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Iran declares war on mullets, ponytails for men; approves of hair gel and Elvis ‘dos

By idaflo | July 5th, 2010 | No Comments » 

Several possibilities here….
1) “Dos” that Don’t make the cut
2) MacGyver bigotry surfaces in Iran – first they came for the mullets…
3) Don’t take a bullet for your mullet
4) What on earth are “eighties-era floppy fringes”?

Iranian standing before photos of forbidden hairstylesBy Xeni Jardin at

Iran’s ministry of culture has released a catalog of government-approved hair styles, in an effort to eliminate the menace of “decadent Western cuts.” According to the Islamic Republic News Agency, forbidden ‘dos include ponytails, mullets and spiky hair. But styles resembling those of Elvis Presley, Simon Cowell, or eighties-era floppy fringes are totally fine. Also, hair gel in moderation is acceptable. With the exception of goatees, facial hair is frowned upon….(continue reading here)

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