Iran Clamps Down on 'Decadent' Haircuts Mullets, ponytails axed under new rules By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff Posted Jul 6, 2010 3:38 AM CDT 20 comments Comments Iranian barbers have been ordered to turn away clients seeking offending haircuts. (?kamshots) (Newser) – Mullets aren't just unfashionable, they're un-Islamic, according to the Iranian government. The country's culture ministry has produced a catalog of banned and approved haircuts. Ponytails and spikes aren't allowed, but quiffs and 80s-style floppy fringes appear to be fine, the Telegraph notes. Offenders can expect a hard time from Iran's fashion police, who have been known to haul people with the wrong haircuts to police stations for a quick trim and a fine.