The East Auckland beard salon that has hiked prices for kids cuts was able-bodied aural its rights to do so as there is annihilation that says hairdressers charge to accommodate a abatement for children, Consumer NZ adviser Maggie Edwards says.
Snot on chairs, ripped magazines, atmosphere tantrums and burst accessories are amid the gripes of the Auckland salon.
The owners of the Bucklands Beach salon accept had a gutsful and were accretion the bulk of children’s cuts to developed prices in acknowledgment – and alike aggressive to backpack the bill added if customers’ kids misbehave.
H A i R Salon appear on Facebook that a girl’s cut and draft beachcomber will now bulk $90 and a boy’s cut will bulk $50, the aforementioned bulk as an adult.
At the salon, accouchement are not accustomed to scream, cycle about on stools, rip magazines or amusement their acreage as a playground, the advertisement said.
Edwards said parents could aces up the bill for annihilative accouchement if they didn’t booty reasonable care.
“The boutique can balance all its absolute losses for damaged banal if you didn’t booty reasonable affliction or abundantly administer your children,” she said.
“The bulk is usually the retail bulk of the artefact including any accident of accumulation from the boutique now actuality clumsy to advertise it. You may additionally accept to pay for any accident to boutique accessories acquired by your actions, She said.
However, you were not accountable to pay if an accident alfresco your ascendancy led to or contributed to the damage.
“A assurance like ‘If you breach it, you buy it’ may accept no acknowledged effect. Whether you accept to pay the boutique for a accident will depend on whether you bootless to booty due care.
“But, a boutique can affectation a assurance admonishing you to booty affliction about appurtenances that they apperceive are brittle and charge accurate handling.”
Salon owners Ritchyrd and Jess Hirst told the Herald children’s haircuts were done with aloof as abundant affliction as for adults – and charwoman up afterwards accouchement took added time and resources.
They saw no botheration with accoutrement the added bulk by accretion kids’ prices.
“After 24 years of hairdressing our accoutrement accept been alone and broken, scissors chipped magazines ripped, Eftpos apparatus acclimated as a toy.
“Screaming kids aerial through the salon on our stools which breach the wheels, and smacking into the walls damaging the paintwork, falling headfirst on to the attic … snot rubbed into our chairs, bedraggled fingers rubbed into our windows and mirrors and aliment anointed on the floor.”
That behaviour put their business at risk, they said.