The Beauty and Hairdressing Association's price of "60 yuan for a haircut and 300 yuan for perming and dyeing" caused controversy

  Market supervision department: is investigating and verifying

  On July 3, it was reported on the Internet that the Yunnan Dali Beauty and Hairdressing Industry Association issued a notice requiring hairdressing institutions to adjust the price to 60 yuan for haircuts and 300 yuan for perms and dyeing.

The notice sparked heated discussions on the Internet, with some netizens questioning that the move was suspected of manipulating market prices.

  In this regard, a businessman in the Dali beauty and hairdressing industry who participated in the formulation of this notice said that the reference price in the notice is only a suggestion and does not require enforcement.

The price adjustment was made in response to the previous phenomenon of rushing low prices to grab customers in the industry, in order to standardize the pricing of various merchants. "Large and medium-sized stores all compete for low prices. For the same price, customers will definitely go to large stores, and it is difficult for smaller stores. survived."

  According to the publicity query system of the vocational skill rating evaluation agency, the contact person of the Dali Beauty and Hairdressing Industry Association is Liu, but the reporter called him many times, but no one answered.

On the afternoon of July 4, another document of the association withdrawing its previous pricing notice circulated online.

A person close to the association confirmed to Jimu News that the notice was forwarded by the relevant person in charge of the association in the circle of friends.

  Netizens questioned: This move is suspected of manipulating market prices

  On July 3, a photo titled "Notice of Dali Beauty and Hairdressing Industry Association on "Market Price Adjustment Specifications" was circulated online.

According to the notice, the industry association meeting passed: with large and medium-sized stores as the representative, the reference price for hair cutting in stores is set at 60 yuan, and the reference price for perming and dyeing hair is set at 300 yuan. Regional businesses make adjustments in an orderly manner.

The photo sparked heated discussions on the Internet, with some netizens questioning the trade association's alleged manipulation of market prices.

  A businessman in the Dali beauty salon industry who participated in the formulation of this notice told the Chengdu Business Daily-Red Star News reporter that the reference price in the notice is only a suggestion and does not require enforcement.

The price adjustment is to standardize the pricing of various merchants and promote fair competition. Previously, there was a problem of rushing low prices to grab customers in the industry.

A hairdresser of the hair salon revealed that the lowest unit price of perm and dyed hair in the industry was as low as 88 yuan before, and there were two grades of 98 yuan and 118 yuan, so the quality of hairdressing was poor, and the merchants could not make money.

  Another shop owner introduced that before the whole industry was "rolling in", the perm only cost more than 100 yuan. "To be honest, everyone takes the worst potion and uses the most ordinary people to practice their hands."

  Some merchants: Adjusting prices may affect business

  The reporter contacted two small barber shops in Dali Prefecture yesterday.

One of the merchants said that the haircut has been unified at 30 yuan, and the perm and dyed hair fluctuated in the range of 200 to 400 yuan; another merchant said that the haircut has four levels of 35 yuan, 45 yuan, 50 yuan and 55 yuan. Starting at 260 yuan, the most expensive is no more than 360 yuan.

  However, some merchants said that the definition of "large and medium-sized stores" in the notice was not clear enough.

The businessman said that the price of his home on this street is already high, and the customers are mainly students, and the price of perming and dyeing hair can only be accepted at about 100 yuan.

If the price is adjusted, it may have a greater impact on the business.

  A businessman who claimed to be a "large and medium-sized store" expressed support for the notice, believing that it could regulate the chaos in the industry.

The businessman said that the industry is still discussing how to adjust it. "The notice stipulates that the floating range is only 5% up and down. We will adjust the floating range a little bit, and it should be fine."

  Local response:

  I have paid attention to the notice and are investigating and verifying

  According to media reports, on the morning of July 4, a staff member of the Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture Market Supervision Administration responded that they had paid attention to the notice of the Hairdressing Association on the Internet and are currently investigating and verifying it.

As for whether the notice is suspected of violating the regulations, it needs to be investigated by the relevant business department before replying, and the matter has also been reported to the superior.

  Fu Jian, a lawyer from Henan Yulong Law Firm, believes that, judging from the notice issued, if operators adjust market prices through agreements or collude with industry associations, they may be suspected of market manipulation and price monopoly.

Industry associations can guide industry behavior and guide operators to standardize their operations, but they cannot fix the specific price of beauty salons.

The price-fixing behavior of Dali Beauty and Hairdressing Industry Association may be suspected of violating the provisions of the Anti-Monopoly Law.

  Lawyer Fu Jian also said that this kind of behavior also violated the relevant provisions of my country's "Price Law".

The pricing of goods and services can follow market-regulated prices, government-guided prices or government-fixed prices. The so-called industry pricing or industry-guided prices are not within the scope of reference.

Industry associations may organize negotiation on the price of a certain commodity or service, but must not force a fixed price to restrict competition, otherwise it will seriously interfere with the normal market order and be suspected of manipulating the market and price monopoly.

  Chengdu Business Daily-Red Star News reporter Song Xinze Pan Junwen intern Ou Jiaying Comprehensive Jimu News

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