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It is important to illustrate the different types of roles and responsibilities between men and women within a beauty salon context in order to understand the power dynamics. According to McCracken (2014:134), gendered division of labour is due to the inequality that exists between men and women. In addition, men are placed in higher positions then women and tend to dominant the workplace as women are subjected towards the “glass ceiling” (McCracken 2014:135; Smith and Elliott 2004:365). This power hierarchy between men and women is present at Grace’s Beauty Parlour and will be further discussed by analyzing the gendered division of labour. Although, many scholars argue that a beauty parlour is merely operated and owned by women (Barber 2008:458; Black 2004:21; Morris 1995:578). Instead, Grace’s Beauty Parlour is owned by two men who have employed many women.
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