100 Years of Iranian Beauty, Condensed Into a One-Minute Video

From the natural look of the 1910s through the 50’s pin-back hair, to the colorful semi-covered veils of the 2000s, this video illustrates 100 years of Iranian beauty, embodied in a single woman who alters her make up and hair style to match every decade.

Produced by Cut video, the one-minute timelapse outstandingly portrays the dramatic cultural and political changes that Persia underwent in the last 10 decades, including the outlawing of hijab by Reza Shah Pahlavi in the 1930s and the voluminous hair styles that dominated female beauty standards until the 1979 revolution, when the veil was introduced again.

For more information: Check out other videos at Cut Video’s website and Facebook page.



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Valentina Primo

Journalist, globetrotter, and determined idealist. Since Valentina left her home country of Argentina, she has searched for ways to build bridges between cultures and foster dialogue. Her previous work in international organizations in Italy and Germany fed her passion for the world of development, while her 8-year journalistic experience in Argentina and Egypt increased her curiosity for everything that challenges the stereotype. She holds a BA in Journalism and a Masters in Peace Studies with a specialization in Human Rights.

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