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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.

By Kim Anne Jan 25, 2013 7:18PM
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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.

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'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. 

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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. Photos: Getty Images

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.

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