South West Londoner
A woman was refused service in two London barbers this month and she’s not the only person with this experience.
When actor Georgia Frost sought out a haircut before a performance at the Lyric Hammersmith she was turned away, despite only asking for a traditional short back and sides haircut.
The Equalities Act 2010 says that service providers should not discriminate based on gender, but unisex barbers are a rarity in the UK.
This means women with short hair will often pay much higher prices for a haircut than a man with the same length hair.
Michaela, 23, said: “I went to a barbers once to ask about buzzing my hair as there was a big sign outside, but they said no because of me being female.”