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'Blondes earn more than brunettes'

Blonde women earn more than brunettes or redheads, a new study in Britain has revealed.

world Updated: Dec 29, 2010 01:44 IST

Blonde women earn more than brunettes or redheads, a new study in Britain has revealed.

According to the study, based on a survey of 3,000 women in Britain, the average blonde earns some 23,150 pounds a year, versus 22,586 pounds for brunettes and 22,327 pounds for redheads.

In fact, to be specific, blondes pocket an average of 564 pounds more a year than women with dark hair - and 823 pounds more than those with ginger tresses. But it makes no difference if the colour is natural or from a bottle.

Despite this, more than half of blondes claim their firm "does not take them seriously", 'The Sun' reported.

Meanwhile, dark-haired women are the most likely to work late, according to the survey by Superdrug chain.

Director of Toiletries Simon Comins was quoted by the British tabloid as saying, "Over a lifetime earning 600 pounds more a year can really add up, so blondes are having the last laugh."

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