Hues of orange are the new grey for Bangladesh beards

Facial hair of sunset tones is now the go-to look for older men wanting to take off the years in Bangladesh. Photo: AFP
Previously, afficionados created the dye by crushing henna leaves to form a paste. Photo: AFP
Orange hair is everywhere, thanks to the popularity of the coloured dye produced by the flowering henna plant. Photo: AFP
Orange hair — whether it’s beards, moustaches or on heads — is everywhere. Photo: AFP
The growing number of henna beards is a sign of Muslim fervour in Bangladeshu society, according to a Dhaka university professor. Photo

From shades of startling red to hues of vivid tangerine, brightly coloured beards have become a fashion statement on the streets of Bangladesh capital Dhaka.

This post was last modified on October 21, 2019 5:26 pm

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