My sister tells me her ultra-frum married Persian grad school housemate does not cover her hair and that this is their minhag. Can someone confirm this tradition and if so what are the outer signs (if any) of Persian Jewish women's tznius?
I was under the impression for scriptural reasons (eg the hair aspect of Yifas Toar a desired female captive of war) that hair (and subsequent covering) was an integral part of a woman with respect to beauty and hence modesty.
Edit: User sam closed the question for me in the comments Heter for not Covering Hair
See especially the Ben Ish Hai and women's head covering http://text.rcarabbis.org/the-ben-ish-hai-and-women%E2%80%99s-hair-covering-an-interesting-case-of-censorship-by-jacob-sasson/