School controversially bans 'Meet me at McDonald's' haircut

A UK school has controversially prohibited its students from sporting a hairstyle known as the 'Meet me at McDonald's' cut.

The style is reportedly very popular in Norfolk, where Great Yarmouth Charter Academy is based, and has become "a problem" for the school's appearance standards.

That's according to headmaster Barry Smith, who has also described the 1980s-esque haircut, which features a deliberately messy and floppy hair on top with a short back and sides, as "unsuitable for school".

It's not known where the 'Meet me at McDonald's' name came from.
It's not known where the 'Meet me at McDonald's' name came from. Photo credit: Getty

Parents have called his high standards "ridiculous" and "a joke", questioning how hairstyle affects children's learning.

Parents have been left unhappy by Mr Smith's letter.
Parents have been left unhappy by Mr Smith's letter. Photo credit: Facebook

It's not known where the hairstyle's 'Meet me at McDonald's' label came from, but it's just one of seven styles that has been labelled unacceptable by Mr Smith in a letter sent to parents.

They include:

  • Noticeably longer tops that are not layered in and combined with sharply contrasting sides and back.
  • Variations on the style often known as ‘Meet me at McDonald's’
  • Overgrown, heavy fringes brushed forward onto the face
  • High top styles of excessive height
  • Shaven parting lines
  • Hair that is teased to give excessive height
  • Any variation on a Mohican style.

Mr Smith has warned that any student attempting to attend school next week will be sent home or "placed in isolation until their hair is restyled".

It's not known if the media attention the school has received will result in a more lenient stance.

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