We identified a problem
Barbershops have been using the same old pay-as-you-go business model since the dawn of time. Charging customers for each visit is fundamentally flawed. Hair grows around the clock and looks change rapidly. To keep up would be outrageously expensive.
As customers, we are forced to visit less often than we would like to. And when we do, service can be unreliable from one barber shop to the next. This is a major problem in a modern era when kept appearances are critical to success.
This archaic approach is even worse for barbers, who are treated as transient labor with inconsistent cash pay. Barbers must split their hard-earned wages with barber shop owners (typically 50%), leaving them at the mercy of cash tips. This is a major problem in a modern economy transitioning away from cash.