Indeed, a study shows that blonde-haired women make more money than their red-headed and brunette counterparts. Less surprising: Blondes also tend to marry richer guys.
The research was conducted in the U.K.:
A study in the journal Economics Letters reported that having blonde hair boosts pay by £1,600 a year for a woman earning £22,000 a year – the average salary in Britain.
Researchers at the University of Queensland, who surveyed 13,000 women, said that the difference in pay remained the same even when other factors such as height, weight and education were removed.
For an explanation to the wage disparity, reporters sought out her eminence, the president of the International Blondes Association:
Olga Uskova, president of the International Blondes Association, told the Mail on Sunday: “Blondes have wealthier husbands because we are more fun and outgoing, and men are more attracted to us.
“We also do better in the workplace because when we make a mistake we can say, ‘Oh, sorry about that, it’s because I’m blonde’ and get away with it.”
Yes, there is such a thing as an International Blondes Association. Or at least there’s a website, where the fair-haired can take an oath that includes lines like “To don’t strain my mind, so my hair won’t get black”:
By the way, this is a photo of Olga: