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Iran issues "appropriate" hairstyles for men

07-08-2010 15:40 BJT

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An Iranian fashion organization has issued a new list of culturally appropriate haircuts for men. It would be the first attire rules for men after years of strict rules for women. XXX brings us more.

The Veil and Modesty Festival presented the hairstyles, but the Iranian Ministry of Culture has yet to officially adopt them. The organization says the styles will be modified for Iran's provinces due to regional culture concerns. Models will be displayed in barber shops for visibility.

Saman, Tehran Barber, said, "The hairstyles have got to be consistent with Iranian culture and styles, and be modern and up to date at the same time. Not too classic or old, and not a total following of European and Western styles which I am opposed to."

The move is the latest stage in Iran's annual modesty campaign which peaks at summer time, and is aimed at confronting what the country refers to as "Western cultural invasion". Clothing and hair styles have become a highly visible political statement in the country in recent years. Many young women test authorities by wearing shorter and tighter coverings, and some men push the boundaries with earrings.

Adel, Student, said, "These haircuts are not enough. They must be more and be more youth-oriented.I myself prefer to move on with fashion and do not like to look simple."

The fashion group said female hairstyles will be introduced in the future, and foreign exhibitions are scheduled in hopes of spreading the trend to other Muslim countries.


Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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