Beauty parlours have been mushrooming in almost all the cities of our country. The women-folk have always been obsessed by the thought that they should be lovely or at least they should appear to be pleasing to the eyes of the beholder. The lucrative business of beauty parlours is in full swing nowadays in our part of the world. One can come across these beauty shops in narrow streets, posh areas, chic hotels and strangely in vocational centers where the women are meant only to be imparted with the skills of cutting and sewing. I have no authority to be against the beauty parlours but one thing that grieves my heart is that there are some beauty saloons where men are performing the job of beauticians. Even in western countries, women usually give beauty treatment to the face and body of a woman desirous to look beautiful. It seems that we have surpassed west in liberty. It does not behoves a woman to have a pedicure or manicure from a man beautician. Is not it against our social and Islamic values that a woman's face be cleaned by the hands of a man beautician who uses different creams and cosmetics to improve the quality of a woman's skin. MUBUSHAR ALI SULEHRIA, Wah Cantt, October 15.