Would you pay $42,000 for a lifetime of good hair? A new survey suggests many women already do. The research, which was conducted by OnePoll, gathered information from over 3,000 female Brits and the results showed that they spent an average of over 26,000 pounds (or about $42,000) throughout their lives. They also lost a year of their lives, collectively, styling it.
Stylist Nicky Clarke, who commissioned the survey, marveled at a "how well and truly obsessed the nation really is with hair." That's good news for a hair stylist, but bad news for our bank accounts. But are Americans as obsessed as Brits? Not if you look at a recent study from Consumer Reports.
According to their research published in May, the average American woman spends about $195 a year on haircuts and $260 on color. If this average American woman starts paying for cuts (around $39 a pop) and color ($65 a pop) from age 25 to about 80 years of age, that would mean she spends only about $20,000. Factor inRead More »from Would you spend $42,000 on your hair? Study says many women do