Originally posted on Quartz:
Square gathered this data, based on tens of thousands of transactions, over the past six months. It includes all instances where purchases were classified as haircuts, as revealed by keyword searches in Square’s own system.
These prices look on the expensive side—hairdressers who use the Square system might be at the higher end of the spectrum—but there’s an interesting comparison to be made here: if you look at the ratio between the cost of men’s and women’s haircuts, large cities east of the Rockies evidence a much larger spread than cities on the West coast. For example haircuts for women are on average nearly twice as expensive in New York, Dallas or Chicago, whereas in Seattle and San Francisco, women’s haircuts are on average only about 40% more expensive than men’s. Even Los Angeles has a men’s to women’s haircut cost ratio of only 1.53.