Religious leaders in Iran have placed a ban on certain haircuts for fear they could promote homosexuality or devil worshipping.
Men in Iran will no longer be permitted to sport eccentric styles, such as spikey or feathered cuts under the new strict anti-Western rules.
The regime in the country previously banned ponytails and mullets but teenagers soon switched to floppy fringes and quiffs, which are apparently as gay as it gets.
Beauty treatments like tanning and hair removal have also been outlawed under the new orders.
Mostafa Govahi, the head of Iran’s barbers’ union, said:
Devil-worshipping hairstyles are forbidden. Any shop that cuts hair in the devil worshipping style will be harshly dealt with and their licence revoked. Tattoos, solarium treatments and plucking eyebrows are also forbidden.
Haircuts that show symbols or signs of devil worshippers or those adopted by homosexuals are banned. I won’t allow such wrongful western styles as long as I’m in this position.Advertisement
Barber shops cutting people’s hair in styles deemed unacceptable have been threatened with closure under the latest declaration which has a pretty fundamental misunderstanding of how homosexuality works.