I am not sure what Iranian westies and assorted bogans will be asking for at the hair dresser, but it just goes to show how dangerous a theocracy is when it puts it mind to it.
In an attempt to rid the country of “decadent Western cuts”, Iran’s culture ministry has produced a catalogue of haircuts that meet government approval.
Several barber shops have reportedly been shut down and penalised in recent years for offering Western-style haircuts.
The list of banned styles includes ponytails, mullets and elaborate spikes. However,quiffs appear to be acceptable, as are fashioning one’s hair in the style of Simon Cowell or cultivating a 1980s-style floppy fringe.
Most of the models are clean-shaven although one picture features a man with a goatee beard, previously frowned upon by Iran’s conservative clerics. Using hair gel is also within the law, albeit in modest quantities.
The “journal of Iranian hairstyles approved by the ministry of [culture and Islamic] guidance” was previewed at a government-approved hairdressing show in Tehran.
The pictures were reminiscent of those gracing barber shop windows across Britain.
“The proposed styles are inspired by Iranians’ complexion, culture and religion, and Islamic law,” said Jaleh Khodayar, who is in charge of a Modesty and Veil Festival later this month at which the guide will be promoted.
“We are happy that the Islamic republic of Iran’s government has backed us in designing these hairstyles.”
I didn’t see Dpf’s cut anywhere there either