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Clarendon salon launches gender-neutral pricing model

A Clarendon salon has decided to stop charging different rates for haircuts depending on your gender.

Casals Salon Collective at 3033 Wilson Blvd says women and men will, starting today, pay the same price for services requiring the same length of time. Before, as is common in the salon business, women were charged more than men.

In a segment that aired on NBC 4 last night, salon co-owner Therese Snow said the decision was partially inspired by awkward instances in which a stylist would have to decide how to charge a non-binary client.

A statement posted on the salon’s website says it “continues to provide a safe space for everyone free of judgement.”

Effective February 1st, we will switch to non-gendered services. We will no longer differentiate between a “woman’s cut” and a “mens cut.”

Hair length or technique does not determine gender, and we believe that hair color and cuts should be individually curated for every guest.

Casals Salon Collective supports our LGBTQIA community and continues to provide a safe space for everyone free of judgement.

The salon opened in Clarendon ten years ago, notably with a no-tipping policy. It was named Best Hair Salon in Arlington by ARLnow readers last summer.

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