Skip to comments.Western-style Barbers Get the Chop in Iran
Posted on 08/24/2007 11:15:30 AM PDT by nuconvert
Western-style Barbers Get the Chop in Iran
August 24, 2007
Robert Tait in Tehran
Police in Tehran have closed two dozen barber shops and hairdressers in a fortnight in the latest phase of a "morals" crackdown aimed at enforcing Islamic dress codes among young Iranians.
The businesses were shut after being identified as purveyors of decadent "western" culture.
Eleven women's hair-stylists were told to stop trading for offering customers' tattoos. Tattooed eyebrows - in which the hair is shaved and replaced with elaborate patterns - are popular amongst many young Iranian women.
One women's salon was shut when authorities discovered one of its employees was a man, a crime under Iran's Islamic laws.
A further 13 barbers were closed for giving customers excessively eye-catching haircuts. Many young Iranian men wear their hair in a gelled-up bouffant that would look outlandish even in some western countries.
The closures were imposed by Amaken-e Omoomi, a police body for regulating businesses such as shops, restaurants and hotels, after it inspected more than 730 hairdressing establishments in Tehran.
They follow a concerted summer campaign to stamp out widespread flouting of Iran's Islamic dress code by younger age groups.
Since last May, thousands of women
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Another “cultural revolution” in the making.
So the Mullet Mullahs are on the rampage?
How would John Edwards handle living in Iran?
“How would John Edwards handle living in Iran?”
Leftists never seem to grasp that, should radical Islam win, they’re going to be the first to have their heads lopped off.
This is just as it was with the commies — they’d have been executed the first time they opened their big mouths. That is, about 10 seconds after the commies got here.
Doesn’t their leader have a western style haircut?
No more 'mono-brow'?
Tattooed eyebrows? I never heard of such a thing. Is this a common procedure here in America?
Well... what exactly is a “western style” haircut? Seems that there’s lots of haircuts given all over the world, and face it, they’re all just variations on a theme.
“Tattooed eyebrows? I never heard of such a thing. Is this a common procedure here in America?”
common? I don’t know but I do see it. Usually it’s shaved eyebrows with a line tatoo’d that mimics a thin eyebrow line. I haven’t seen any fancy patterns, except on men and then it usually takes up more space on the face than just the eyebrow