Gentleman’s barbershop fined $750 for refusing to cut a woman’s hair

By December 10, 2015 Barber industry

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Gentleman’s barbershop fined $750 for refusing to cut a woman’s hair

John Interval cuts a client's hair at his barbershop, Barbiere. OBSERVER-REPORTER/KAREN MANSFIELD

John Interval cuts a client’s hair at his barbershop, Barbiere.

A barbershop in Pennsylvania has been fined $750 for refusing to cut a woman’s hair.

Barbiere of Washington County is aimed at the upscale gentleman’s market, offering clients a complimentary cocktail or a cold beer with their haircut.

But owner John Interval ran into trouble with authorities when staff refused to cut a woman’s hair in his establishment.

Diamond Pecjak filed an action with the state’s Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs after the incident.

And the agency then imposed a fine for gender discrimination after a state investigator visited the business and interviewed Interval.

Diamond Pecjak filed a complaint after being refused service at a barbershop in Washington County, Pa.

Diamond Pecjak filed a complaint after being refused service at a barbershop in Washington County, Pa.

“I didn’t really consider it so much a discrimination thing as

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