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Hanoi Barber Offers Free Presidential Hairdos in Honor of Trump-Kim Summit

Tuan Duong Beauty Academy, a barbershop in Hanoi, is offering the courtesy to patrons who opt for the iconic hairstyles of either leader in anticipation of their arrival in Vietnam's capital next week.

Reuters has reported that whether you want US President Donald Trump's "furrowed wake that a speedboat would leave on a lake of orange sherbet" or Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un's self-styled and personally dubbed "The Youth" or "The Ambition," you can have it in time for next week's summit free of cost. The shop's promotion runs until February 28 for those who are keen on making a "historic" transformation.

The shop's owner, Le Tuan Duong, told the wire service: "I was doing this for fun only but was surprised at how people have responded." He added that he lost two uncles in the war with America, and shared: "I love peace. I hate war so much. So many people in my family have died, so I support this summit very much.”

So far patrons include 66-year-old Le Phuc Hai who said the Trump do fits his age and he is comforted that Duong will return it to normal whenever he'd like. Nine-year-old To Gia Huy went for the Kim look and proudly boasted that none of his classmates would be able to pull it off because “no one in my class is as fat as me.”

Officials from neither nation have commented on the promotion (one would hope they have better things to be doing like playing golf and eating omelets), however in 2014, North Korean officials at the London embassy complained about a nearby shop's use of their Supreme Leader's hairstyle in an ad demonstrating "bad hair days."

[Photo by Kham for Reuters]

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