The Telegraph is reporting:
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.
This is apparently good news to those aspiring Iranian Simon Cowell types, as long as the hair gel use is kept to a minimum. But bad news for any Iranians who take their hair fashion cues from Jimmy Buffet.
“Guidelines” have been published establishing what is officially permitted in coiffeurs and what is verboten, or in the words of a spokesman:
“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.”
So it seems that the western right of freedom of expression and backwoods inbreeding and virility, the mullet, is off the table, or more accurately off the head in Iran.
In even better news out of Iran, it seems the Iranians have figured out how to eliminate earthquakes, as also reported in the Telegraph:
Earlier this year, an Iranian cleric claimed women who wear revealing clothes cause natural disasters. Hojjat ol-eslam Kazem Sediqi, a prayer leader in Tehran, said: “Many women who do not dress modestly lead young men astray and spread adultery in society, which increases earthquakes.”
You gotta hand it to those Iranian Modesty Police, not only do they shield our impressionable eyes from the horror of looking at the face of a woman, they are keeping all of the buildings standing.