Natalie Collins, 39, of Delhi Road, in Pitsea, wanted to get her hair cut into a “short back and sides” style, which is frequently favoured by men.
She had initially hoped to get her hair cut by a stylist in the hairdressing side of Broadway Barbers, in High Road, Pitsea, but there was nobody available.So she went elsewhere, right? Wrong!
The mum-of-three claims she then asked for a barber to style her hair - but was told he “doesn’t do women’s hair.”My car mechanic doesn't do gardening, either. What an outrage!
“I asked what’s different about cutting my hair to a man’s hair as I wanted a men’s style and he just said again: ‘I don’t cut women’s hair.’
“I was told I could wait for another hairdresser to arrive so waited about 25 minutes and she never arrived so I ended up just sitting there.
“I felt really angry, upset and humiliated to be honest and eventually left.
“I would understand if I had long hair and wanted a women’s haircut as I know they are trained differently but I wanted a men’s haircut.”Oh, grow up! Go somewhere else, it's hardly less 'humiliating' to have your little whinge in the local paper, is it? Do you realise just how you come across?
Amir Glassi, the barber at Broadway Barbers, said: “She came in asking for a haircut so I told her I don’t do women’s hair and that the other hairdresser isn’t here yet so she said she would wait.
“The woman who did it before wasn’t here.
“Her hair wasn’t that short - if she wanted an all over cut it might be different but she wanted it long on top and short on the sides.
“Can you imagine if I cut it and she didn’t like it?
“I don’t cut women’s hair - we didn’t do anything wrong. The other hairdresser was on her way.”This is what the 24/7/365 news cycle has brought us.