Can the colour of your hair really affect your confidence?

Brunettes are in uproar as new research suggests blondes are more successful. It's time to have your say...

For years, the colour ‘blonde’ has been synonymous with the term ‘bimbo’, but are the fairer-haired race about to get their revenge as research suggests they are more confident than brunettes or redheads.

The academic study suggests that blonde women attract more attention than their darker counter-parts, and are generally seen more attractive by men. The result? They become used to getting their own way.

According to the study carried out by the University of California, the more special someone feels, the more likely they are to reach their goals.

And to prove that their theory is visual rather than genetic based, experts also found that women who dyed their hair blonde also took on natural blondes’ attributes.

Aaron Sell, who led the research that involved 156 undergraduates in America, said: ‘We expected blondes to feel more entitled than other young women. What we did not expect to find was how much more warlike they are than their peers on campus.’

Sell explained that blondes appear to exist in their own little ‘bubble‘ where they are treated better than others for so long, they come to expect it through life.

‘They may not even realise they are treated like a princess,’ he continued.

But take comfort, brunettes and redheads – the same research also discovered that darker-haired women often respond to their stereotypes by working harder and expecting less special treatment.

So what do you think about this latest discovery? Can hair colour really change who you are and what you achieve? Perhaps you have a personal experience that proves or discounts these latest findings.

Whatever your thoughts, Marie Claire wants to hear from you today by posting your comments below.

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