4. Kim Jong Il

North Korean despot <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007555" title="Kim Jong Il" href="/topic/politics/government/heads-of-state/kim-jong-il-PEPLT007555.topic">Kim Jong Il</a> is known for his bouffant, but he hates long hair on other men. He ordered followers in 2005 to keep their hair shorter than 5 centimeters (2 inches). The dictum came in a television campaign, titled "Let's Trim Our Hair According to the Socialist Lifestyle," that depicted long hair as a stinky indulgence that left the brain starved for oxygen.

( KCNA, AFP/Getty Images / May 7, 2013 )

North Korean despot Kim Jong Il is known for his bouffant, but he hates long hair on other men. He ordered followers in 2005 to keep their hair shorter than 5 centimeters (2 inches). The dictum came in a television campaign, titled "Let's Trim Our Hair According to the Socialist Lifestyle," that depicted long hair as a stinky indulgence that left the brain starved for oxygen.

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