Prices At Hair Salons Go Up

Weekend Today can confirm that prices of hair braiding and hair cut in some hairdressing (beauty) salons and barbering shops in the capital city, Accra, have shot up.

A visit to some beauty salons and barbering shops by our reporters revealed that the price of a male adult hair-cut has increased from Gh¢10.00 to Gh¢15.00 at barbering shops with air-conditioners.

But those shops without air-conditioners were charging Ghc7.00 for a male adult hair-cut instead of Ghc5.00 they were charging last year.

Nana Akufo-AddoIn the same instance, the paper observed that the price of braiding and weave-on in beauty salons in some parts of Accra like Dansoman has increased from Gh¢ 70.00 to Gh¢ 90.00.

For example, a simple washing of a lady’s hair, which originally was Gh¢10.00, has gone up to Gh¢15.00.

Speaking to Weekend Today in an interview some of the hair dressing salon operators attributed the increase to a multiplicity of factors.

For instance, they mentioned high electricity bills, low patronage, rent increase and numerous taxes as some of the factors for the increment.

A barber at Dansoman, a suburb of Accra, Jonathan Kofi Agyekum, had this to say to Weekend Today: “previously I used to pay between Gh¢ 40.00 and Gh¢ 50.00 as monthly electricity bill, but it has now jumped up to Gh¢150.00 a month.”

He added: “I also buy water to wash my barbering equipment which I must consider when charging.”

The complaints of the huge cost of managing hairdressing salons in Dansoman were not different from hairdressers at Avenor, Bubuashie, Abeka-Lapaz, Kaneshie, Awoshie, Kwame Nkrumah Circle, Achimota and Odorkor—all suburbs of Accra.

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