Blondes may have more fun, but brunettes are more likely to succeed at work
Study says brunettes may have an edge over blondes in the workplace.
The age old stereotype that blondes have more fun may still exist, but fair-haired beauties don’t get all the perks—a new study finds that certain facial traits and hairstyles are associated with success—and brown-haired women are more likely to be associated with success and leadership.
More from Living: 10 Ways to Look and Feel More Polished
'We all know that first impressions count but this is the first time that a study has actually delved into the facial traits that help us make those decisions,” said Steve North, General Manager of TV channel Dave who commissioned the research.
More from Living: 10 Celebrities Who Refuse to Fix Their “Flaws”
According to the Daily Mail, the research team, which was led by the UK's leading facial mapping expert Dr. Chris Solomon, analyzed a variety of facial features, including shape, size and position of the head, eyes, lips and overall symmetry. Researchers found that those with straight, dark hair are considered by others to be the most likely to succeed.
When it comes to males, one of the most important facial characteristics was the jawline—those with a very strong jawline were more likely to be perceived as a leader, while those with faces that have narrow jawlines tend to be seen as less credible and weak.
Tell us: What do you think of this research?
Photos: Getty Images
More from Simply Chic:
Fighting crime with chic jewelry
Does the way you hold your handbag reveal your personality?
The hottest manicure styles of 2013
fashion: trends & must-haves for your wardrobe
That’s right. We said it. These nail polish colors aren’t just sexy—they’re the hottest things you can put on your feet this summer. Now the hard part: choosing one.
Days are getting longer, skirts are getting shorter, and our feet haven’t seen the light of day since the autumnal equinox. A seasonal beauty overhaul is in order.
There’s no hair hotline for all your summer freakouts—but for every strand, type, and texture, there is an Allure editor who’s tested tons of products (in millions of combinations) to fix any problem. Here, our roundup of tried-and-true hot-weather hair regimens.
When heat and humidity strike, the last thing you want to do is spend an eternity styling your hair, only for it to end in the F word: frizz. But that doesn’t mean you need to settle for a ho-hum hair day. These ten hairstyles are quick, simple, and not the least bit boring.
She's chosen designer gowns that you can rent from the new Beyoncé Boutique.
Long, layered, medium or wavy – we’re sharing our favorite hairstyles of 2013 with a new ‘do each day. Stuck in a hair rut? Check back daily for snappy new looks that are sure to give your locks some beauty inspiration.
Big event? Focus on the outfit, because we’ve got your hair all figured out, whether you’ve got two minutes to do it or 20.
When morning talk shows and local newspapers dole out their seasonal swimsuit shopping advice, I’m usually pretty disappointed by the lack of body types represented. What about the women who don’t resemble fruit? (Or aren’t boy-shaped—the third “one of these things is not like the other” category I’ve never quite understood. Couldn’t they say “banana?” Or is that somehow more offensive than “apple” and “pear” shapes?)
Ready to refresh your hair and makeup for spring? Well, look no further for your latest batch of inspiration. These ladies are bringing the beauty brilliance with megawatt lipstick shades, sleek haircuts, and must-try hair colors. Get ready to play copycat.
Step into spring with style in June Ambrose's new shoe line for HSN.
Revamp your corporate look with graphic prints and bold color.
If you have only five makeup tools in your kit, make sure these are them. They do much more than just look cute on your vanity!