If you’ve ever visited a salon, you’ve probably seen its “lady” in a sexy pose, or perhaps her own reflection, or even in an avatar.
It’s not uncommon to see a woman posing with a mirror on her lap, and when she does that, she’s usually accompanied by a male colleague.
That’s because salon-goers are mostly men.
That makes it a perfect venue for women, especially when they’re looking to get their hair done or even to try out a new beauty product.
Salon-goers can also pay to view a woman’s hair, a privilege that many other jobs in the workplace don’t offer.
The fact that these women are so interested in being seen is not only a positive thing for their careers, it’s also a testament to the power of female voices in the world.
But now a new study finds that these “female-only” spaces aren’t the exception to the rule.
A new study by researchers at the University of Warwick and the University College London finds that while women are getting more attention in the beauty industry than ever before, they are still excluded from some of the perks and benefits of a salons experience.
“The beauty industry has always been dominated by white, middle-class women and their hair products and treatments,” said study author and professor of communication at Warwick College Dr. Laura O’Brien.
“But now we’re seeing that many women are not even seeing themselves reflected in the salon.
And this is one of the major reasons why it’s such a challenging time for many women.
They’ve lost their power to choose where they go to work and how much they get to spend.
It has made them feel marginalised.”
Dr. O’Briens study found that, for many female-owned businesses, a salon experience was just as important as their salon jobs, and that, while a salon-worker is often seen as a woman who is already qualified and has the skills to help others, they may not be the same for many other people.
“Women have been very vocal about how they felt underrepresented in the industry for quite a long time,” she said.
The researchers examined data from over 1,000 female- and male-owned salons in the UK. “
This is the first study that has looked at how many women don’t get to enjoy the benefits of working in a salon.”
The researchers examined data from over 1,000 female- and male-owned salons in the UK.
They used an online survey to find out how many female employees had been offered a salon job at some point, and also how many of them had been paid to view their hair.
They then compared the number of female employees at the salon with the number who were not offered a job at all.
Dr. OBrien says that the saloon experience is so important that it’s difficult to even think about it without a few assumptions about what it would be like to work there.
“The salons we looked at were mainly located in London and parts of the south-east,” she told Quartz.
“If you were to say to a female worker at the salon, ‘I’m interested in working in your salon,’ you’re going to have to be able to answer, ‘Of course, of course, I’m interested,’ because you’re not going to be a woman.
So I think the salon experience is such a powerful and unique one.
If you’re a woman, you really want to be seen.”
Dr O’Browns study found the majority of female-run businesses that were not given a salon opportunity had no women-specific policies, and women weren’t offered the same opportunities as other groups.
“It is not surprising that when women work in a salon, they have very little control over what they’re paid for and what they see,” she explained.
“I’m a little surprised that in terms of pay, they’re getting paid more than men.
We think of it as just a male-dominated industry, but it’s really quite different from being a part-time worker in the factory.”
Dr O’Brian also said that while there was a general understanding of how women would be treated, there was no general policy for how to pay women for the same work.
“We were very interested in the fact that a lot of women didn’t see themselves reflected on the salon floor, because we were talking about a really privileged sector of the economy, and they had all these perks and privileges, but they weren’t getting paid,” she continued.
“That’s a huge problem, and it’s something we need to address in the next few years.”
A big problem that many salons are facing is that the majority, if not all, of the salontes workforce is male, and the majority do not get paid to see their hair in their salon.
The findings of Dr OBrien’s study found women