North Koreans Limited to 28 State-Approved Haircuts

Posted by on Mar 03, 2013 at 1:01 pm

In another example of how similar the North Korean government is to your nagging Great Aunt Betty, the country’s ruling party is saying that fashion forward hair is a big no-no.

These images from a hair salon inside the notoriously secretive country show a menu of 28 state sanctioned styles — 18 for women and 10 for men. The North Korean government thinks these styles are “most comfortable” and able to guard against the “corrupting effects of capitalism,” according to, an English website run by the China Times News Group.

2 Responses to “North Koreans Limited to 28 State-Approved Haircuts”

  1. MT Geoff on 4/04/13 at 12:32 pm

    The TV show MASH was set in Korea but was more of a protest of Vietnam.
    The people of South Korea would be starving and oppressed without our intervention. The people of South Vietnam wound up starving and oppressed when we withdrew our intervention.
    I am sure there were bad judgments and bad motivations involved as we get into both wars but let’s face it, if we weren’t on the side of the angels, our devils were better for Korea than Stalin’s devils and our devils had been better for South Vietnam than Ho Chi Minh’s devils were.