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Wellington Hairdresser on pricing for men and women: 'It's not about gender'

Publish Date
Fri, 28 Jan 2022, 2:08pm
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Wellington Hairdresser on pricing for men and women: 'It's not about gender'

Publish Date
Fri, 28 Jan 2022, 2:08pm

A Christchurch hairdressing has given gendered pricing the chop.

Women often pay more to have their hair styled, and RU&CO hair salon said the decision fits with their inclusive values. 

"We feel the old way isn't fair anymore. Why should women pay more for the same service as a male?" RU&CO hair salon's Jordan James told Newstalk ZB. 

But a Wellington hair salon, Calibre Salon, says pricing is not based on gender, but rather time spent with the client. 

Salon owner Craig Stinson told Wellington Morning's host Nick Mills "with a woman you generally spend more time on them."

Listen to the full interview.