[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Barbershop

nathan case nathancase at outlook.com
Wed Mar 3 13:13:55 UTC 2021

One issue with use of female/male tags is that those tags explicitly say “access is *restricted* to persons of the [female]/[male] sex or gender". (Emphasis on restricted)

This is not true for barbers or hairdressers in the UK. In fact, it would be illegal (The Equality Act 2010).

Barbers are a subset of hairdressers that cater to traditionally male-style haircuts. That does not, in anyway, restrict access to a person based on their gender. It just shows what styles they tend to offer.

From: Volker Schmidt <voschix at gmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:21 PM
To: Tag discussion, strategy and related tools <tagging at openstreetmap.org>
Subject: Re: [Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Barbershop

For what it's worth: en:Wikipedia says
" A barber's place of work is known as a "barbershop" or a "barber's"
" In modern times, the term "barber" is used both as a professional title and to refer to hairdressers<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hairdresser> who specialize in men's hair."

So the actual tagging  shop<https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:shop>=hairdresser is correct for a barber's with the addition of

  *   female<https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:female>=yes/no for tagging a female-only.
  *   male<https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:male>=yes/no for tagging a men-only.
  *   unisex<https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:unisex>=yes/no if available to all. (yes default if no tag set)
No need for new tag n my view

On Wed, 3 Mar 2021 at 12:58, Niels Elgaard Larsen <elgaard at agol.dk<mailto:elgaard at agol.dk>> wrote:
Martin Koppenhoefer:
> Am Di., 2. März 2021 um 20:33 Uhr schrieb Peter Neale via Tagging
> <tagging at openstreetmap.org<mailto:tagging at openstreetmap.org> <mailto:tagging at openstreetmap.org<mailto:tagging at openstreetmap.org>>>:

> While I have never heard about the classic tricoloured poles outside, I believe we
> could have an additional style tag to distinguish the traditional style barbershops
> rather than a new main tag.

There are several of these classic barbershops near me.

But they all will do mens hair as well as beard.
So I believe that they are shop=hairdresser.

Niels Elgaard Larsen

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