Commenter Brian on the Open Thread posted a link to Korea Beat translation of a story from the Hankyorehon some schools requiring students with naturally brown or curly hair to show proof that these features are natural and carry special IDs, called 자연머리 확인증, or Confirmation of Natural Hair.
Recently schools have been requiring students with naturally colored or curly hair to obtain proof. Students with naturally-colored hair must get confirmation form their parents and teacher and keep the proof with them when they go to school. A large number of schools in Seoul, including Ilshin girls’ High School, Gyeonggi Girls’ High School, Daewon Girls’ High School, Dongmyeong Girls’ High School, and Seomun Girls’ High School, issue the ID cards.
The Hankyoreh story at Daum shows an image of a special ID for a girl with naturally brown hair. Is this for real?