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AUSTRALIAN men are being told to ‘grow up’ after they were banned from shaving their heads after being photographed wearing the same hairstyle as their female counterparts.
Key points:The ban on men from wearing hairnets has been in place since the 1970sWhile the ban on women from wearing hairstyles is much more lenient, there have been some positive changesThe hair-dressers in the Victorian community have rallied around the ‘crippled’ community, urging them to stand up for their rightsMr Ting said the hairstyles were not “bad” but they were “too tight” and the “unfair” they caused people to look.
“They’ve been getting the same haircut and the same hair as their male counterparts for decades and that’s just not good enough for them,” Mr Ting told the ABC.
“You see all these women who are getting these haircuts, and they’re all wearing a hairdresser’s hat, so what’s wrong with that?””
They’re going to wear it for the rest of their lives.
“The ban has been put in place after an outbreak of H5N1 coronavirus.
Since 1970, hair-dressing has been banned in the states and territories, but women have had to wear hairnets to cover up.
In 2015, Mr Thing said the ban had made it difficult for some male hair-cutters to find work.”
The hair dressers are not necessarily the best in the world, they’re not the best at being compassionate to their customers, but there’s a very high turnover rate,” he said.”
In this case, the people who are looking for work have been told to grow up, or to be more leniency to the customers, or something.
“I don’t think it’s right, I think it is a very cruel thing to do.”
In a statement, Mr Marget said:”We are aware that the hair-cutting ban has caused a number of customers and members of the public anxiety.”
This has been a long-standing issue in our community, and we are keen to work with the community to support a solution that minimises the harm that has been caused.
“We will continue to work closely with the local hair-care professionals, the police and other relevant agencies to ensure that we are providing our customers with a safe, courteous and supportive environment.”
All of our customers are welcome in our salon, and everyone can be confident that we will continue providing a welcoming and inclusive experience.
“The Hairdressers’ Union of Victoria said they would work with local authorities to determine what the best solution would be.”
These are men who have been working hard for many years, so I think that there will be an effort to make sure that it’s a smooth transition for them, which we are very much looking forward to,” union president Michael Young said.
Mr Thing has been campaigning for the hairdressers to get the change they want.”
If we’re going in this direction, we need to be respectful of their experience, they need to understand what’s going on, and if we’re not going in that direction, then we have to be a little bit careful what we do with them,” he told ABC Radio Melbourne.”
Because if we can’t deal with that, we’ve got to have a little more tact and a little less aggressiveness.
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