Iran Issues List of ‘Acceptable’ Hairstyle For Iranian Men

July 5, 2010

Iranian born actor Mehdi Moinzadeh, and what Iran would likely classify as improper hair.

Iran (ChattahBox) – In the latest laughable control push by the Iranian government, a morality agency is releasing a publication that guides men on hairstyles that are ‘appropriate’ for Islamic men, AFP reports.

Over the last decade, a number of barbers in Iran, and in Tehran in particular, have been shut down by government order. Their crime? Offering “decadent, Western hairstyles”.

Most who hear this would think it is some kind of ridiculous joke. But in a nation that regularly cracks down on veins that show too much hair, coats that hug the form, and too-low jeans, it is just the next step in the latest push for once against dominating an increasingly secular culture of youth.

“The proposed styles are inspired by Iranians’ complexion, culture and religion, and Islamic law,” female-tyrant Jaleh Khodayar, leader of the coming “Modesty and Veil Festival”, and creator of the publication, said.

“We are happy that the Islamic republic of Iran’s government has backed us in designing these hairstyles.”

The gist of the styles are clean cut, short trims. Most are standard styles that you would see on any buttoned up professional, with gel or combed naturally, and others are facsimiles of the Elvis look. Apparently, Elvis is outdated enough not to offend Allah.

Ponytails and long styles have been – pardon the pun – cut, and are officially considered unacceptable by the Iranian government.


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