U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Virginia > Northern Virginia
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 06-23-2009, 09:49 AM
 
7 posts, read 14,656 times
Reputation: 12
Default Looking for a Women's Only hair salon around Fairfax

Hi,
I'm looking for a women's only hair salon that's reasonably priced in the Northern Virginia area, preferably in Fairfax.
Thanks!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-23-2009, 01:07 PM
 
2,507 posts, read 4,758,960 times
Reputation: 1724
Wow - I have never heard of a "women's only" salon. Is that legal?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-23-2009, 03:37 PM
 
7 posts, read 14,656 times
Reputation: 12
Yes, I know it might sound weird but they do exist and I'm pretty sure it's legal because there are "women's only" spas and fitness centers as well.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-23-2009, 03:43 PM
 
2,528 posts, read 5,030,515 times
Reputation: 820
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fairfax Mom View Post
Wow - I have never heard of a "women's only" salon. Is that legal?
where do I sign up?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-23-2009, 07:29 AM
 
1 posts, read 3,400 times
Reputation: 15
Default May be illegal.

Jumana,
In most states it is illegal to have a womenís or menís only hair and nail salon. The establishment can market itself to one sex or another but usually under state licensing requirements they cannot refuse service to anyone.
It is also illegal to charge different prices for men or women just based on sex. A salon has to have a rational basis for pricing, Stylist experience, hair length or style.
These licensing rules were put into place because of lawsuits aimed primarily against Menís barbershops that refused to do women and girls. Barbershops charge usually between $10.00 to $20.00 for a basic haircut and a "womenís" salon charges $30.00 and up. Yes, there are women who wish to have a basic cut and felt discriminated against by being refused service at a barber. The rule also prevents shops from discriminating against a client based on Race. All stylist/Barbers must be able to cut any ethnic hair.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-24-2009, 01:32 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
588 posts, read 1,017,510 times
Reputation: 421
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jumana View Post
Yes, I know it might sound weird but they do exist and I'm pretty sure it's legal because there are "women's only" spas and fitness centers as well.
There are considerable differences between a hair salon and a spa or fitness center. Not only might it be illegal, but why would there be a need for a "women's only" hair salon when there is no shortage of salons where the clientele is 90%+ women anyway?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-24-2009, 05:57 AM
 
303 posts, read 545,756 times
Reputation: 115
For religious or cultural reasons, some women feel more comfortable uncovering their hair only in the presence of other women.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-24-2009, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Some Beach... Somewhere...
3,064 posts, read 1,819,082 times
Reputation: 2314
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doppelganger69 View Post
For religious or cultural reasons, some women feel more comfortable uncovering their hair only in the presence of other women.
This is America. They really need to get over that. If you live here, US culture is now your culture.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-26-2009, 10:52 AM
 
2,507 posts, read 4,758,960 times
Reputation: 1724
They can have a woman come to their home and do their hair - a lot of hairdressers do that.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-26-2009, 01:39 PM
 
515 posts, read 1,041,457 times
Reputation: 222
I pay $25 for a cut at Dynasty Salon on Little River Turnpike in Annandale. 703-256-4700

I see men in there from time to time, but its almost exclusivelly women.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Virginia > Northern Virginia

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top