Jamie Pashagumskum

In photos: Hair Junkie salon chops gendered prices

By Julia Paulson, Jaimie Pashagumskum, and David Sagolj

Fady Assaad’s hair shop is ushering in a new wave of clients: ones who say they care about hair equality. The Laurier Avenue shop is the first one in Ottawa to eliminate gender in its pricing policy. Instead customers pay based on time and hair length. Assaad says he made the change on Sept. 1 because it was the right thing to do. “It wasn’t a business decision,” says Assaad, “it was a logical one.”

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