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Lebanese women feel inner beauty not enough

Beauty standards in Lebanon have increased pressure on women and men alike, from all ages, to undergo cosmetic surgeries and other forms of enhancement.
Sally Greige (C), 24, poses for photos after being  crowned Miss Lebanon 2014 in Beirut on October 5, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ANWAR AMRO        (Photo credit should read ANWAR AMRO/AFP/Getty Images)

In any given neighborhood in Lebanon’s capital, multiple beauty salons offer an array of services. In Salon Hanadi, one of the plethora of small beauty parlors in its area, a group of women discussed the pressure they feel to be beautiful.

Salon owner Hanadi Syala joined the conversation between two women about why they need frequent appointments with the scissors, syringe or even the knife to look good. Syala has been working as a hairdresser for 17 years, and the 42-year-old said things have changed drastically since she started.

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