Women stay with their hair stylists longer than their husbands

Recent research shows that women stay on average longer with their hair stylist (more than 12 years) than their husbands (11 years).

Husbands and houses may come and go, but it  seems a good haircut is forever.

The average woman’s relationship with her  hairdresser will last longer than her marriage, a survey found.

British women typically keep the same  hairdresser for 12 years and five months, or almost a year longer than the  average marriage of 11 years and six months.

Most women, 53 per cent, rated their  hairdresser in the top ten most important people in their life.

And nearly one in ten, or 9 per cent, said  proximity to their hair salon would be a prime consideration if they moved  house, the study of 360 women found.

On average, women spent a year and ten months  looking for the perfect trim.

One said: ‘I’ve known my hairdresser longer  than my children and my husband, in fact I’d go as far as saying she has become  part of my extended family.

‘It takes absolutely ages to find the perfect  stylist who cuts your hair just the way you like it, so when you do eventually  find the right person, you don’t want to let them go.

‘My hairdresser is one of the top five people  in my life never mind top ten.’

Another said: ‘I don’t know what it is about  my hairdresser, but I can talk to her about everything and anything. In fact I  probably share more with her than many of my friends.

‘I don’t know what I would do if she moved  away, I’d probably convince my husband that we’d have to move as well.’

A third added: ‘I’m not loyal to one  particular hair salon, but I am fiercely loyal to my hairdresser. It took me  five years of going from pillar to post to find Chris and when I eventually  found him it was love at first perm.

‘He’s been based at two or three different  salons now and I follow him no matter how hard the salons try and make me  stay.’

The study was carried out by online savings  site

A spokesman for the site commented: ‘The bond  a woman has with her hairdresser is an extremely close one, and one she would  not give up lightly.

‘As our study found, women spend over a year  trying to find the right hairdresser, so it is completely understandable that  they remain with them for a long time.

‘We were surprised to see however, that  nearly one in ten women were prepared to take the location of their hairdresser  as a serious consideration when moving house, that’s what I call  commitment.’


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