Getting a haircut that complements the shape of your face is often found through consultation with your barber or hairstylist. However, if you are a barber in North Korean, you have no opinion. Same goes if you're a man who possesses hair.

North Korea’s hairstyle guidelines are very strict. Recently, men had a choice of 10 options to choose from, which isn't too bad, relative to the poverty, corruption, and starvation that plagues the country. But the follicle world is about to get worse. The nation's leader, Kim Jong-un, is making it a requirement that all North Korean men have the same haircut as him. And if you haven't been paying attention, it’s fucking terrible.

Even his people think so. “We called it the 'Chinese smuggler haircut,'" according to a North Korean man now living in China. Now if there are real Chinese smugglers sneaking into the Communist state, they will have no problem blending in.

[via BBC]