61 GENDERLESS-HAIRCUT PRICES
In March 2017, New York City-based hairdresser Masami Hosono took to Instagram to announce that she was going to squash the ludicrous price gaps traditionally seen between men’s and women’s cuts and charge $80 for each at her salon, Vacancy Project. The Japanese expat’s other motivation was to create a space for many of her clients who identify as gender-neutral or trans. The timing was right, too. The 2016 U.S. election brought about a lot of negative discussion on identity, and a non-judgmental space was exactly what was needed.