Equality Of Haircut Pricing Challenged

Published January 25, 2013

The Centre for Gender Equality believes that men and women should be charged the same price for haircuts.
Danish authorities recently ruled that charging women more for haircuts than men is a violation of the country’s gender equality laws. Kristín Ástgeirsdóttir, the Director of the Centre for Gender Equality, believes that the subject deserves closer examination in Iceland as well, RÚV reports.
“It costs a lot to get a haircut,” Kristín said. “Not least of all for us women. You could say it’s something that affects our daily lives. I think it’s a given to look into this.”
Jón Aðalsteinn Sveinsson, the Director of the Hairdresser Masters’ Society, had objections to the idea.
“Women usually have more hair than men,” he said. “It has always taken less time to cut a man’s hair than a woman’s hair.”
When it was pointed out that these days men can also have long hair, he agreed, saying, “Maybe it’s a question of whether to charge by the time it takes. To be like a taxi driver, and set the meter running [when the haircut begins].”



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