FAST FIVE: "This Is Just Chauvinism": Oklahoma Woman Upset After Being Thrown Out Of All-Male Barbershop
An Oklahoma woman took her story to the media when she was asked to leave an all-male barbershop in Ponca City, Oklahoma last week.
The barbershop, called Kings Kuts, says it has a “strict no girlfriends or wives policy”, according to ABC. Maliki Skowronski and her husband came into the shop to get him a haircut and beard trim when the owner informed her that she had to leave. “The man kind of ignores my husband, directly approaches me and says, 'I'm sorry, but we have a strict no women policy.
She was kicked out before her husband had a chance to sit in the chair, she said.
Barbershop owner Daxton Nichols admitted that some people have trouble understanding his rules, but compares it to many women-only salons. Nichols said: “In New York City, there's over 17 women's only clubs where women can go and do the salon thing.
They can go get their nails done, hair done, talk business amongst each other, and do that whole women's power hear me roar stuff.” Nichols says he considers his barbershop a “private club”.