|Hair salons in Copenhagen versus Starbucks in NYC|
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
#8 Their Hair
So far, every Dane I've seen seems to be in the throes of a passionate love affair... with their hair. Hair salons are like the Starbucks of Copenhagen - they're everywhere in such ridiculous abundance you wonder how they're not running each other out of business. Even more so since they are pretty much all independent stores and not some corporate conglomerate that can afford such profit margin nonsense.
The other day I was looking around online to try to find a place to take my toddler son for a haircut. I was astounded to find places charging upwards of $60 for a children's haircut! I am tempted to take him just to see what justifies charging such exorbitant rates - does he get a hot towel and a shave? A mani-pedi? It's so bad a local international school even warns expat parents to get their kids' hair cut in their home countries rather than shell out for a cut in Copenhagen.