The dangerous scourge of 'un-Islamic' barber shops in Iran has finally come to an end. Breitbart reports that over the past 15 days, more than a dozen barber shops that offer "unconventional Western hair styles" have been shuttered.
A religious police commander, one Mohammad Ali Najafi, stated that eyebrow-plucking for men and "deviant Western styles" had been banned. In adddition, "eleven women's beauty saloons [sic] were also shut down for... violations such as tattooing, which is banned by a health ministry directive." Long hair, spiked or gelled styles for men have "long angered Iran's religious conservatives."
In July, religious authorities also began a renewed campaign against women with skimpy headscarves or tight-fitting clothing.