NYC hairstylist Masami Hosono has a simple idea: treating male and female haircuts as one and the same.“Starting April, I am equalizing women and men’s haircut,” she wrote on her Instagram page. “They will both be $80.” Little did she know that her one post would spiral into something like a hair movement.
“It’s really diverse in a spectrum of preference! Many of my clients also identify gender neutral or transgender so… the aim is a gender-neutral salon,” she wrote. And so the Vacancy Project began, catering to both men and women.
“I wanted to do a gender-neutral hair salon,” said the hairstylist in an interview with i-D Magazine. “I think [everywhere] will be all gender-neutral in the future,” she said. “I don’t want to give someone a hairstyle just because it’s trendy,” Hosono stressed.
Check out some of her clientele in the gallery below.