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 NetVoucherCodes.co.uk.
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.’