This Irish salon has introduced gender neutral hairdressing
on May 15th, 2017
The magazine Evoke.ie where you can find the latest in Irish news, showbiz, fashion, food, beauty, entertainment, events and celebrity gossip, talks about our salon member RoCo Salon that introduced gender neutral hairdressing.
No matter if you’re male or female, have long hair or short hair, the reality is that men rarely spend as much at the hairdressers as women do. Gender pricing is just another one of those things that leave women with a lot less money in their purse, even if they’re rocking a badass buzz cut. With hair trends dictating that man buns are fashionable, while girls go shorter and shorter like Cara Delevingne, we can’t help but question how fair the pricing rule is.
And we’re clearly not alone because one hair salon in Derry has decided to do something about it. A unisex salon based in Co. Derry called Roco has decided to shirk the traditional to charge women more and introduced genderless pricing a few weeks ago. The salon, which opened its doors in November 2011, felt it was unfair to charge according to your gender and have instead adopted a pricing scale based on how long their client’s hair is.
Speaking to the DailyEdge.ie, a spokesperson for Roco salon said: ‘We believe that the common practice of pricing based on men or women is outdated.’ Why should a lady with short hair pay any more than a man with short hair? Or a man with long hair pay less than a woman with long hair? ‘We can see the latest trends turning towards women with shorter styles and more daring looks and believe our new price menu reflects the upcoming trends.’
The salon now offers two new styling options – ‘Extreme short wash cut and style’ and a ‘regular wash cut and style’ with prices ranging between €35 to €55 depending on the length of hair. That’s another issue ticked off the equality ‘to do’ list.
Article from evoke.ie, written by Niamh Campbell.