Presidential Hair Color: The Only Poll That Matters

There’s a good chance you’ve never given much thought to the idea of presidential hair color, but the way a national leader looks very much sways public opinion.

Now as any self-respecting beauty blogger would, I feel obligated to share world leaders’ hair patterns as discovered and compiled by the good people of the internet. As you can clearly see, there’s a lot of salt and pepper action happening here in America, but over in Russia my brown hair stands a fair chance at winning a not-so-democratic election. I like those odds.

Blondes and strawberry blondes fare better, politically speaking, in Northern Europe. Shiny black hair wins most of Asia (perhaps unsurprisingly). I’m waiting for the research to show what happens to leaders who veer away from the norms– like what happens when a blonde leads America? Does he or she only have one term? Is there social chaos? Or does it gradually change us from a nation of salt and pepper to beach blondes? Asking for a friend, Hil.

What this really shoes us is the correlation between hair color and perceived ability, and possibly success. We should be considering our audience and objectives when choosing our hair color. Now go on and find a nation to lead.

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Bryce Gruber is a Manhattanite mom who can be found jet-setting off to every corner of the globe. She loves exotic places, planes with WiFi, summer clothes, & Sucre brown butter truffles. Bryce’s aim is to do to luxury what Elton John did to being gay. Follow her on twitter @brycegruber