sure why they wouldn't want us to reference hair color or height. Based on this, I would have a lot of descriptions that simply read "Female."
Funny, I only put the briefest of descriptions (female, glasses) or (male, beard, glasses) or (male, arm tattoos) and have never gotten dinged. I only mention the shirt if it's a manager or a different color.
Of course, now that I write this out, I'll have the editor come back to me for more details.
They are such a nice understanding company that I bend over backwards to help them out if they want an additional amt of info. So I just jot down the entire hair, glasses, sex, height thing just in case. It is easier and nicer to them to just answer them. But that is just me.