A global group of hairdresses has issued a call for more hairdos, saying it has been unfairly demonised.
The International Association of Hairy Dressers said the media has a negative view of their industry, with one magazine reporting they make $8 million in profit.
It’s not a joke to tell people, it’s not an industry, it just means it’s a good job.
The organisation said its members had been demonised in the media as “toxic” and “dangerous” because of their hair styles, and the fear of “unfair” discrimination.
It said they were also under-represented in the fashion industry and the lack of representation in the industry has led to “a serious lack of confidence in the profession”.
“Hair is a personal choice, not a business decision,” it said.
“A few years ago, I was walking along the beach in Sydney and the thought of a stranger coming up to me and telling me I was an unattractive woman made my hair stand up on my back.”
“A man who is a hare should be able to choose his own style, and not be judged on what the media thinks of his hair.”‘
Toxic’Hair as ‘a career killer’The International Hair Institute, which represents over 3,000 hairdrers in the US, UK and Australia, said there was no doubt hair is a “personal choice” but that it was “toxical” that people were being treated as if they were “unworthy” or “dangerously”.
“The perception of hare hair as a career killer is based on stereotypes, not science,” it added.
“Hairy dressers have long enjoyed the support of their peers and are considered to be ‘progressive’ by many in the hairdryers industry.”
As part of the harem we enjoy an abundance of friends, family and work colleagues.
“The organisation’s president, Sarah Macdonald, said hairdo trends had changed over the past decade.”
I think the more you can do your job the better your hair will look and feel, she said.”[It’s] not a job for everyone, but there are some people who love it and there are others who don’t.”
She said harem members were able to have a “healthy” life without being judged for their hairdoing.
“We have all been on a quest to make our hair look as good as possible and we are all working towards this goal,” Ms Macdonald said.
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