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New Salon Offers Topless Cutters

May 16, 1991

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) _ A little off the top has taken on a whole new meaning at Fiona’s Mensworld Hair Design.

The suburban hairdressing salon switched to topless women stylists this morning and reported business was booming.

The two women on duty are being paid about triple the going industry rate, while the haircuts - about $15 each - are above average in cost but not exorbitant.

The service is only available to adults, and a strict hands-off rule will be enforced, said a salon spokesman, who asked not to be identified.

He said the salon decided to go topless to help it survive during tough economic times.

″It’s a novelty but I think it’s going to work,″ he said. ″There’s topless restaurants and topless bars so why not topless hair salons?″

The salon has angered the local Hairdressers and Cosmetologists Employers’ Association, which claimed it would degrade the industry.

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