As a Professional Barber with both male and female clients has owned my shop for 30 Years in the same location and very successful.I have 5 chairs aLL constantly full from opening to close and all equipped to seat obese people comfortably. If I charged my customers for being over-weight I would'nt have lasted 30 years in the business. I was over-weight at one time weighing 232 lbs at the height of 5"2 but now weigh less than 130 lbs but during my over-weight period I was always well dressed with nails and toes groomed. I never felt comfortable in the Asian shops due to the fact they always spoke to each other in their native language with no regards for their customers feelings even when you knew they were speaking about you by their body movements and expressions. So I took a nail tech course and now do my own manicure and pedicure or have one of the cosmotologist in my shop provide the service. I would never humilate a client by suggesting they pay an additional charge for being over-weight. That makes as much sense as charging a customers higher rates for having large heads now who has control of a person head size. God!!! Should I ask him? As a female barber it was hard to build a male based clientele 30 years ago and I would never have made my business a success if my customers has to pay extra for being a big-man.
Creative Loafing Atlanta
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