Iran banned spiky and unorthodox nature of hairstyles saying that they imply the worship of devil.
The modern day haircuts have become fashionable among all categories of Iranian youths but authorities look at them as not being in accordance with Islamic values, copied from the West.
Mustafa Govahi, the head of Iran’s Barbers Union is cited by ISNA news agency as saying that “Devil worshipping hairstyles are now forbidden.”
He says those barbers who continue “devil shipping” haircuts in their shops will lose their licences and or violate the Islamic system’s regulations they will be dealt with in accordance to the law.
“Any shop that cuts hair in the devil worshipping style will be harshly dealt with and their licence revoked,” he is quoted as saying.
Officials say Tattoos, plucking of eyebrows and solarium treatments have also been outlawed and violation in these regards will also not be accepted.
Mustafa Govahi accused some barbers for offering the jagged haircuts but he said those are “not licenced” and will be dealt with in according to the Islamic system’s regulations.