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Do Fat People Need Their Own Hair Salons?

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Bashar Brown, a British hairstylist, is hoping to add some beautiful body and bounce to the hair-salon landscape in the United Kingdom. The once plus-sized hair sculptor has opened up, Hair By Bashar , the country’s first ever plus-size hair salon.

“I’ve been a hairdresser for years,” said Bashar exclusively to MailOnline. “Increasingly, larger women were telling me how they hate going to the salon because they are filled with slim, glamorous women. For them, it feels the same as walking into a gym full of ultra-fit people. They feel like everyone is staring at them. I just thought—’this isn’t right!’ and decided to set up a salon where overweight people would feel comfortable.”

To make his phat clientele feel more comfortable, Bashar has invested over $7,000 to purchase the biggest seats he could find (22 inches wide), extra-large gowns and even basins with wider necks for the salon operated inside of his Kent home. For all his hard work, Bashar already has 50 clients, his favorite being his wife, Julie.

“She is a size 26 and still hates going out in public,” Bashar said about his 37-year-old spouse. “I love big women and think she looks fabulous but it gets her down. Before she met me she hated getting her hair cut and avoided it as much as possible. It was only when she met me that she started enjoying getting her hair done. It just seemed so wrong that someone as gorgeous as my wife would worry about going to the hairdressers. I just thought it was about time it was made an enjoyable experience for women like her.”

As a girl that was once plus-size (I have since lost 70 pounds), I always loved the fact that no matter what the scale said, my hair never gained weight or grew out of a style. I hated entering plus-size clothing stores or being segregated from the petite individuals of society. Basically, I hated being reminded that I was fat and although Bashar means well, his segregated hair salons could do just that.

What do you think? Are plus-sized hair salons just what the hair doctor ordered?

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  • Sam Singer says:

    I never believed that over sized people require a salon just for them. Salons should make ALL of their customers feel comfortable and just right at home. Clients I do referral marketing always treat everyone as equals.

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  • hair salons says:

    I think people should use the hair salon they feel comfortable with.

  • Bashar Brown says:

    My name is Bashar Brown, and I live in Kent in England.

    I help plus size women and men who don’t feel happy with the way they look, who don’t have any confidence in themselves and feel like an outsider because they’re overweight and think that the only way for them to feel better and look good about themselves is to have surgery..

    I change all of that by making plus size women and men feel and look attractive, help them to improve their confidence and re-introduce them into society!

    Please feel free to take a look at my website http://www.make-bashar-famous.com and I hope you like what you see.

    I’m not rich and I don’t have my own TV show.

    I would really appreciate it if someone would give me my big break and help me appear on TV.

    Many Thanks

    Bashar Brown

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