05/06/2015 03:07 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Iran Bans 'Homosexual' And 'Devil-Worshipping' Haircuts

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“Homosexual” and “devil worshipping” hairstyles have been banned in Iran, alongside tattoos, sunbed treatments and plucked eyebrows for men, which are all deemed un-Islamic.

The move – aimed at spiky cuts – follows a trend where, each summer, Iranian authorities get tough on men and women sporting clothing or hairdos seen as imitations of western lifestyles.