UK: Liverpool hairdresser bans women from Barber salon

Author: BBC, Published on: 21 August 2014

A barber has banned women from entering his newly-opened city centre salon - and said people who criticise him are "feminists and mavericks". Barber Barber, on College Lane, Liverpool, has enforced the policy in an attempt to create "a traditional take on the old school barbers style". Owner John Shanahan said women are not welcome because they "change the vibe" and take up too much room...Nick Small, Liverpool City Council's cabinet member for employment, enterprise and skills, believes the shop could be in breach of equalities legislation. He said: "I think it's probably legal to have a gents' barbers that only deals with men. What I don't believe is legal is if women are not allowed on the premises.


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