The North Korean hairstyles for both men and women are provided by the government itself. There are in total of 28 state-approved hairstyles, 10 hairstyles for men and 18 hairstyles for women. The Government is highly forbid anyone to do other hairstyles out of the 28 designs provided. The government issued these official hairstyles of North Korean stated that these styles are the most comfortable and could protect the people from capitalism corrupting effect.
The general idea of the North Korean hairstyles is the 1980s, therefore many young generations think that the styles are way too old fashioned for today. For the male, there would be no long hair, spikes, buzz cuts, or fringes as the official guide. Younger men should even get their hair cut every 15 days. For woman who has been married shorter hair would be okay. On the other hand, unmarried women should keep their long hair as of the official North Korean hairstyles.