Alex Beasley, the hairdressing salon owner in the Bronx, has been fired from his job after a customer complained about his balding.
He has been accused of discriminating against women by saying that he “must be bald”.
His lawyer said that his client is “extremely disappointed” by the news.
The hairdressor, who was also a former partner of the salon owner, was terminated on Monday, his lawyer said.
Mr Beasley has been with the salon for more than 20 years.
The employee who complained about Mr Beasleys baldness was a customer who had attended his first salon, and had given him her phone number to call to make an appointment.
The salon has been in the business for more or less a decade, and Mr Beaser’s partner was hired in 2014.
Ms Beasley told the Daily News that she would like to take a leave of absence, but is not considering it.
“I think it’s best for my family and my business, and I’ll leave it at that,” she said.
She said she would be willing to take other leave, but has been unable to secure a new job.
“We’re just trying to be as transparent as possible,” she told the newspaper.
The owner of the haberdressing salon in New Yorker City, who declined to be identified, told the paper that he has “serious reservations” about the way Mr Beaseys employment is being handled.
“Alex Beasley is a man of integrity, character and honesty,” the owner said.
“He has never discriminated against anyone or harmed anyone in his career.”
Mr Beashley, 53, was accused of discrimination in August when a customer alleged that he told a female customer that he was a “pig”.
The customer, who also asked to remain anonymous, told The Associated Press that Mr Beasing had told her he was “a pig” in a restaurant while a friend of his was there.
The customer said she was asked to leave the restaurant after she refused.
The woman’s husband was at the restaurant at the time and said that the incident was upsetting, and that he felt like Mr Beases behavior was not right.
Mr Basing told The New York Times in a statement that he had never had any sort of discrimination and was “profoundly sorry for any hurt and pain this has caused.”
He said that he took responsibility for the situation, and would “never discriminate against any customer”.
The New Yorker’s paper, The New Republic, also said that Mr Bases resignation was effective immediately.
The New Jersey Attorney General’s office declined to comment on whether the case had been referred to a civil rights investigation.
A spokesperson for the city’s office of human rights did not immediately respond to requests for comment.