Liberia’s finance ministry says it will enforce a ban on its employees wearing coloured hair extensions or dying their hair.

The ban has been written into law since 2014 but is only being observed now.

Reports say the policy on barring female employees with colored and unnatural hairs from entering their offices began on October 1, 2018.

Accordingly, the Ministry said any employee, who violates this policy and that person is not allowed in office, that person’s salary would be reduced by the number of days she would choose not to come to work as that person not being in office would be treated as an unauthorized absence.

The MFDP employee handbook section 7.4 titled, “Personal Appearance,” line three states: “Unnatural colored hair (Green, Pink etc.) and extreme hairstyles such as spiked hair do not present an appropriate professional experience.”