A new hairstyle, circa mid-90s, is sweeping the nation of North Korea - kind of. Dictator-in-chief Kim Jong-un is forcing all male university students to get his haircut, the Dear Leader-do.
About two weeks ago, the North Korean government made the announcement that the only hairstyle that would be allowed for male university students is the Kim Jong-un cut. The state-sanctioned guideline was announced in the capital Pyongyang, according to Radio Free Asia reports. It is now being rolled out across the country.
Kim's haircut can be described as a shaved undercut and floppy curtains. Strangely, some people in North Korea has voiced concerns about getting the new cut.
"Our leader's haircut is very particular, if you will," an anonymous source told Radio Free Asia. "It doesn't always go with everyone since everyone has different face and head shapes." A North Korean living in China told the press that the look is unpopular in North Korea because that hairstyle reminds people of Chinese smugglers. According to the North Korean, that haircut used to be called the "Chinese smuggler haircut," the Korea Times reports.
North Korean men who previously were able to chose from 10 fashion forward hairstyles will now get to choose between the Kim Jong-un, The Look I'm Tall or the Kimchi. Those who chose not to get the cut will most likely end up getting the cut. It won't be long before we see others sporting the dictator-do when entering North Korea.
No doubt Kim's ultimate plan will be to 'suggest' the killer cut to North Korean women and children too. Wonder where else we'll see Kim's stylishly luscious locks pop up?