Denmark

Denmark Board of Equal Treatment Says Haircuts for Men and Women Must Cost the Same

Hairdressers understandably concerned

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Denmark, which like its Nordic neighbours 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.

It ordered a salon advertising women's haircuts for 528 crowns—£59—and men's haircuts for 428 crowns—£48—plus an extra fee for long hair, to pay 2,500 crowns—£281- to a woman who had filed a complaint.

h/t Lauren Galik