July 9, 2010

Your Turn: Iranian Revolution Coming to a Head



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.

— From “Iran government issues style guide for men’s hair” (Telegraph)

There are only a few images in circulation showing the new guidelines for male hairstyles approved by the Iranian Ministry and Culture set to be unveiled (so to speak) at the “Modesty and Veil Festival” later this summer.  I’m interested in how you read these cuts — and the models.

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