Updated: Aug 3
Looking for the right hairdresser can be a hassle at the best of times, but when it comes to pricing why should your gender determine the price of a haircut? Here's a quick list of queer-owned and queer-friendly barbers and salons in the UK and Ireland that offer gender-neutral pricing:
"We are a small, self-financed, fully accessible hub offering gender-neutral cuts at affordable prices. As one of the first established gender-neutral hair salons in the UK, we don't believe in paying extra for your gender, so our price list is solely in line with the style and length you're after. We also proudly cater for all hair types and textures."
Unit 1, Warwick Works
"Open Barbers is a hairdressing service welcoming people of all/no genders and sexualities, with any hair length and type. As a not-for-profit Social Enterprise, our prices are on a sliding scale, where you pay what you can afford starting at £2.
Everyone is welcome! We specialise in friendly, attentive and personalised services, and we have lots of experience cutting hair free from gender stereotypes."
4 Clunbury Street
Lightning Like Scissors
"Lightning Like Scissors is Brighton’s first non-binary, gender-neutral barber shop and hair colour specialist, offering a friendly and safe space for the LGBTQIA+ and Neurodiverse community to express themselves freely, without judgement.
This forward-thinking, award-winning studio believes that haircuts have no gender – so it’s time to break the binary and UNF*#K THE CISTEM!"
48 Norfolk Square,
"At Shotgun we charge by the length of your hair, not gender. You pick your length-cut and our specialists will take care of you. We have assembled only the best hairdressers & barbers with a passion for creative cutting and creative colour, from Balayage to beards fades to fringes, we got ya!"
20 Bond Street
WoW Hair and Beauty Bar
"Welcome to WoW – an LGBTQ+ inclusive salon with gender-neutral pricing. We charge for the service you receive, not for who you are or how you identify! We are all unique in our own special way: none of us should feel the need to fit into other boxes. At WoW, staff and clients alike come together in one place to be accepted for who we are. After all, we are one of the few UK’s fully LGBTQ+ inclusive and gender-neutral salons."
25 Pen y Lan Road
Joshuaa Shaun Hair Salon
"We offer our clients something out of the ordinary. Our mission has always been to provide a safe space regardless of gender, sexuality, race or religion; becoming the first salon in the city to offer a price list purely based on services, rather than gender."
1471 Pershore Rd
"Mr Snipsnipp is Sheffield’s first actively queer-friendly and gender-inclusive barbershop!
Found in Sheffield’s favourite hidden gem, Hagglers Corner, we are a safe space for people of any and every identity to get the haircut they want."
Curtis and York
"Studs, Hooligans, Queens, Dykes, Reprobates & Ageing Degenerates Most Welcome. LGBTQ+ Trans friendly/safe space. Whilst we do work with clippers on short hair, we are keen on longer hair requiring scissor cutting.
Scissor Cut/Longer Hair: £19.75
Clipper & Scissor Cut/Short Back & Sides: £16.75
Crew Cut/Buzz Cut: £9.75"
25 Goose Gate
"Tuttii Fruittii The Technicolour Hair Sculptors began with a vision of creating an empowering space in which any person of any gender sexuality, age class could walk in comfortably and feel they can ask for any look or style they dream of. Designing the shape and finding the perfect colour combinations that will compliment someone's face is a wonderful challenge.
We operate on a sliding scale pricing system at our Barbershop and Hair Salon, which means that we ask people to pay what they can afford in accordance with their means."
Location: 2C Douglas Way
"Cork's curl specialist salon. Our salon is one of inclusivity with no gender and no binary - all ages, all welcome.
We want you to feel safe and celebrated, we have a wild mixture of clients from LGBTQI rainbow to sweet knitting circles & our hardcore metal-heads! We welcome neurodivergent people, feel free to ask us about times that suit you that are quieter or if you are a little shy."
22 Georges Quay
Hair By Glenn Miller
"Glenn specialises in advanced blonding and balayage techniques, creating low-maintenance colour, and damage-free, trichologist-approved, hair extensions.
Glenn also offers advice and services tailored towards helping LGBTQ+ people feel their most authentic selves, in a caring, judgement-free environment and offers inclusive gender-free pricing."
3D Hair and Beauty
Stag Barber Co.
"Our prices are based on hair length, not gender and as a result, we have a hugely diverse range of clients. We have clients who are doctors and clients who are drag queens. There are antique dealers, multi millionaires and students from the school of art on the corner. All of them meet in our shop, at Stag we all come together."
10 Haymarket Terrace
"Barber Below is a family. Our gender-neutral safe space is all about being true to yourself and your own unique style. We are based underneath the RCNQ salon in the heart of the bustling NQ. Our space is reminiscent of a super-stylish 70s living room. With a nostalgic playlist to match, we guarantee this’ll be your new favourite hair haunt!"
10 Hilton Street
"At KITCH we aim to offer the highest standards alongside a unique salon experience, with the comfort and relaxed feeling of having your hair done at home in the kitchen with friends.
We treat everyone as equals by providing a price list based on hair length, time and products not gender. "
Location: 4 Charlton Place London N1 8AJ
The Gentlefolks Barber
"To ensure affordability for all my clients, all services have been made available at a sliding scale price. You can find The Gentlefolks Barber at Opal Hair, (a safe and inclusive salon in Ossett) as well as at pop-up barber shops and queer venues throughout the year.
You can also pay for someone else's haircut with our pay-it-forward program which enables me to offer free haircuts to anyone who is black or trans and on low income."
(check out their instagram for updates on upcoming pop-up events)
Location: 4 Wellgate Ossett