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

Hairdressers understandably concerned


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