A 2016 study by sociologists Jaclyn Wong of the University of Chicago and Andrew Penner of the University of California at Irvine found that attractive individuals earn approximately 20 per cent more than individuals of average attractiveness. However, that pay gap could be dramatically lessened through grooming. The study found that spending more time and effort on hair, makeup and clothes was actually more important than looks when it came to paygrade — especially for women. The situation is even worse for female minorities who are often expected to straighten or relax their hair to look “professional.”

For the full story, please visit https://nationalpost.com/life/fashion-beauty/dressing-down-for-success.

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