Support our mission
 

SEOUL — It’s no April Fool’s Day joke: On April 1, haircuts on base will cost 50 cents more, then go up again in June.

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is raising the price of haircuts from $6.75 to $7.25. The price will rise 35 cents more to $7.60 on June 1.

The two-step increase aims to “lessen customer impact” of a total 85-cent price increase, according to an AAFES news release.

AAFES used the average price of a haircut from 10 market-basket surveys in the United States — minus 30 percent — to establish the price here in South Korea, AAFES officials said.

They were unable to use South Korean barbershop averages because off-post barbershops are off-limits to U.S. Forces Korea personnel, according to the news release. Military officials here have said off-base barbershops are off-limits because of problems with prostitution.

The haircut price increase will be the first since June 1, 2004, according to AAFES.

Migrated

stars and stripes videos

around the web

Sign Up for Daily Headlines

Sign-up to receive a daily email of today’s top military news stories from Stars and Stripes and top news outlets from around the world.

Sign up