The two-block hairstyle: blocked in some schools. Photo: SCMP PicturesThe two-block hairstyle: blocked in some schools. Photo: SCMP Pictures
The two-block hairstyle: blocked in some schools. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Why have some Japanese schools banned the ‘two-block’ haircut?

  • It’s favoured by actors, baseball players, singers and bears more than a passing resemblance to the emperor’s hairstyle, so why the fuss?
  • The head of Tokyo’s education board says the long and short of it is the style has been linked to ‘incidents’ and ‘accidents’

Topic |   Japan
The two-block hairstyle: blocked in some schools. Photo: SCMP PicturesThe two-block hairstyle: blocked in some schools. Photo: SCMP Pictures
The two-block hairstyle: blocked in some schools. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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