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Corona lockdown extended: are hairdressing prices now rising?

2021-03-24T14:22:38.002Z

Many Germans have had a new haircut after the hairdressing salons reopened. What about the prices at the hairdresser?



Many Germans have had a new haircut after the hairdressing salons reopened.

What about the prices at the hairdresser?

Many Germans are in

corona lockdown *

So it happened: After the

hairdressers reopened on March 1st,

they felt like they wanted to get an appointment yesterday instead of today.

Many have now finally had a professional haircut again, others are looking forward to it in the coming days or weeks.

What about the prices,

customers ask.

More costs for hairdressers - price increase after the first lockdown

The restrictions on combating the corona pandemic are hitting the hairdressing trade hard, as the German Press Agency (dpa) reported before the salons reopened in mid-February: According to the Federal Statistical Office, the turnover of the companies is in the first three quarters of 2020 decreased by 11.8 percent compared to the same period of the previous year.

The number of employees has decreased by 4.3 percent.

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The

customers would also feel

the

additional effort of the hairdressers for hygiene and infection protection

, as dpa continued to write: All in all, after the first lockdown in May 2020, they had to pay 5.4 percent more for haircuts and co Month of the previous year.

In September 2020, prices were 6.3 percent higher than in the same month of the previous year, despite the VAT rate that was lowered for half a year on July 1, 2020.

Another reason for the price increases, according to

the Federal Statistical Office

, was the 

rise in minimum wages

in January 2020, as dpa further reported.

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"

Anyone who got hold of a hairdresser appointment today may have to expect higher prices

," said a tweet from the Federal Statistical Office on March 1st.

Of course, this also implies that

not every salon has increased its prices for the reasons mentioned or is still planning to do so

.

Every salon determines

how expensive a haircut really is in the end

.

As practice shows, prices have risen noticeably in some salons, but not at all in others.

So the picture is quite different.

Anyone who got a #Hairdresser appointment today may have to expect higher prices: Before the salons closed in December 2020, the prices for haircuts and the like were 6.3% higher than in the same month of the previous year.

https://t.co/0AsYML3Ugx #Friseur pic.twitter.com/MtlRJbg4lA

- Federal Statistical Office (@destatis) March 1, 2021

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For example, the

Landesinnungsverband Friseurhandwerk Hessen was 

satisfied

with the

restart after the lockdown

, as dpa (as of March 15) described the current situation.

"Most of the colleagues' order books are full until the end of March or longer," says the chairman of the association, Kay-Uwe Liebau, in the report.

Since the lead time until the reopening at the beginning of March was longer this time, the days before the opening were more stressful.

"There was a

big

run on the phones,

" said Liebau according to dpa.

Because of the

new Corona rules

, some hairdressers in Hesse would have had to reorganize.

The obligation to test services for which a mask cannot be worn is associated with more effort.

"Of course, the hairdressing salon also needs a test strategy for its employees."

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Hairdressers report increased costs - and the hairdresser prices?

Because of the pandemic,

prices had already risen last year

, according to dpa, Liebau also announced.

The purchase of disinfectants, partitions or air purifiers

are just a few of the factors that

increase costs

.

In January 2021, a new stage of the collective agreement concluded in 2018 came into force, which increased employee wages.

This is also shown by slightly increased prices, especially for time-consuming services

.

"This price increase would also have happened without Corona," the association chairman said in the article.

"

However, the increase was very individual and different from salon to salon

."

Association: No price increases as expected after the first lockdown

While some hairdressers describe that a price increase is inevitable due to the increased costs, others say that prices did not increase as of March 1st.

And even at the

Central Association of the German Hairdressing Trade

, as dpa had reported with a view to the reopening of the salons at the end of February,

prices were not expected to rise as after the first lockdown

.

"We do not expect any special price increases due to Corona," quoted

Businessinsider.de

(as of March 3), CEO Jörg Müller.

"Basically, however, each company decides this for itself."

What about the extras?

A

glass of water or a cup of coffee

will temporarily

not

be available

at the hairdresser's 

, according to the Business Insider report from the beginning of March - which is due to the strict hygiene regulations.

Reading

a

magazine while cutting your hair or blow-drying

, however, was allowed, it said in the report - it could be made available “subject to hygiene requirements”.

(ahu) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.

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