I'm so freaking happy now! Not only because they confirmed that we will get the hood up/down option fairly soon, but also becuase they picked my verion of the question to post in the Q&A. I know, vanity, but yeah, I'm happy.
NiklasWB: When will you make it possible for Force-using characters to pull up/down their hoods on their robes?
Damion Schubert: This is in the works now. It won't be in Game Update 1.2, but should get done in the next major update after that. And yes, we will extend this functionality to your Force-slinging companions as well.
Oh, and Kira will be able to show off her hairstyle again as well! Awesome!