Posted November 02, 2018 08:25:52 A hairstylist has said she was “totally baffled” when she saw a customer wearing a “dulhana” hairstyle.
The hairstyle, which is a short ponytail with the top half down, was created by a man named “Dulhan” at his business in Victoria’s north-east in the 1980s.
But the hairstyle is banned from all of his salon’s customers, and even those who have worn it have had it removed.
“It is not allowed to wear it in public and I have seen people in the street with it and people in shops with it,” salon owner Michelle Duval said.
They are absolutely horrified that anyone would do that. “
I have had people come in wearing it and it has been in a restaurant and a bar, and people have told me they were afraid to come into my shop because it was banned.”
They are absolutely horrified that anyone would do that.
“Dilhan” was not available for comment.
A spokesman for Victoria’s Civil Liberties Commission said they were investigating the issue and had received complaints.
“This is something we have a duty of care to ensure the safety of people and businesses,” said the spokesman.
“Victoria Police are investigating whether there is a legal case to prosecute or whether this person may be breaching the law.”
Victoria’s Fair Trading and Businesses Commission said in a statement they were not aware of any complaints.
A spokeswoman for the Victorian State Council for Fair Trading (VSCFT) said they are “aware of a potential issue” and are investigating.
“We take these matters very seriously and we are investigating and will work with the customer to identify what has happened,” she said.
A Victoria Police spokesman said officers were working to establish whether it was an “isolated incident” and if there was a legal issue.
A spokesperson for the Victoria State Council of Fair Trading said they would look into the matter.
The “dilhan-like” hairstyles are not allowed in Victoria and the state’s Fair Trade Council has been told it could face legal action.
“If this is a case of an isolated incident, we will be reviewing the procedures and guidelines that we use to ensure we are protecting our customers’ interests,” a spokesman said.