Posted January 13, 2018 09:37:18 Las Vegas, Nevada, is the home of the world’s tallest building and the birthplace of the most popular casino game, slot machines.
But for a decade, the strip has been home to a handful of hairdressers.
The strip has long had a reputation for being a place where men in their thirties could dress up and go to the movies without worrying about getting arrested.
But in recent years, the men have been moving on.
The number of men dressed as women in the strip’s hairdresser business has plummeted, and it is now widely considered one of the toughest places in the United States to be a woman in the workplace.
But a new trend is sweeping the industry.
A growing number of male hairdressants are using online services to set up shop, without the need for a licensed license, or even an office.
“We’re the new hot spot in hairdressering,” says Kevin Raney, a hairdressier and owner of the Hairdressers in the Park salon in the Las Vegas strip.
The popularity of the online hairdressing business is a testament to the changing attitudes in the industry, says Robyn Davenport, an associate professor of marketing at the University of Southern California.
“When you go to Vegas, you are more likely to see a guy dressed up in a bikini or some kind of dress,” Davenports says.
“The trend in Las Vegas is women dressed up as men, and they’re just so popular.”
There are many reasons why men are increasingly dressing up as women, Davenamps points out.
In a culture where men are often expected to be dominant, men have always been encouraged to be in charge.
And men are also the only demographic that can afford to dress up as a woman and be seen in public as a sexual object, she says.
Men are also more likely than women to be treated like a sexual commodity, Darns says.
But online services like craigslist and eBay have made it easier for men to dress as women.
Women, meanwhile, are more comfortable dressing up in lingerie and making out with men online.
“It’s really difficult for men,” says Davens.
“They’re the one demographic that has been taught that men are just men and women are just women.”
There’s a stigma attached to dressing up like a woman, Dave says, “so men are going to go on craigslist looking for someone to hire.”
In an online survey, about two-thirds of hairdressing men and three-quarters of women reported having experienced harassment, stalking, or physical assault online, according to a recent study published by the American Bar Association.
In some instances, the incidents took place in the physical presence of other men.
But Davenons says he believes it is largely men’s choice whether to dress like a female, or whether they dress up in sexy lingerie.
“There’s a lot of women that don’t want to go out in public,” Dave explains.
“That’s part of the reason why there’s this stigma.”
One reason for the increasing visibility of men dressing up and acting like women, he says, is because of the internet.
There are so many people online who are dressing up to get a look on a girl.
“I’ve been topless at a party in a club,” says Steve Lai, a hairstylist in Las Vegas.
“If you go on Facebook, there are a lot more women who are wearing lingerie, and some guys are wearing high heels.”
Daven’s hair is a popular choice for men.
“Women have a lot less confidence in what they can do in the bathroom,” he says.
For many men, dressing up for a woman is an easy way to make a woman feel uncomfortable.
“People think, ‘Well, he’s going to get laid,'” says Dave.
“But I’ve been in a couple of relationships where I’ve had guys walk out of a room because they thought I was going to be wearing a bra.
I don’t see that happening.”
And while women have the right to be dressed up, they have no right to make themselves feel unsafe in public.
“You’re not supposed to be around people in lingeries, and people think, well, you’re going to fall over,” says Raney.
“Well, that’s how people think when they’re in the restroom.
I’ve heard women say, ‘I’m not even going to pee, I’m going to do what they want me to do.’
It’s very disturbing to see women being treated that way.”
One of the main reasons that women aren’t comfortable in public is that they don’t feel safe doing so, says Darian Bowers, an assistant professor of psychology at University of Texas at Austin.