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After the ICE' case in Mosul flock of men - and women - to skjønnhetssalongene
the FILL your LIPS: An iraqi woman is in a beauty shop in Mosul to get bigger lips. Photo. Zaid Al-Obeidi / Afp / Scanpix Show more

in the Summer of 2014 surprised terrorgruppa IS a whole world when they took over the control of the iraqi millionbyen Mosul, so as to establish - and expand - what they saw as their own islamic state. Mosul was, together with the syrian city of Raqqa, the IS' headquarters.

It didn't take long before the ICE' created a religious police, which relatively quickly introduced strict clothing and skjeggkoder for the citizens. Women had to go in solid black, from head to toe, while men had to take long beard.

the City fell like a plane without engine Hårimplantasjon

beauty salons were closed, and plastic surgery was seen as something criminal, writes news agency AFP. ICE controlled the city for three years.

Now, many of Mosuls inhabitants moved back to the city. Several of them take the opportunity to visit the city's re-opened beauty salons. Men are the ones who use them most, according to AFP.

FACIAL: the Influx of customers is great at skjønnhetssalongene in Mosul. Photo: Zaid Al-Obeidi / Afp / Scanpix Show more

One of them is Raji Najib. He is syrian, but lives in Mosul. He visited a clinic to get more hair on the parts of the head where he has lost hair.

they told me that They had modern equipment, the nurses were great and the prices were good, " says 40-year-old Najib to AFPs sent.

Cheap and good

In Mosul, a hårimplantasjon cost around 800 dollars, including follow-up after surgery. This should be cheap: Just 90 kilometers away, in the member-iraqi city of Erbil - and in Turkey - the cost of the same operation at least 1200 dollars.

Why go to other places when it is good here? Says Najib to the agency.

Since iraqi security forces took back control of Mosul last summer, has the beauty industry in the city had a resurgence. Five skjønnhetsklinikker is opened in the last eighteen months.

the Lounges are struggling with the huge influx of customers, according to the AFP. And the vast majority of those who want treatment, are men. the

Hårimplantasjon and botox treatments are just some of the new offer in the city, and clinics have an opportunity for a bright future:

People have a lot of hair - and skin-problems due to stress and pollution as Mosuls residents experienced. Both under the ICE, but also during the fighting between regjeringssoldatene and ICE cream, " says beauty agent Alia Adnan to AFP.

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