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Iran, Hair Police


©Travis Beard / Argusphotography

In the past Iranian women were the target of the "fashion police". now men are being targeted too for their western style hairstyles. most are told to go home and change their hair, but the unlucky few are arrested, fined and even sometimes imprisoned. 1000 word article available


 

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©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank..Hussan is a student of medecine, his girlfriend suggested he change his hairstyle to keep up with the other boys. he held out as long as possible for fear of punishment from family..In the past Iranian women were the target of the "fashion police". now men are being targetted too for their western style haristyles. most are told to go home and chage their hair, but the unlucky few are arrested, fined and even sometimes imprisoned..

Tehran, Iran, islamic republic of - 00/06/2007

Oral permission has been given by all subject in this image

 

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©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank..boys on the streets of tehran parade ther new hairstyles. Spikey gel soaked 80's cuts. In the past Iranian women were the target of the "fashion police". now men are being targetted too for their western style haristyles. most are told to go home and chage their hair, but the unlucky few are arrested, fined and even sometimes imprisoned..

Tehran, Iran, islamic republic of - 00/06/2007

Oral permission has been given by all subject in this image

 

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©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank..boys on the streets of tehran parade ther new hairstyles. Spikey gel soaked 80's cuts. In the past Iranian women were the target of the "fashion police". now men are being targetted too for their western style haristyles. most are told to go home and chage their hair, but the unlucky few are arrested, fined and even sometimes imprisoned..

Tehran, Iran, islamic republic of - 00/06/2007

Oral permission has been given by all subject in this image

 

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©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank..boys on the streets of tehran parade ther new hairstyles. Spikey gel soaked 80's cuts. In the past Iranian women were the target of the "fashion police". now men are being targetted too for their western style haristyles. most are told to go home and chage their hair, but the unlucky few are arrested, fined and even sometimes imprisoned..

Tehran, Iran, islamic republic of - 00/06/2007

Oral permission has been given by all subject in this image

 

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©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank..youth from all over tehran flock to the golestan shopping mall to get their hari styled, hang out and talk about the latest styles. the centre is patrolled by security who police the interaction between boys and girls. meaning no interaction..In the past Iranian women were the target of the "fashion police". now men are being targetted too for their western style haristyles. most are told to go home and chage their hair, but the unlucky few are arrested, fined and even sometimes imprisoned..

Tehran, Iran, islamic republic of - 00/06/2007

Oral permission has been given by all subject in this image

 

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©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank..youth from all over tehran flock to the golestan shopping mall to get their hari styled, hang out and talk about the latest styles. the centre is patrolled by security who police the interaction between boys and girls. meaning no interaction..In the past Iranian women were the target of the "fashion police". now men are being targetted too for their western style haristyles. most are told to go home and chage their hair, but the unlucky few are arrested, fined and even sometimes imprisoned..

Tehran, Iran, islamic republic of - 00/06/2007

Oral permission has been given by all subject in this image

 

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©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank..Salon stylist "Rodni" has been documneting his best creations (before and after). He is planning to launch his web site later this year..In the past Iranian women were the target of the "fashion police". now men are being targetted too for their western style haristyles. most are told to go home and chage their hair, but the unlucky few are arrested, fined and even sometimes imprisoned..

Tehran, Iran, islamic republic of - 00/06/2007

Oral permission has been given by all subject in this image

 

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©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank..Salon stylist "Rodni" has been documneting his best creations (before and after). He is planning to launch his web site later this year..In the past Iranian women were the target of the "fashion police". now men are being targetted too for their western style haristyles. most are told to go home and chage their hair, but the unlucky few are arrested, fined and even sometimes imprisoned..

Tehran, Iran, islamic republic of - 00/06/2007

Oral permission has been given by all subject in this image

 

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©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank..Salon stylist "Rodni" has been documneting his best creations (before and after). He is planning to launch his web site later this year..In the past Iranian women were the target of the "fashion police". now men are being targetted too for their western style haristyles. most are told to go home and chage their hair, but the unlucky few are arrested, fined and even sometimes imprisoned..

Tehran, Iran, islamic republic of - 00/06/2007

Oral permission has been given by all subject in this image

 

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©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank..Hussan is a student of medecine, his girlfriend suggested he change his hairstyle to keep up with the other boys. he held out as long as possible for fear of punishment from family..In the past Iranian women were the target of the "fashion police". now men are being targetted too for their western style haristyles. most are told to go home and chage their hair, but the unlucky few are arrested, fined and even sometimes imprisoned..

Tehran, Iran, islamic republic of - 00/06/2007

Oral permission has been given by all subject in this image

 

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©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank..These governments posters are distributed to all shopping centres, schools and public places. They display moral messages about dress code, drug and alcohol abuse, smoking cigarettes and music. .In the past Iranian women were the target of the "fashion police". now men are being targetted too for their western style haristyles. most are told to go home and chage their hair, but the unlucky few are arrested, fined and even sometimes imprisoned..

Tehran, Iran, islamic republic of - 00/06/2007

Oral permission has been given by all subject in this image

 

Travis Beard / Argus / Picturetank BET0151697

©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank..youth from all over tehran flock to the golestan shopping mall to get their hari styled, hang out and talk about the latest styles. the centre is patrolled by security who police the interaction between boys and girls. meaning no interaction..In the past Iranian women were the target of the "fashion police". now men are being targetted too for their western style haristyles. most are told to go home and chage their hair, but the unlucky few are arrested, fined and even sometimes imprisoned..

Tehran, Iran, islamic republic of - 00/06/2007

Oral permission has been given by all subject in this image

 

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©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank..Hussan is a student of medecine, his girlfriend suggested he change his hairstyle to keep up with the other boys. he held out as long as possible for fear of punishment from family..In the past Iranian women were the target of the "fashion police". now men are being targetted too for their western style haristyles. most are told to go home and chage their hair, but the unlucky few are arrested, fined and even sometimes imprisoned..

Tehran, Iran, islamic republic of - 00/06/2007

Oral permission has been given by all subject in this image

 

Travis Beard / Argus / Picturetank BET0151702

©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank..In the 2007 the conservative government initiated a a crackdown on mens hairstyles and fashion. They use the Basij (religious police) to patrol the streets of tehran. .In the past Iranian women were the target of the "fashion police". now men are being targetted too for their western style haristyles. most are told to go home and chage their hair, but the unlucky few are arrested, fined and even sometimes imprisoned..

Tehran, Iran, islamic republic of - 00/06/2007

Oral permission has been given by all subject in this image

 

Travis Beard / Argus / Picturetank BET0151701

©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank..Salon stylist "Rodni" has been documneting his best creations (before and after). He is planning to launch his web site later this year..In the past Iranian women were the target of the "fashion police". now men are being targetted too for their western style haristyles. most are told to go home and chage their hair, but the unlucky few are arrested, fined and even sometimes imprisoned..

Tehran, Iran, islamic republic of - 00/06/2007

Oral permission has been given by all subject in this image

 

Travis Beard / Argus / Picturetank BET0151704

©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank..boys on the streets of tehran parade ther new hairstyles. Spikey gel soaked 80's cuts. In the past Iranian women were the target of the "fashion police". now men are being targetted too for their western style haristyles. most are told to go home and chage their hair, but the unlucky few are arrested, fined and even sometimes imprisoned..

Tehran, Iran, islamic republic of - 00/06/2007

Oral permission has been given by all subject in this image

 

Travis Beard / Argus / Picturetank BET0151710

©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank..Hussan is a student of medecine, his girlfriend suggested he change his hairstyle to keep up with the other boys. he held out as long as possible for fear of punishment from family..In the past Iranian women were the target of the "fashion police". now men are being targetted too for their western style haristyles. most are told to go home and chage their hair, but the unlucky few are arrested, fined and even sometimes imprisoned..

Tehran, Iran, islamic republic of - 01/06/2007

Oral permission has been given by all subject in this image

 

Travis Beard / Argus / Picturetank BET0151708

©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank..These governments posters are distributed to all shopping centres, schools and public places. They display moral messages about dress code, drug and alcohol abuse, smoking cigarettes and music. .In the past Iranian women were the target of the "fashion police". now men are being targetted too for their western style haristyles. most are told to go home and chage their hair, but the unlucky few are arrested, fined and even sometimes imprisoned..

Tehran, Iran, islamic republic of - 00/06/2007

Oral permission has been given by all subject in this image



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