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October 7, 2011 / Curvety

Hair Salon for Curvy Clients

Now this subject should cause some debate!

Bashar Brown, a British hair stylist, has opened Hair By Bashar, a salon that caters to plus size clients who feel uncomfortable in mainstream salons.

“Increasingly, larger women were telling me how they hate going to the salon because they are filled with slim, glamorous women,” Brown explained to the Daily Mail. “For them, it feels the same as walking into a gym full of ultra-fit people. They feel like everyone is staring at them.”

So Brown has created a salon where larger women and men can feel comfortable getting their hair styled. This means extra large seats, gowns and hair-washing basins.

Brown says he sympathises with curvier clients because he used to be overweight. Now he wants to make those who feel uncomfortable with their bodies glamorous when it comes to beauty.

I find myself with mixed opinions on this one. Being pampered at the hair salon is one of the lovely luxury rituals that most women look forward to. I think its admirable that Bashar is attempting to create this environment for people who may not have enjoyed the process in the past. BUT… why should the more voluptuous of us feel uncomfortable in the same salon as our slimmer counterparts? Doesn’t this go against everything that we are fighting for, ie, to not be judged by size, shape, age etc?

Heres hoping for a world where we can all share a salon/gym or any other public place without judgement or discomfort.

What do you think?

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