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Valery: Nizhny Barber

Valery: Nizhny Barber

MOSCOW: ”Male hairdressers weren’t an exception 10-20 years ago, but the attitude toward them was much different,” said Valery, a barber from Nizhny Novgorod with nine years experience.

”Hairdressers were considered to be the same as other service industry workers like cleaners, conductors and so forth. People thought that handing a pair of scissors wasn’t anything special. That it was work for losers and dropouts.”

”The attitude change when men started to really become interested in their appearance and felt that going to a female hairdresser or unisex salon was like visiting a women’s club.”



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