Denmark wants price of haircut for both men and women to be same
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Denmark, which prides itself on promoting equal treatment for men and women, has taken gender equality all the way to the beauty salon.
A ruling last month by Denmark's Board of Equal Treatment effectively stated that price differences between men's and women's haircuts were illegal, the Daily Mail reported.
It ordered a salon advertising women's haircuts for 528 crowns – 59 pounds - and men's haircuts for 428 crowns - 48 pounds - plus an extra fee for long hair, to pay 2,500 crowns – 281 pounds - to a woman who had filed a complaint.
Now, a trade organisation for hairdressers has called the decision absurd, saying it will become a nightmare to set prices for customers and warning of "pricing chaos".
"It takes, quite simply, longer time with women,"Connie Mikkelsen, chairwoman of the Danish organisation for independent hairdressers and cosmeticians said.
The board's decision has been appealed and a court will determine whether hairdressers need to find a new way to charge for their services, in the length of time, or the standard of the cut.
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