It’s long been known that men’s haircuts are less expensive than women’s.
But, a hair salon in Ottawa is about to change all that!
A little riddle from Hair Junkie: Client ‘A’ has long hair and pays $40 for a haircut, while Client ‘B’ has short hair and pays $70 for a haircut. Client ‘A’s haircut takes 20 minutes longer, but Client ‘B’ still pays $30 more. Makes no sense, right? Have you figured it out? Of course you have. Client ‘B’ is a WOMAN! You’re smart, you! So why is it that a female with short hair pays more for a haircut than a male with long? The answer to THAT riddle is easily found in history, which reveals that since the first day human beings stopped thinking of their hair as just an extra layer of insulation, and instead, a way of adorning themselves for pleasure, ritual and attraction, a woman’s hair has been, well… complicated. Complicated as in Pompadour, Gibson Girl, Finger Waves, Roller Sets, Up Do’s, LIFE CONSUMING complicated! Are you following me? But times have changed. It’s some easy math that shows these numbers don’t add up, and Hair Junkie is about to apply a FIX which is long overdue. Gender Neutral Pricing is about to hit our salon floor! You pay for the time and products we use for your service and if that time is the same as the MAN or WOMAN in the next chair, then it will cost you the same price! Of course if you want a labour intensive Up Do, (or anything at all) we still do that too~! Prices are transparent. Prices are fair. Prices are neutral because Hair has NO gender! We are SO PROUD to be initiating this policy at Hair Junkie and we could think of no better occasion than our annual celebration of diversity and equality; so on August 27th, PRIDE DAY in Ottawa, we will officially introduce the inclusive, equal system that is gender neutral pricing!
Hair Junkies aren’t the first salon to go gender neutral with their prices, and hopefully it won’t be the last. Maybe more things will be gender neutral soon. At least, I hope so!!