Politics and fashion can get hairy when you live in an Islamic state. Everyone is aware that the Taliban force Afghans to wear beards and now Iran is going official with its coif choices.
Later this month, the country will parade its Islamic beauty codes in a "Modesty and Veil Festival". No doubt this will promote unprecedented fashion horrors for the oppressed women in their land- I won't get into the veil and burqa part of this because it will only make me tremendously angry. But the country's official hair police will release the only "acceptable" haircuts for the men.
In Iran's definition of "liberal" they no longer require a Taliban-esque beard to symbolize religious obedience and may even allow some hair gel. No long hair is allowed under the Ministry of Guidance's rules.
Please, Middle Eastern States and fanatical Religious leaders, heed this. Give it up.
It is my belief that NO religious book can govern the fashion of people unless, of course, that particular book is the fashion bible called "Vogue".