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Barber denies haircut to patron

A Hamilton woman is turning to the Ontario Human Rights Commission over a hair cut. She’s working on a complaint after she tried to get a haircut at a Westdale Barber Shop but was denied because the owner says he only cuts men’s hair.

Cindy Csordas is live with more on this story.


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Krystal Cook says:

I am curious to know exactly why he won’t cut her hair, because my first thought when I hear “Barber”, I immediately think of someone who is only professionally able to cut men’s hair, or someone who prefers short hair. Much like a hairdresser will specialize in any hairstyle.

Sue says:

The man should have the right to be a ‘barber’ and not a ‘stylist’. Having said that, maybe he should have given the woman the money for the gift certificate and sent her on her way.

Joe G says:

I believe a barbershop was invented exclusively for men Why do some people have to try and contradict the tradition of a barbershop just because they feel their own beliefs have to be heard I do agree that he could have gave her a refund for the voucher and maybe all this wouldnt have turned into such a circus

Sonya says:

People like this should have a hefty fine and stop wasting the courts time. If I get the chance I will send extra business his way!

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