Pyongyang -

North Korea is already known as one of the most repressive regimes on Earth. But Pyongyang’s censors have gone one step further - with a list of state-approved haircuts.

Women have been given 18 styles to choose from, but all are staid and old-fashioned. Men are even more restricted, with a choice of ten styles, ranging from short-back-and-sides to very-short-back-and-sides. Quiffs and spikes are prohibited and men’s hair must be less than 2in long and cut every 15 days.

It is thought the lists were introduced after the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, expressed a distaste for modern hairstyles.

He favours a centre parting and shaved sides - banned under the new rules. - Daily Mail