Plus-Size Hair Salons: Are They Really Necessary?

Posted by October 07, 2011 7:46 pm

The U.K. has opened their first plus-sized hair salon because there is apparently a calling for speciality “roomier” salons. According to the Daily Mail, stylist Trim Bashar Brown opened the salon in his home because he learned that overweight clients felt discriminated against in regular salons.

The salon, called Hair By Bashar, features extra-large seats, roomier gowns and even wide-neck basins for washing hair. “I’ve been a hairdresser for years. Increasingly, larger women were telling me how they hate going to the salon because they are filled with slim, glamorous women.”

I can understand wanting to be comfortable at your hair salon, but I thought that salons are all about glamour and the end result — which is of course you walking away looking beautiful — not segregating yourselves from a specific weight category. I would assume here that Bashar believes that plus-size women can be glamourous too, so why not make them look gorgeous and give them the confidence that every woman needs in the same salon?

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  1. Diane says:

    Does she know which styles suit women with rounder faces? That’s a good reason for going to a plus sized salon

  2. Diane says:

    Does she know which styles suit women with rounder faces? That’s a good reason for going to a plus sized salon

  3. Alyssa says:

    Being a plus sized girl myself, i find that i have never had an issue going to salons. I don’t understand why these women are complaining about it. I always feel good when i go to salons becuase i know that my trusted hairsylist won’t let me walk away until she is satisfied that i look my best. I think that this is ridiculous!

  4. hippiemartha says:

    I think a lot of people don’t realize that plus size doesn’t always mean what the media says it does. In a lot of cases, salons aren’t accessible to larger divas because, frankly, their chairs are too small. Not to mention, it’s very frustrating trying to find a style that you like when all of the people modeling it are much smaller and have different face and body shapes from you. A plus size salon implies people who know how to style hair specifically for their shapes and sizes. Not to mention, if it’s a plus-size salon, you have the comfort of going in and knowing that you’re not going to be mocked or stared at by those with more societally-attractive shapes. So, all in all, I think this is a great idea!

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