I just got my holiday haircut at the usual place: a unisex “salon.” I got into the chair, and about two minutes later a woman got into the adjacent chair. Like me, she had a regular haircut. She didn’t have anything fancy done, nor did she purchase any product. In fact, she was done right before me, and paid right in front of me. She spent almost exactly as much time under the clippers as I did.
My haircut was $20. Hers was $32.
1. Is it normal for women to pay more for the same coupage, even if it takes the same amount of time?
2. If so, what could possibly justify the price differential?
3. If the answer to (1) is “yes,” isn’t that discrimination against women?