Approved Islamic Haircuts For Men

Photo: Reuters

Photo: Reuters

Government mandated haircuts? Sheesh! Via Reuters:

Women in Iran must cover their hair in public to comply with Sharia law, and men, too, are expected to have modest haircuts — but what exactly does that entail?

A new set of hairstyles has gone on display aiming to guide barbers and their customers away from the temptations of decadent western coiffures.

“We don’t have a backward attitude. We are trying to present new hairstyles while preserving tradition and observing Iranian culture,” said Jaleh Khodayar, secretary of the Hijab (Islamic dress) and Chastity Festival where the approved haircuts will go on display.

“This is how we will fight back against the Western cultural invasion,” she said, according to the semi-official ILNA news agency.

Photographs of the new styles shown to the media include a variety of cuts for curly or straight hair. None are long, but several have elements of style, including long sideburns and, in one instance, a quiff reminiscent of a 1960s Elvis Presley…

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  • Conniedobbs

    Yes, Iran has made its biggest contribution to the field of Human Rights since the Islamic revolution – something all countries should follow suit on! And by this praise, I'm explicitly referring to the ban of the mullet.

  • Namelesswon

    omg, with an over saturation of hair salons (in London at least) this could definitely fill the gap in the market the Hair Industry needs plugging. I can see it now, adverts with women in multi coloured ninja costumes making “come to pray” eyes and dudes in slacks and shirts with stubble cocking their head with the latest Iranian hair sensation. “Hair by Government”…Hhmm

    ATTENTION NICKY CLARKE, fREIDA, Schwartzkopf, Salon Selctives, Tony and Guy et al. I AM COPYWRITING THIS BITCH SO ANY HAIR PRODUCTS, STYLES, NEW SOHO/SHOREDITCH BASED QUIRKY BOUTIQUE SALONS, TWO IN ONE SHAMPOOS AND CONDITIONERS PRODUCTS WITH IRANIAN HAIR THEMES ETC ARE COMING THROUGH ME.

  • Namelesswon

    omg, with an over saturation of hair salons (in London at least) this could definitely fill the gap in the market the Hair Industry needs plugging. I can see it now, adverts with women in multi coloured ninja costumes making “come to pray” eyes and dudes in slacks and shirts with stubble cocking their head with the latest Iranian hair sensation. “Hair by Government”…Hhmm

    ATTENTION NICKY CLARKE, fREIDA, Schwartzkopf, Salon Selctives, Tony and Guy et al. I AM COPYWRITING THIS BITCH SO ANY HAIR PRODUCTS, STYLES, NEW SOHO/SHOREDITCH BASED QUIRKY BOUTIQUE SALONS, TWO IN ONE SHAMPOOS AND CONDITIONERS PRODUCTS WITH IRANIAN HAIR THEMES ETC ARE COMING THROUGH ME.

  • Namelesswon

    omg, with an over saturation of hair salons (in London at least) this could definitely fill the gap in the market the Hair Industry needs plugging. I can see it now, adverts with women in multi coloured ninja costumes making “come to pray” eyes and dudes in slacks and shirts with stubble cocking their head with the latest Iranian hair sensation. “Hair by Government”…Hhmm

    ATTENTION NICKY CLARKE, fREIDA, Schwartzkopf, Salon Selctives, Tony and Guy et al. I AM COPYWRITING THIS BITCH SO ANY HAIR PRODUCTS, STYLES, NEW SOHO/SHOREDITCH BASED QUIRKY BOUTIQUE SALONS, TWO IN ONE SHAMPOOS AND CONDITIONERS PRODUCTS WITH IRANIAN HAIR THEMES ETC ARE COMING THROUGH ME.