4. “Devil-Worshiping” Hair Styles
In Iran, dudes can’t go business in the front, party in the back. Mullets and other hairstyles were banned in 2010 in an attempt to rid the country of “un-Islamic” and “decadent” Western influence. Other styles that took the cut included the pony tail, and spiked hair.
The government even issued a style guide detailing appropriate cuts for men.
Plainclothes basij militia often deploy to malls to crackdown on potential violators. Even barbers who whip up these “homosexual” and “devil worshiping” hair styles could risk having their shops closed and barber licenses revoked.
The ban also extends to plucked eyebrows.