The MW Salon has gone Gender Neutral
Our services, the timing, and pricing will now be based on your hair length, NOT your gender. So, instead of ‘Ladies Cuts’ and “Men’s Cuts’ it will be categorized by: Barbering, Short, Medium, and Long hair.
Short Cut: Hair length to your chin (ie. Pixies, and some mens cuts using shears)
Medium Cut: Hair length chin to shoulder.
Long Cut: Hair length past shoulders.
Barbering Cut: for hair where different barbering techniques are used (ie. Skin fades, clippers)
If you’re a client with us than you already know that our stylists work on a scale with different price points based on their level of experience. What was considered ‘Ladies Cut’ is now a ‘Medium Cut’ keeping it in the neutral zone. Depending on your hair length the price will go up or down $10*. What was considered ‘Men’s Cuts’ is now Barbering Cuts, priced the same.
We believe in salon inclusivity and in regards to that–we feel that making this change it aligns with
the goal of equality for all of our clientele. For example, Our pixie cut clients should not be paying more than some of our men that come in with long locks of hair and vice versa; the timing of your haircut should also be based on your hair length rather than assuming all men’s cuts take 30 minutes and women’s take an hour. In addition to that to support our LGBTQ+ clientele, removing the need to identify where the individual falls on the gender spectrum also provides an environment where all of our clients feel both comfortable in our salon and confident with their looks. This allows our stylists and anyone who comes in the freedom of expression and creativity free of judgment.
Gender Neutral pricing has been around for 5+ years starting in
the U.K and making its way over to the states. We are definitely not the first salon to initiate this change and hopefully not the last in this movement for salon inclusivity. With changing over software, and extensive research on other gender-neutral salons and their clients this felt like the right time to introduce our new services.
“Hair is vulnerability, hair is the way you’re perceived,” Hendricks said. -L.A. Times
Ultimately, this change was made to better serve YOU, our clients. As stated by Salon Director Lyndsey Mahy “Gender does not impact hairstyles anymore, hairstyles are completely genderless
as ladies can have short hair and men can have long hair. Everything goes these days. Anna Evans-Baye also said, “In my eyes, this is a small movement to improve equality amongst everyone—one fabulous haircut at a time!”