How bad hair can ruin your self-esteem
Bad hair can set the tone for the rest of your day.
In fact, women have stayed home from work, from parties and have even passed up job interviews all because of their hair.
At least that's what a new report out of the UK is telling us.
But the mane problem isn't just limited to British women -- Canadian women are feeling the same way too.
According to statistics from celebrity stylist John Frieda, 39 per cent of Canadian women have stayed home from work, skipped a party or have worn a hat because of a bad hair day.
Bad hair can have powerful psychological effects on women.
Eight out of 10 women believe that their supernatural strength, social acceptance and beauty lies in how good their hair looks and a bad hair day dramatically reduces their self-esteem, confidence and self-worth.
Now who would have thought that your locks could do so much damage?
Shakila Ahmed, Travelodge study spokesperson, says, "Our research has revealed how incredible the impact of a woman's hair has upon their mood when they get out of bed every morning.
"Women feel like entirely different individuals when their hair does not behave. Having unmanageable tresses can make a woman feel tired, grumpy and less confident. In contrast, a great hair day will make a woman feel sexy, confident and ready to take on the world."
The study found that, when experiencing a bad hair day, 67 per cent of women said they would not do well on a job interview; 49 per cent reported they lose their self-worth and do not perform well at important meetings or presentations; 63 per cent would cancel an important date; and 32 per cent have phoned in sick because of their hair.
Forget the Farrah Fawcett hairstyle, now women are seeking celebrity hairstyles like Cheryl Cole, Holly Willoughby, Kelly Brook, Kate Middleton, Michelle Keegan, Jennifer Aniston, Kim Kardashian, Kimberley Walsh, Anne Hathaway (hopefully before she cut her locks), and Frankie Sandford.
Instead of best-dressed it's best-tressed.
The study revealed that when women want to ooze self-confidence, be seductive and take on the world it's not the designer outfit, heels or make-up -- it's the hair.
So no wonder women spend so much time on their hair-do.
The report found that women style and blow-dry their hair at home on average about three times per week with each session taking about 20 minutes. That translates into about 146,640 minutes perfecting their hair over a lifetime.
And if it is a special occasion, Canadian women may spend longer than 30 minutes on their hair to get just the right look.
The top three events that Canadian women get more stressed about their tresses and not their dresses are weddings, job interviews and first dates.
By Donna Donaldson, MSN Money
Does having bad hair affect your day?
Posted by: Darwin List Recruiter | Aug 15, 2021 1:25:59 PM
I thought this site was for articles dealing with Everyday Money.
I see that Ms. Donaldson is using her limited financial knowledge and skills to write about bad hair days. Heyyy Donna, maybe you should stick to your strenghts and go write recipes and makeup tips for Women's Magazine.
Posted by: Get Serious | Aug 15, 2021 11:37:06 PM
I agree with Darwin. This site is supposed to deal with or discuss: Saving and retirement tips, personal finance advice, and other money-related content. Don't know what bad hair days has to do with the aforementioned. Maybe the writer hopes to get a job with Cosmopolitan.
Posted by: JylEastwood | Aug 18, 2021 7:18:59 AM
Everyday Money? A bad hair day?! My goodness, what on earth has one to do with the other?!
Posted by: linda | Aug 18, 2021 4:00:41 PM
That'd be the day I stayed home from work because of a bad hair day - unless you're a model, how in the world do you justify that?!
Posted by: patrick | Aug 18, 2021 10:44:21 PM
Bad hair is kinda like having a bad cold sore on your lips when your going out on a date..... you dont do it ..... and if you do ....
Posted by: Herb Tarlek | Aug 21, 2021 10:16:44 AM
Darwin must be another guy scamming EI to spend his days trolling.
Get Serious here's a tip for you ...get a life!
Posted by: Darwin List Recruiter | Aug 21, 2021 2:03:23 PM
@Herb Tarlik...... speaking of Losers... how's the job at WKRP ?
Still dropping turkeys from helicopters ?
You were a dork then... still are.
Posted by: John | Aug 23, 2021 6:18:35 AM
Not a problem for me. I have no hair. I have cancer.