London salon M&M Hair Academy has been visited by North Korean officials to question why it had used their leader Kim Jong-un’s picture in a poster offering haircuts.
The poster in M&M Hair Academy in South Ealing featured the words “Bad Hair Day?” below Kim Jong-un’s picture.
Barber Karim Nabbach said embassy officials were shown the door and the salon’s manager spoke to the police.
The Met Police said: “We have spoken to all parties involved and no offence has been disclosed.”
The salon put up the poster on April 9 and the next day two men claiming to be officials from the North Korean embassy visited the salon and demanded to meet the manager, Mo Nabbach.
M&M Hair Academy has been visited by North Korean officials to question why it had used their leader Kim Jong-un’s picture in a poster offering haircuts (photo M&M Hair Academy)
Karim Nabbach said: “We put up posters for an offer for men’s hair cuts through the month of April. Obviously in the current news there has been this story that North Korean men are only allowed one haircut.
“We didn’t realise but the North Korean embassy is a 10-minute walk from the salon. The next day we had North Korean officials pop into the salon asking to speak to the manager.
“He said <<listen this isn’t North Korea, this is England, we live in a democracy so I’m afraid you’re going to have to get out of my salon>>.”
The manager later informed the police about the visit by the North Koreans and he was told the embassy had also contacted officers.
“We haven’t had any trouble since then, if anything the poster has become a tourist attraction,” Karim Nabbach said.
Last month it was reported by Radio Free Asia that male university students in North Korea were now required to get the same haircut as Kim Jong-un’s.
Kim Kardashian was spotted sitting in a hair salon for a reported five hours yesterday.
The raven-locked reality star emerged after getting a snip (and presumably a few other indulgences), with glossy waves tumbling around her shoulders.
The marathon trip was par for the course for Kim Kardashian, however, being is known to keep herself perfectly primped and polished for the camera.
The 31-year-old multihyphenate was photographed sitting in a salon chair while a female stylist combed her finger’s through her freshly dried hair.
And while most would take the moment to tune the world out, it seemed Kim Kardashian was reluctant to relax, clinging to her iPhone and making sure it didn’t die out with a charger attached in a nearby socket.
Kim Kardashian was spotted sitting in a hair salon for a reported five hours
Kim Kardashian appeared to have had a pedicure as well, holding her feet up with tissue paper tucked between her toes to prevent the polish from sticking.
And her make-up was done in perfect detail – a lash of pink lipstick highlighting her pout, and enough black eyeliner to give her a smouldering gaze.
Walking out of the salon, Kim Kardashian was undeniably glowing, her skin and hair the main attraction in her safely all-black ensemble.
Not one to skimp on beauty treatments when out or at home, she carried a bag of Kevin Murphy products as she left the West Hollywood salon according to Splash News, whose photographers captured the reported five-hour beauty session.
Somewhat out of character, Kim Kardashian juggled her heels alongside her phone and handbag, hobbling to the car barefoot, lest she smudge her pedicure.
Kim Kardashian, who some might say is a modern-day bombshell, surely enjoyed the pampering session after an exhausting day on set for a recent fashion photoshoot.
One day before, Kim Kardashian likened herself to Sophia Loren as she tweeted an array of pictures of herself slipping into costume.
“I love playing dress up,” Kim Kardashian wrote on her Twitter page, with the accompanying snap of herself in a shimmering silver backless dress.
Earlier she posted a picture of herself puckering up her lips in front of the mirror, her hair, sans her usual extensions, coiffed into a bouffant style.
“Finding my inner Sophia Loren,” Kim Kardashian mused.